Teatime is a way to bring family and friends together. Creating food for afternoon tea does not need to be complicated. I love simplicity and presentation. Tea sandwiches are the perfect complement to afternoon teatime and there are so many sandwich possibilities. Today we have chosen chicken salad.
Bread is the key ingredient in most of my sandwiches. I use the traditional shape of a triangle for my chicken salad and the bread is raisin, but you can create squares diamonds, circles, and even hearts with cookie cutters from your chosen bread. I like to allow about 3 to 5 sandwiches for each guest. I usually like to toast and cut my bread ahead of time and freeze it. It is helpful in saving time the day of serving and it is also easier for handling.
There are so many versions of how to make chicken salad. I like to make my chicken salad ahead and refrigerate it for the next day so the flavors blend. This recipe can be used also for a whole sandwich, or a topping to a salad or served plain on lettuce.
So why not invite some friends over for teatime and enjoy your time together!
Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
- 1 12.5 oz. can of chunk chicken breast chicken drained. save liquid for soup and freeze
- 1 7.5 oz container of pineapple cream cheese spread.
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped or sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons of Peach or Apricot Jam
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- chopped fresh parsley handful chopped for sides of sandwich
- raisen bread
- Combine all ingredients except bread and parsley in a mixing bowl.
- Place mixture in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- After chilled, spread the mixture on one slice of raisin bread. (can be lightly toasted if you wish)
- Add a second slice of bread. Cut the crust off on all four sides. Then cut into 4 triangles.
- Dip triangles in fresh-cut parsley.
- Place on serving plate or tea tray for a tea party. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful day,