Garden Snake Sandwiches Recipe
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Garden Snake Sandwiches Recipe

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Frozen dough streamlines assembly of this sandwich arranged like a slithering snake. Curry, raisins and sunflower kernels flavor the chicken salad inside.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 12 frozen bread dough dinner rolls, thawed
  • 3-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 12 lettuce leaves
  • 12 tomato slices
  • 2 ripe olive slices
  • 1 green onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 260 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 388 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. Arrange rolls in an S shape 1/2 in. apart on a large greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30-35 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 350° for 12-17 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove to a wire rack.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chicken, mayonnaise, celery, raisins, sunflower kernels, salt, pepper and curry powder. Split rolls in half horizontally (do not separate rolls). Layer with chicken mixture, lettuce and tomato slices; replace roll tops.
  3. Use toothpicks to attach olive slices to first sandwich for snake's eyes. cut green portion of onion into tongue shape; insert into sandwich. Place cherry tomato halves on remaining sandwiches; secure with toothpicks. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Garden Snake Sandwiches in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p44

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"made it for my kids birthday it was a hit."

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