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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Savory Sunday: Almond Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

I've had this recipe in my arsenal for a while though I usually bust it out for baby and bridal showers.  From time to time I also like to make the filling for my sandwiches at work - I'll bring it on traditional bread or to fill a pita.  The only reason I don't make it more often is because I forget it's an option.  The hubby and I recently had a potluck lunchtime event and I was tasked to bring a main course (usually I sign up for desserts... in case you couldn't guess ;) ), so I thought this recipe would be the perfect fit.  I used croissants instead of plain old sandwich bread, but you could modify to whatever your preference is.

It's a delicious recipe but when I do make it for my lunches I lighten it up by using light mayonnaise and I omit the butter spread.  But for special occasions, I recommend making it as listed below.  Enjoy!

Almond Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Recipe modified from Great Party Recipes
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For a tea sandwich use any sandwich bread, crusts removed (or other favorite type of bread).  Typically thin bread is preferred but I can never find it these days so regular sandwich bread works too.

Ingredients and Directions for the Butter Spread:
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped

Combine all ingredients.

Butter mixture
Ingredients for the Almond Chicken Filling:
1 cup finely chopped, cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped
1/4 cup minced shallots
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients until well mixed.

Chicken mixture.
Assembly directions:
Lay out bread or croissants.  If making tea sandwiches, remove the crusts from the bread.
Spread a thin layer of the butter mixture on one side of each piece of bread.
Then top with chicken almond filling.
Top with buttered bread or croissant.  Slice to serving size - for a tea, small two-bite size triangles or rectangles are typical.  Refrigerate until read to eat.

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  1. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  2. Oh my goodness! There's some damn tasty looking things on this here blog! Your Lonsdale and Chantilly dresses look beautiful, BTW. I hope they get an airing during MMMay'12!

    All the best
    Zoe xxx

  3. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Looks tasty! I pinned it! Thanks!
    Shara @ Palmettos and Pigtails

  4. This looks super yummy! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-linky-party-10.html

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. Hi,

    I followed you over from Mix it up Monday and this looks amazing!

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day,

  6. I have never tasted chicken and almond in a salad it sounds terrific. Could you share this on my foodie friday linky today?

  7. This sounds wonderful! I love chicken salad!


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