Spring Entertaining: High Style Party-Perfect Chicken Salad

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High Style Party-Perfect Chicken Salad

With quite a bit to celebrate such as bridal soirees, baby showers, christening’s, garden parties & birthday celebrations, you’ll want to be certain to sprinkle these graceful ideas over a tablescape of Southern luncheon favorites. Simple extra touches & wonton wrappers keep it effortless.

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How To Make the Chicken Salad & The Wonton Wrapper Ideas

How To Add Instant Party Details

Complete the Look

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Chic & Sleek

Mini Asian take out boxes offer mix & mingle ease to any gathering.
Pull a pretty hue from your china pattern to serve as the color theme of the party.
Personalize tags with occasion specifics & attach them to the boxes.
A butterfly craft punch sweetens the look.

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Dressed to the Nines

Wonton cups are a cinch to make & look spectacular.
Brush wraps with oil & sprinkle with poppy seeds & kosher salt.
Fit into non-stick mini muffin cups oiled side up, filling every other cup.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
Cool completely & fill with chicken salad.

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Crisp & Clean

Crackers, please.
Get creative. Cut wraps in half & in quarters.
Brush wraps with oil & sprinkle with poppy seeds & kosher salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.

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Spring Sweetness

Cut it out.
Cut oiled wraps with a butterfly cookie cutter.
Cut some of the shapes in half.
Sprinkle with poppy seeds & kosher salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden.
Fill egg cups with chicken salad & flutter a butterfly cracker on the top.

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Bits & Pieces

Garnish a bowl of chicken salad with crispy nibbles.
Cut oiled wraps into strips or use remnants from cut shapes.
Sprinkle with poppy seeds & kosher salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden.

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Pretty Plates

Quite lovely for seated occasions.
Adorn china with chicken salad, mixed greens, fresh fruit & an assortment of cheeses.
Your good taste leads the way.
Serve with any of the wonton wrapper ideas to complete the look.

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Cashew-Basil Chicken Salad
makes 6 to 8 servings

2 lbs chicken tenderloins
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Sriracha
The zest & the juice from 1 lime
4 scallions, sliced
3 Tbsp chopped basil leaves
Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
1 {8-oz} package spinach leaves
Roasted cashews & fresh strawberries

Bring the chicken to a boil over Medium-High heat. Cook 10 minutes or until it’s no longer pink. Drain & cool 10 minutes. Pulse the chicken in the food processor several times until coarsely shredded. Stir together the mayonnaise, the Sriracha & the zest & the juice from the lime in a large bowl. Fold in the chicken, the scallions & the basil just until combined. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Chill until ready to serve. Portion the spinach on plates, top with the chicken salad & sprinkle with cashews. Serve with strawberries. 

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How To Fine Tune The Logistics

The Chicken

Many times fresh chicken comes in wonky shapes & sizes. I prefer to use the frozen chicken tenderloins as the texture is consistent.

I’m not certain on the cost ratio between what you buy from the fresh case vs the frozen bags but here’s what i do know. If you get a bum package of ginormous chicken breasts with a strange texture, it’s going in the trash regardless & that’s math enough for me.

The Wonton Wrappers

Bake them on foil-lined sheet pans.

The Takeout Boxes

Line the interior with strips of wax or parchment paper, if necessary.

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2 Responses to Spring Entertaining: High Style Party-Perfect Chicken Salad

  1. jenny franklin February 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    Loved your ideas on TV. Where did you get butterflies? Looking for something like that. Thank you.

    • Rebecca February 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Jenny,

      Thank you! The butterflies were made w/ a fiskars butterfly punch & card stock that you can find at craft stores. SO easy! Have a great day! :)

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