Chicken Salad Puffs Recipe
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Chicken Salad Puffs Recipe

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For a unique way to serve chicken salad, these puffs can't be beat! The tasty filling gets color and crunch from the olives and celery. Guests have told me they are delicious and satisfying. -Marlys Benning, Ackley, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 323 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Drop by six rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.
  4. For filling, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery and olives. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir into chicken mixture. Fill puffs just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Salad Puffs in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p35

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 261209
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"This rating is for the chicken salad only - I made the salad and put it on some toast for a quick lunch. I thought it had a nice taste, but definitely needed some tomatoes or lettuce. I also found myself putting some extra mayo and a little Dijon mustard on the toast to keep it from getting too dry. Overall, I'd make this again, but with some minor tweaks."

mirelish User ID: 1387766 7434
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"I originally found this recipe in my first copy of Taste of Home magazine that I received in 1994. I have been using it ever since. When my children were small, I had to speed up meal prep, so I did substitute croissants for the puffs, but the puffs are delicious. I have always made 4X the recipe because they always disappeared so fast!"

mmfre469 User ID: 1671057 2790
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Love to make these chicken salad puffs, they are always a big hit and I love the taste of the eggy puff."

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