CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN SALAD

Janis Current Recipe

By Janis Current jlcurrent

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.


Recipe Rating:
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Serves:
8
Prep Time:

Ingredients

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

Directions

1
Set your cream cheese out to soften. Place in large bowl and whip up with a fork.
2
Add the chicken paste to softend cream cheese. Mix well.
3
Add chicken to cream cheese and the chicken will shred up as you mix but for a lettuce cup don't add chicken and over mix, you want it chunky not flaked..
4
Add the diced eggs.
5
Add pepper and mix all together.
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.
6
Like I stated in my note you can use this as a dip for crackers, a sandwich spread, a salad in tomatoes, or dress it up for a chicken salad lettuce cup.
  • Comments

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    ann walpole annww - Oct 29, 2010
    Don't know what chicken soup paste is?
  • user
    Melodee Crawford mcrawford88 - Feb 11, 2011
    Ann, I'm fairly certain it's like the Better Than Boullian Chicken Paste you find in the grocery store or I've found Tone's Chicken Paste @ Sam's Club. Hope this helps:) I'm definitely going to try this; it sounds fantastic.
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    Karla Everett Karla59 - Mar 21, 2011
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