I have served this at so many parties over the years I have lost count. These small chicken salad bites are perfect for so many occasions and not so much of a commitment like a full size sandwich would be, but you definitely can serve this as a full size sandwich and great on a croissant or mini croissant. These perfect little bites are great served at cocktail parties, showers or tea parties and so tasty. You can make the salad a day before and right before the guests arrive, scoop it into the phyllo cups and they are ready to serve, yes it’s that simple. This sweet & savory chicken salad has a great crunch from the pecans and celery with a fresh note from orange, now this is a recipe for a party!
Remember to hold that pinky out when sipping your tea…
Crunchy phyllo cups filled with this luscious chicken salad makes for a fabulous party!
Cranberry & Pecan Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups
This sweet & savory chicken salad is so versatile, serve it in mini phyllo cups as a small bite or serve it over greens for a salad or a full sized sandwich
- 2 boxes frozen phyllo cups (30 cups total)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 medium orange, zest and juice
- 1 tsp dried tarragon
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp course black pepper
- 1/4 cup celery, minced
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 11/4 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
- 1/2 cup roasted pecans, chopped (divided)
- 3 green onions, chopped
Preheat oven to 350
Unpackage the phyllo cups and place them on a sheet pan and bake in oven for 6 minutes and set aside to cool.
Mix together the mayonnaise, zest and juice of the orange, tarragon, mustard, honey, salt & pepper.
Add the celery, cranberries, chicken, ¼ cup pecans and green onions and mix well.
Scoop into phyllo cups and garnish with the reserved chopped pecans and enjoy.