Italian Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

A trio of savories for a Valentine's Day Friendship Tea: Smoked Paprika, Lemon, and Shrimp Canapés (left), Italian Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches (center), and Roasted Red Pepper Crustless Quiches (right).

Fresh basil and savory sun-dried tomatoes give these Italian Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches an extra punch.

Italian Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Yield: 8 tea sandwiches • Preparation: 30 minutes
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  1. 8 slices Italian sandwich bread, such as Arnold Italian
  2. ½ cup mayonnaise
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  4. ½ teaspoon salt*
  5. ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  6. ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 2½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  8. ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  9. 2 tablespoons finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  10. Garnish: 8 fresh basil leaves and 8 cherry tomato slices
  1. Using a 2-inch square cutter, cut 16 squares from bread slices, discarding scraps. Place in a resealable plastic bag to prevent drying out.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, oregano, and pepper, stirring to blend.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes, stirring to blend. Add mayonnaise mixture, stirring to combine. Refrigerate in a covered container until needed.
  4. Spread chicken salad evenly onto 8 bread squares. Top each with remaining bread squares.
  5. Garnish each sandwich with a basil leaf and a tomato slice, if desired.
  1. *If you are using a rotisserie chicken for chopped chicken, taste to see if more salt is needed before adding salt to mayonnaise mixture.
  2. • Chicken salad can be made a day in advance and refrigerated in a covered container until needed. Sandwiches can be made a couple of hours in advance, covered with damp paper towels, and refrigerated in an airtight container. Garnish just before serving.
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 From TeaTime January/February 2015

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  1. maravillosa la receta,pero puedo cambiar los tomates secos por otro ingrediente como seria el tomate refrito o por que mas,gracias .Muchos exitos.

    • ¡Hola, Mercy! Gracias por su interés en nuestra revista y en esta receta en particular. No es recomendable sustituir otro tipo de tomate porque eso afectaría la consistencia de la mescla y posiblemente quedaría demasiado mojada. Per al fin y al cabo, la decisión es completamente suya. Si decide hacer la sustitución y le gusta el resultado, por favor háganoslo saber.


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