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Asiago Chicken Spread Recipe

Asiago Chicken Spread Recipe

The rave-winning recipe is perfect when you want to make something ahead of time. Guests with hearty appetites will love the chunks of chicken, crunchy cashews and Asiago cheese.—James F Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup salted cashew halves
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Assorted crackers or toasted baguette slices

Directions

  • 1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken in butter for 5-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cashews. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • 2. In a food processor, combine the mayonnaise, onion, cheese, basil, pepper sauce and chicken mixture; cover and process until blended. Press into a 2-cup bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. If desired, unmold onto a serving platter; serve with crackers or baguette slices. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers or bread) equals 98 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.