Apricot-Chive Chicken Salad in Puff Pastry Shells

Apricot-Chive Chicken Salad in Puff Pastry Shells

This easy chicken salad gets a new twist by adding apricot.

Apricot-Chive Chicken Salad in Puff Pastry Shells
Yield: 8 servings • Preparation: 15 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  2. ½ cup chopped dried apricots
  3. 2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  5. ¾ cup mayonnaise
  6. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  7. ¼ teaspoon salt
  8. ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 8 puff pastry shells, such as Pepperidge Farm, baked according to package directions
  10. Garnish: apricot roses (see Notes below) and chives
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, apricots, almonds, chives, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, stirring well. Place chicken salad in a covered container, and refrigerate until just before serving.
  2. Divide chicken salad evenly among puff pastry shells.
  3. Garnish with an apricot rose and a chive, if desired.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. • To make apricot roses, slice dried apricots lengthwise into thin slices. Roll slices into rosettes.
  2. • Apricot-Chive Chicken Salad can be made a day ahead and refrigerated until needed. Reserve almonds, and add them just before serving.
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