Strawberry Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Chicken Salad
  • 12slices white sandwich bread
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken breast meatabout 3 breasts depending on size
  • 1cup strawberriesplus 3 more large berries for garnish
  • 1/2cup toasted pecans
  • 1/3cup celery
  • 1/4cup green onion
  • 111 oz can mandarin piecesdrained
Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1/2cup light mayonnaise
  • 1Tbsp champagne vinegarsubstitute white wine vinegar if necessary
  • 2tsps poppy seeds
  • 2tsps sugar
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/8tsp black pepper
  1. Put all dressing ingredients into a blender and blend til smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use to allow flavours to meld.
  2. Poach chicken breasts in sauce pan over medium heat in water that reaches half way up the chicken breasts. About 10 minutes per side. Check for doneness.
  3. While chicken is cooking, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay pecans out in a single layer on an oven proof pan. Toast about 13 minutes. Remove when browned and you can smell the nuts. Allow nuts to cool.
  4. While chicken is cooking rough chop the strawberries, celery and green onions and mandarins.
  5. When cool roughly chop chicken.
  6. Put chicken and other salad ingredients (except bread) in your food processor and pulse a few times until there are no big chunks of meat or fruit or vegetables. Be careful not to over process into a paste.
  7. Mix chicken salad and dressing. Chicken salad mixture can be made a day ahead and refrigerated.
  8. When ready to serve, cut crusts off the bread slices. Make sure your bread is square.
  9. Spread chicken salad mixture evenly over one half of the bread slices. It will be quite thick. Top with a plain piece of bread. Cut diagonally in half.
  10. Thinly slice the 3 strawberries reserved for garnish into 4 slices each. Top each sandwich with a slice of strawberry just before plating.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 6%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.