Smoky Chicken Spread Recipe
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Smoky Chicken Spread Recipe

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The unique "smoky" flavor in this spread comes from smoked almonds. It makes a hearty snack on your favorite crackers. Don't expect many leftovers! —Mary Beth Wagner, Rio, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Smoky Chicken Spread in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p6

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Big hit! I added a bit more seasoned salt to give it a little more bite. Several people asked me for the recipe the first I made this!"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"This was great! I added a few drops of liquid smoke (my store brand smoked almonds weren't smokey enough)."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"Walgreens and CVS both carry Blue Diamond smoked almonds but I make a spread that uses cream cheese, liquid smoke and walnuts that is very similar and is even good without nuts good on crackers and an be made with chicken, tuna or salmon an going to try smoked almond with these"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"I doubt seriously that I will find smoked almonds where I live (I will check the health food stores), but I'm wondering if I could maybe soak almonds in Liquid Smoke and get the effect. Has anyone tried this? I'm thinking this is an outstanding recipe, I love chicken salad."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"Let me start with I am not a chicken salad fan. However I went bed thinking about when I can have more of this and planned all the way into work when I can have my sandwich. It is that good. I had it on the small Hawaiian roll and it doesn't get better than that. Made exactly as instructions said, only thing I might do different is I bought the Walmart brand smoked almonds to save a little as these are expensive! Next time I will spring for a brand name, I think the smoky flavor would be better."

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