If you love potato chips, you’ll eat them with anything! In fact, you would be delighted to find them in your chicken casserole.

Of course, this might not be the healthiest meal, but it’s great for a special treat and eating it is a guilty pleasure that everyone deserves every once in a while.

Let’s take a look at our potato chip chicken casserole as well as some other variations that are sure to put a smile on your family’s faces.

Potato Chip Chicken Casserole

Let’ start by taking a look at how our potato chip chicken casserole is prepared.

You start by mixing the chicken and celery together. Then place half the mixture in an ungreased baking dish.

Spoon a half can of cream of mushroom soup over the mixture. Then sprinkle crushed potato chips on top. Repeat the layers.

You can then sprinkle the casserole with a layer of cheese. This is optional, but at this point, really, why not?

Now you are ready for a decadent dish that you can enjoy with your family on special occasions or really any day of the week.

And if you just can’t get enough of potato chips, here are some other creative dishes you can try.

Chocolatey Chips: The combo of salty and sweet is becoming a gourmet trend. Why not hop on the bandwagon by melting chocolate chips and shortening mixture in your microwave? Then drizzle it over your chips, refrigerate and enjoy a snack that takes it to the next level.

Potato Chip Chicken Strips: Potato chips can also make a great breading for chicken. For this recipe, combine sour cream with seasonings like garlic salt, onion salt, and paprika. Dip chicken strips in the mixture and then roll them in the potato chips. Bake and serve with barbecue sauce, sweet and sour sauce or salsa.

Hard-Boiled Egg Casserole: Potato chips can also be part of a hearty breakfast. This recipe calls for combining hard-boiled eggs, celery, mayonnaise, pecans or walnuts, onion and salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and potato chips and bake until heated through.

Caramelized Onion Dip: You can take your onion dip to the next level with the addition of potato chips. This recipe is prepared by sautéing onions in oil until they are a deep golden brown. Then combine sour cream, yogurt, onion powder and salt with 2/3 of the onions. Top with remaining onions and serve.

Chicken Casserole with Potato Chips

The use of potato chips in a casserole may seem unusual to some people, but the fact is, it’s a southern recipe that has been around for years. People love the crunch the potato chips add to their dishes not to mention that almost addictive taste.

As a result, there are several recipes that have developed over the years. Let’s look at some variations you can make on this tried and true combination.

One woman’s healthy variation starts by preparing broccoli and brown rice.

Then combine onion, celery, mushrooms, chicken, sage, lemon juice, and sour cream.

Stir in chicken broth, broccoli, brown rice, and almonds. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer the mixture into a greased baking dish and top with cheddar cheese and potato chips. Bake until the cheese is bubbling, and the chips achieve a golden color.

This is a dish that is packed with vitamins and nutrients but also has a decadent taste that is sure to make them happy.

The chicken and potato chip combination can also be mixed with mayonnaise to make a chicken salad that is great on sandwiches. Here is a recipe for Hot Potato Chip Chicken Salad Casserole your whole family is sure to love.

Start by combing rotisserie chicken, celery, onion, slivered almonds, salt, pepper, lemon juice, cheddar cheese and mayonnaise in a large mixing bowl. Spread the mixture evenly into a baking dish. Sprinkle with potato chips and bake until bubbly.

Spoon the mixture onto rolls and serve.

This recipe is perfect for making a sandwich that you can enjoy at lunchtime or with a side at dinner. It can also be added to a salad for a tasty meal that is slightly lower in calories.

Potato chips aren’t just a munchie snack for you to enjoy. They can also be an ingredient added to casseroles to add a fun crunch that just can’t be beaten. How do you incorporate potato chips in your meals to make your dishes more exciting? 

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Summertime Chicken and our Olive Oil Garlic Chicken.

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Potato Chip Chicken Casserole Recipe

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


The use of potato chips in a casserole may seem unusual to some people, but the fact is, it’s a southern recipe that has been around for years. People love the crunch the potato chips add to their dishes not to mention that almost addictive taste.


  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups potato chips, crushed
  • grated cheese (optional)


  1. Mix celery and chicken together.
  2. Place 1/2 of this mixture in an ungreased baking dish.
  3. Spoon ½ can of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup milk over the chicken mixture.
  4. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips over all.
  5. Repeat layers one more time. If using grated cheese, sprinkle on top.
  6. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: potato chip chicken casserole, chicken casserole with potato chips

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