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Chicken Salad in Baskets Recipe

Chicken Salad in Baskets Recipe

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 YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Roxyfox User ID: 5996506 210183
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

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

lindarosemarie User ID: 3197754 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 User ID: 3511383 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 User ID: 250482 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 User ID: 1400491 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 User ID: 3714201 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 User ID: 3124690 108040
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

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

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