This lattice-top chicken bake recipe is easy weeknight comfort food direct from 1984

Lattice-top chicken bake - Retro 80s recipe (1)

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Maybe you only break out the french fried onions for your holiday green bean casserole, but this retro 80s dinner recipe inspires us to consider other tasty uses! Here’s a lattice-top chicken bake from 1984 that gives those crispy bits a starring role in a cozy, everyday dinner.

With tender chicken, a creamy sauce and tender biscuits all topped with those irresistible onions, this retro dish is a comforting choice for any night of the week. Grab a baking dish and enjoy a quick weeknight dinner that’s as nostalgic as it is tasty.

Lattice-top chicken bake

Here’s a retro ’80s recipe for a lattice-top chicken bake — a cheesy chicken casserole with golden biscuits baked right on the top.

Lattice-top chicken bake - Retro 80s recipe (2)

Lattice-top chicken bake - Retro 80s recipe (1)

Lattice-top chicken bake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 10-3/4 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Durkee seasoned salt
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 1 pound frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, thawed and well-drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.8 ounces Durkee french fried onions
  • 1 cup biscuit mix
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Combine soup, milk, salt, chicken, vegetables, 1/2 cup of cheese and French fried onions.
  2. Spread mixture into a greased 8- by 12-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 425 (F) for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine biscuit mix, egg and milk to form a soft dough.
  5. Spoon over hot chicken mixture to form a lattice design.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 425 (F) for 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden.
  7. Top lattice with remaining cheese and onions and bake 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese melts and onions are lightly browned.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1020mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 22g

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