If you are looking for a fabulous summer tea sandwich,
look no further! Today I'm sharing with you TeaTime
Magazine's Strawberry Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches.
They are just as pretty as they are delicious!!
My family loved these sandwiches! It's just the perfect blend
of ingredients!! So good and perfect for outside entertaining!!
The recipe is very simple and uses a rotisserie chicken, so
you don't have to worry about cooking!!
Just chop some rotisserie chicken (I just used the white meat),
strawberries, toasted pecans, mandarin oranges, celery and
green onion. Then make a yummy Poppy Seed Dressing
using Mayo, champagne or rice vinegar, poppy seeds, and
a bit of sugar, salt & pepper.
Combine all of these beautiful ingredients and your ready
to make some tea sandwiches! Using your cookie cutters,
make some pretty flower shaped sandwiches or just trim
crusts and slice diagonally!
STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD
adapted from here
1 loaf Pepperidge Farm thin white bread
2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used the white meat
from a rotisserie chicken)
1 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained & chopped
1 recipe Poppy Seed Dressing (recipe follows)
Garnish: sliced strawberries
Poppy Seed Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise, such as Hellman's
1 tablespoon champagne or rice vinegar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, cover
& refrigerate until needed. Dressing can be made
a day in advance.
Using a small flower shaped cookie cutter, cut shapes
in the middle of half of the bread slices. Cover with damp
paper towels, or store in a resealable plastic bag to keep
from drying out.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, strawberries, pecans,
celery, green onion, mandarin oranges, and Poppy Seed
Dressing, stirring to blend. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
Place approximately 3 tablespoons chicken salad on a slice
of bread without a cutout. Top with a slice of bread with
a cutout. Using a 2 3/4" flower shaped cookie cutter, cut
out a shape from the middle of the sandwich. Repeat
with remaining bread and chicken salad.
Using the small flower cookie cutter, cut shapes out
of outsider slices of strawberries. Place one shape on
top of each sandwich.
Sandwiches can be made earlier in the day, covered
with damp paper towels in an airtight container, and
refrigerated until serving time. Garnish sandwiches
just before serving.
Your guests are gonna love these tea sandwiches!!
Make sure you have the recipe to give out!!
Thanks so much for visiting!! xo!!