Chicken Salad in Baskets Recipe
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Chicken Salad in Baskets Recipe

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When I first made these cute little cups, they were a big hit. Now my husband often asks me to fix them for meetings and parties. —Gwendolyn Fae Trapp, Strongsville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons diced peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 20 slices bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 140 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the mayonnaise, salt and pepper; add to chicken mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each slice of bread with a 3-in. round cookie cutter; brush both sides with butter. Press into ungreased mini muffin cups. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  3. Cool 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Spoon 1 tablespoonful chicken salad into each bread basket. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Originally published as Chicken Salad in Baskets in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p43

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Roxyfox 210183
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I use pie pastry dough instead of bread, and it's just as good !"

lindarosemarie 210182
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I made this for Christmas and New Years Eve. They are delicious. Variations could

be: egg salad, tuna salad, taco meat w/cheese...ideas are endless. Thanks, Lynn"

Monilusi 210181
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I made these for a church potluck and there wasn't any left. The toast cup was very good, crispy and crunchy. I used my own chicken salad recipe with chopped onion, celery, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. They were a big hit and I will definitely make these again. Might even make them filled with ham salad sometime."

TXSue 108048
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"It was good, but the chicken salad was a bit bland and people at the party we took it to agreed. It needs either chopped cranberries for a tangy addition, or finely chopped green olives. I would make again with one of those changes."

Lglandorf 106376
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"I also used whole wheat bread. And to save time, I used canned chicken. Regular sized muffin pans work just fine if you don't have mini ones. I used a small glass bottle to push them in and make a cavity. I love the sweet taste of apples so I used half of a small apple. If you don't have a round cookie cutter, a canning jar lid works. You just have to press harder. They turned out great!"

RBenner 108046
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I'm not ready to rate the recipe but I can also see it in the little phylo cups. Sounds good!!"

smithyf 108040
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I used whole wheat bread. They turned out GREAT!"

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