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Baked Chicken Salad

Baked Chicken Salad

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When I was younger, I was stupid and didn’t like chicken salad. Silly how dumb you are about food when you’re little – makes me want to go back and smack myself. Look how many years I WASTED without chicken salad. Past Stacy was dumb. Present Stacy is still dumb sometimes, but dumb with chicken salad – which isn’t nearly as bad.

Baked Chicken Salad

This week my featured cookbook for Cooking Through Stacy’s Stash is this gem from Farm Bureau. This was actually my grandmother’s and she passed it along to me – like most of her other cookbooks…I sometimes wonder what my grandmother eats now. Hmmmmm.

My mom actually has this same cookbook and uses it all the time. It’s full of good ole-timey recipes – family staples. I love looking through these and finding delicious recipes to serve my family! A lot of them have to be converted to whole foods, but many do not. People in the good old days really knew how to cook. I think I was born after my time.

Baked Chicken Salad

The original recipe called for potato chips, which we don’t buy. I had to covert this recipe a bit. I added apples, but that was just an afterthought – it’s an optional ingredient. I like this best HOT, but Barry likes it better cold. Either way…whatever floats your boat, just make it. It IS chicken salad after all.

This recipe really reminds me of chicken casserole…but more like a chicken salad. A chicken-salad-casserole. Booya.

Baked Chicken Salad

Head on over to Gwen’s Nest to see her recipe for Lime Chicken Soft Tacos.

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.


  1. Thanks for hosting this Stacy! Can’t wait to explore all of the great recipes and tips!

  2. Tamara Pulver says:

    Hi Stacy. Do you add the apple (optional) BEFORE baking, or afterwards?

  3. I now know what I’m making for dinner tonight. Thanks, Stacy!

  4. What an awesome recipe – Definitely going to try this – thanks!

  5. I am really excited about these posts! Silly question: is there anyway to subscribe to get an email for every Trim Healthy Tuesday? That would be doubly awesome! Thanks again

    • No, the only way is to get all of my emails – I send out 5 per week…we’re off on Sunday and Wednesday. :-)

  6. Cynthia Combest says:

    Yummy! I will be trying this one! Thank you.

  7. Thanks for hosting! I look forward to more Tuesday link ups!

  8. Looks great! I’m also wondering how to make the ‘slaw’ you show as a side? I’ve been missing chicken salad (and I do enjoy apple in mine) and need to try this out!

    • It’s just a package of broccoli slaw that I sauteed and added Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. So good!

  9. Amber Dawn says:

    Thank you for these weekly THM recipes, I’m super excited! I’m just starting (about 3/4 of the way through their book and loving it!), and was thrilled to see that you’re adding this feature. Woo-hoo!! 😉

  10. Is there an author on that cookbook? Might have found it on Amazon and I’d love to have a copy.

  11. Thank you Stacy – this one’s on the menu plan this week. Love the link up too!

  12. YAYYYYY!!!!! Thank you Stacy!!! Looks yummy and I can’t wait to try it!!! Now… about this cabbage casserole…. 😉

  13. Looks delicious!!! Totally pinned.

  14. I love chicken salad too. But I also could kick myself for all the things that I didn’t like as a kid. My mom totally spoiled me and didn’t make me eat anything that I didn’t think I’d like.
    And I’m so excited to tell you (weird, I know!) that I found a 2 qt, never been used before, crock pot at the Salvation Army yesterday! I paid $6 for it! What am I going to do with a 2 qt? I don’t know (you know I’ve been wanting a 4 qt), but I figured I couldn’t go wrong for the price. :)

  15. Cynthia says:

    This sounds good, I’m going to try it! Like you – I did not like Chicken Salad when I was younger either. In fact I only started eating it about a year ago! A friend brought some for lunch with crackers and it just looked so good and she let me try some on a cracker and I fell in love. I will certainly be trying this recipe, although I’ll leave out the onion and/or celery because I still dislike those two things (still stubborn about those, yuck!) :)

  16. I LOVE those old church cookbooks. When we move, I want a bookshelf or something in my kitchen for cookbooks. Those are really the only books I collect.

  17. jeanine says:

    this looks amazing! thank you so much for all your hard work adapting recipes for other thm’ers out there :) your wit makes the posts that much more interesting. God bless.

  18. So excited about this new link-up, Stacy! It will definitely be helpful to me as a THM newbie! Thanks for linking up to Thrive @ Home. :)

  19. I love cookbooks like that! This looks very good!

  20. I just love old cook books like this, they have the very best recipes. Your sure found a winner with your Baked Chicken Salad, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. I love this recipe! I pinned it and will try it very soon, thanks so much!

  22. Heather Wawa says:

    What does a gal do with the parmesan cheese?

  23. Ha, ha! :-) I sprinkled it on top. Thanks for noticing. I’ll update the recipe.

  24. Tiffany DeOs says:

    What did you make for the side in that picture? It looks yummy!

  25. Stacy, I have a stupid question, but it’s really nagging me. Could you please explain the initials next to some of your recipes, i.e. FP meal, E meal, S meal? What do these mean? Thanks so much for explaining — I have an idea these are very important!! I want to say that I am really fascinated by your recipes and can’t wait to try them!!

    • We have some readers who follow Trim Healthy Mama, so for a while we added coding to let them know what type of meal that was (FP = Fuel Pull, E = Energizing, S = Satisfying). We don’t personally do Trim Healthy Mama, but it is popular among a lot of women right now.

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