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chicken salad tea sandwiches with smoked almonds

Ingredients For chicken salad tea sandwiches with smoked almonds

  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 2
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c
    shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • 24 slice
    white bread
  • 1/2 c
    almonds, smoked and finely chopped

How To Make chicken salad tea sandwiches with smoked almonds

  • 1
    In a deep skillet bring broth or water to a boil and add chicken breasts in one layer.
  • 2
    Reduce heat and poach chicken at a bare simmer, turning once, for 7 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove skillet from heat and cool chicken in cooking liquid 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Discard skin and shred chicken fine.
  • 5
    In a bowl, stir together chicken, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, shallot, tarragon, salt and pepper.
  • 6
    Make 12 sandwiches with chicken salad and bread, pressing together gently.
  • 7
    With a 2 inch round cutter cut 2 rounds from each sandwich.
  • 8
    Put almonds on a small plate and spread edges of rounds with remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise to coat well.
  • 9
    Roll edges in almonds.
  • 10
    Sandwiches may be made two hours ahead, wrapped in plastic wrap, and chilled.

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