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Using Chicken salad

Made some chicken salad with a southwest accent this morning. Planning to use for dinner tonight. Am bored with sandwiches and putting over mixed greens. Any ideas besides stuffing in a tomato?

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  1. Serve it over a pineapple half.

    1. why not add cooked pasta and greens for a pasta salad with greens.

      1. Can you get to the store? Get a roll of Pillsbury crescent rolls. Separate them into four squares (instead of eight triangles), pinching the two triangles together so they're sealed. Put a dollop of chicken salad in the middle and then fold all four sides up, twisting the excess crescent roll at the top.

        Bake these until they're browned and cooked. I've never done it with a southwest-flavored chicken salad, but am sure it would be wonderful. Maybe dust the top of the packets with some chili powder before baking to tie it all together?

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        1. re: katecm

          I do this too, but add cream cheese to the chicken, and dip the pastry in melted butter and parsley before baking.

        2. Stuffing it in endive spears.

          1. Thanks for the ideas! I'm definitely going to keep them in mind since...:

            I had to go to work and when I got home wasn't inspired for a cold dinner...so I used the chicken salad to make sandwiches for tomorrow and tossed some pasta with black pepper and parmesan instead.