Chicken Salad in Baskets Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons diced peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 20 slices bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

    Directions

    1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the mayonnaise, salt and pepper; add to chicken mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
    2. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each slice of bread with a 3-in. round cookie cutter; brush both sides with butter. Press into ungreased mini muffin cups. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
    3. Cool 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Spoon 1 tablespoonful chicken salad into each bread basket. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 20 appetizers.

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