CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN SALAD
|2 pkg||8-oz philadelphia cream cheese|
|1-2 sprig(s)||celery, diced|
|5||eggs, hard boiled and diced|
|1 tsp||chicken flavored soup paste, salty|
|1-2 Tbsp||hellmans mayo if needed for sandwiches|
|1 pinch||dried red peppers optional|
|3 can(s)||3.4oz white or mixed chicken, drain|
|1/2 tsp||fresh ground pepper|
This is a family favorite and a versatile recipe. I am called by grandsons to see how to make it. My grandaughter works for Lulu publishing and my sisters and I had her publish a cook book so we could have our recipes ready for them. Really a fun project that was time consuming but proved to be a hit with the family. Now the all have this recipe.
This can be used with crackers, or fill tomatoes. If you need a party salad don't flake the chicken by mixing too much just leave it in chunks, add drained pineapple tidbits, red grapes, toasted pecans, walnuts or almonds, put in a lettuce cup with a dab of mayo,fresh shredded mozzarella cheese, and a strawberry on the top. Pretty! A ladies luncheon served with banana bread is sooooo easy.
This also makes a delicious andwich. Spread thin layer of mayo on both slices of bread, add chicken salad, a lettuce leaf, and I like shredded mozzarella cheese on this too.
Ummmm good things with this recipe.
Chill for at least an hour so the cream cheese can firm up. If too stiff add the mayo. Sandwich spread usually needs the mayo.