Spring Entertaining: Chicken Salad Party Ideas

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Sweet & Seasonal Chicken Salad Eggs

Seated gatherings & Easter celebrations call for eye-catching ideas. Fill egg cups with mixed baby greens. Perch egg shaped chicken salad servings on top. Accompany place settings with antique silver butter knives in a variety of patterns. Spring inspired crackers soften the look. As new growth begins again outdoors, mimic the hues inside with crisp green linens. Keep the patterns simple. A modern trellis grid lends a fresh edge. Complete the look with clean white plates or your beloved heirloom china.

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makes 7 cups

2 lbs chicken tenderloins
2 {8-oz} packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
2 lemons, the zest & the juice
3 scallions, minced
2 celery ribs, diced
2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 {1-oz} package fresh dill, chopped
3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
Mixed baby greens
Assorted crackers

Bring the chicken, with water to cover, to a boil over Medium-High heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain & cool for 30 minutes. Pulse the chicken in the food processor several times or until coarsely shredded. Stir together the cream cheese, the yogurt, the lemon zest & juice, the scallions, the celery, the parsley, the dill, the chives, the thyme, the salt & the pepper in a large bowl. Fold in the chicken just until combined. Portion the chicken mixture using a 1/4 cup capacity ice cream disher. Roll the salad into egg shapes & place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover & chill until ready to serve. Style over a bed of mixed baby greens & serve with crackers.

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The 411

Hosting a beautiful Easter lunch is easier than you may think.
Party favorites such as chicken salad can be molded & served in a variety of new ways.

A cream cheese based version makes it simple to form
into garden-fresh spring chicken shapes.
Portion about 20 generous servings using an ice cream disher.
Then, roll in your hands to form the egg silhouettes.

Place on a parchment paper-lined half sheet pan.
Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate.
Make the chicken salad up to 2 days ahead of time.

Arrange the salad over a bed of mixed baby greens for a pretty presentation.
Serve on your heirloom china to make it truly special.

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