Swiss Chicken and Chips Hot Dish Recipe - Ingredients and Instructions

Chicken and Chips Hot Dish

Swiss Chicken and Chips Hot Dish Recipe - Ingredients and Instructions
Region / culture: Switzerland | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 13 minutes | Servings: 6


Chicken and Chips Hot Dish
Chicken and Chips Hot Dish

Chicken and Chips Hot Dish is a delicious and comforting casserole that combines tender roasted chicken with crunchy potato chips for a satisfying meal. This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a potluck gathering.


The origins of Chicken and Chips Hot Dish are not well-documented, but it is believed to have originated in the United States as a way to use up leftover chicken and create a hearty and flavorful meal. This dish has since become a popular comfort food staple in many households.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken and the next 4 ingredients (through water chestnuts); stir well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the low-fat mayonnaise and the next 5 ingredients (through black pepper), stirring with a whisk.
  4. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the chicken mixture; stir well to combine.
  5. Spoon the chicken mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Evenly top the cheese with chips.
  7. Bake at 400°F (204°C) for 13 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the chips are golden.


  • Add cooked bacon or ham for a smoky flavor.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella.
  • Substitute the chicken with turkey or tofu for a vegetarian option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces for even cooking.

- You can customize this dish by adding your favorite vegetables or spices.

- For a crispy topping, crush the potato chips just before sprinkling them over the casserole.

- Make sure to let the casserole rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken and Chips Hot Dish with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. You can also pair it with a crusty bread or dinner rolls.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe involves baking the casserole in the oven until the filling is bubbly and the chips are golden brown. Make sure to preheat the oven for even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Swiss cheese, you can use any other type of cheese that melts well, such as cheddar or Monterey Jack. You can also use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a lighter option.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chicken mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake the casserole. Just add the cheese and chips right before baking.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken and Chips Hot Dish in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh parsley or chopped green onions for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. For a non-alcoholic option, try serving it with sparkling water or lemonade.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the casserole in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for about 15 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken and Chips Hot Dish contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Chicken and Chips Hot Dish contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken and Chips Hot Dish contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chicken and Chips Hot Dish contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (cheese and sour cream) and mayonnaise, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Chicken and Chips Hot Dish is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious choice for a family dinner.


Chicken and Chips Hot Dish is a comforting and flavorful casserole that is perfect for a family dinner or potluck gathering. With a crunchy potato chip topping and a creamy chicken filling, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a treasured one. It was a warm summer day, and I had just finished helping my neighbor Mrs. Jenkins with her garden. As a thank you, she invited me into her home for lunch. Little did I know, this lunch would change my life forever.

As I sat at Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen table, she bustled about the kitchen, pulling ingredients out of cupboards and chatting away. She mentioned that she was making her famous Chicken and Chips Hot Dish, a recipe she had learned from her mother many years ago. I watched in awe as she effortlessly seasoned the chicken, layered it with potato chips, and popped it in the oven.

As the dish baked, the tantalizing aroma filled the air. I couldn't wait to taste it. When Mrs. Jenkins finally set a steaming plate in front of me, I took my first bite and was instantly transported to food heaven. The chicken was tender and juicy, the chips crispy and flavorful. It was unlike anything I had ever tasted before.

I begged Mrs. Jenkins to teach me how to make the dish, and she graciously agreed. She showed me step by step how to prepare the chicken, season it just right, and layer it with the chips. I took notes furiously, determined to perfect the recipe on my own.

Over the years, I made the Chicken and Chips Hot Dish countless times, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my own taste. I added a dash of paprika for a little kick, a sprinkle of garlic powder for extra flavor. Each time I made it, it brought back fond memories of that day in Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen.

As I grew older and started a family of my own, the Chicken and Chips Hot Dish became a staple in our household. My children would come running to the kitchen at the first whiff of the savory aroma, eagerly anticipating dinner. It became a tradition to make it on special occasions, birthdays, holidays, or just because.

I shared the recipe with friends and family, who all raved about it and begged me for the secret. I laughed and told them there was no secret, just a lot of love and a little bit of magic. But deep down, I knew it was more than that. It was the memories of Mrs. Jenkins, the taste of that first bite, the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones.

As the years passed, I continued to make the Chicken and Chips Hot Dish, passing down the recipe to my grandchildren. I taught them the same way Mrs. Jenkins had taught me, with patience and passion. I watched as they too fell in love with the dish, creating their own memories around it.

Now, as I sit in my kitchen, preparing the Chicken and Chips Hot Dish for yet another family gathering, I can't help but smile. This recipe holds a special place in my heart, a reminder of the bonds we share through food and tradition. And as I take that first bite, savoring the familiar flavors, I am grateful for all the memories that brought me to this moment.


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