Chicken Salad Spread With Smoked Almonds

Recipe by mrspotter
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READY IN: 55mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    whole boneless chicken breasts, cut in half, skin on
  • 13
    cup minced shallot
  • 1
    teaspoon minced fresh tarragon leaves
  • 24
    slices of crustless white bread, thin slices or 12 halved croissants
  • 12
    cup finely chopped smoked almonds
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring broth or water to a boil in a large skillet and add chicken breasts.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and poach chicken, turning once, for about 7 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and leave chicken in broth as it cools for about 20 minutes.
  • Discard the skin and finely shred the chicken into a bowl.
  • Stir together chicken, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, shallot, tarragon, and seasoning to taste.
  • Make 12 sandwiches with chicken salad and bread, pressing together gently. With a 2-inch round cutter, cut 2 rounds from each sandwich.
  • Spread edges of rounds with remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise to coat well and then roll the edges in the chopped almonds.
  • If you decide to use croissants you may prefer to add the chopped almonds directly to the chicken mixture.
  • These sandwiches may be made 2 hours ahead, wrapped, and chilled.
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