Recipe by Chef bethany W
From food and wine mag The classic chicken salad can be bolstered with any number of seasonings, from curry powder or mustard to harissa. To turn these two-bite snacks into mini sandwiches, cut the brioche rolls in half, mound the chicken salad, tomato and bacon inside, and secure with a toothpick.
- 4 slices of applewood-smoked bacon
- 16 mini brioche rolls (about 2 inches)
- 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 celery rib, minced
- 1⁄2 small shallot, minced
- 2 teaspoons minced flat leaf parsley, plus 32 large flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 chicken breasts, from a rotisserie chicken skin and bones discarded chicken cut into 1/3-inch dice
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 small plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices (16 slices)
Directions See How It's Made
- 1. Preheat the oven to 325°. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until browned and crisp all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain, then cut each slice into 4 pieces.
- 2. Using a paring knife, cut a 1-inch round plug out of the top of each brioche roll. Carefully hollow out the rolls. Set the rolls on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven to refresh them, about 5 minutes.
- 3. In a medium bowl, combine the the mayonnaise, celery, shallot, minced parsley and lemon juice. Stir in the diced chicken and season the salad with salt and pepper.
- 4. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the chicken salad into each brioche roll, garnish with parsley leaves and cover with a tomato slice. Top each roll with 1 teaspoon of chicken salad, garnish with the bacon and serve.