Monday, March 19, 2012

Smoky Chicken Spread

This is Sue's recipe from way, way back. She makes it quite often, especially around the holidays.
You know how it kills me to give her credit but **sigh** she is sometimes a genius.
Like, for instance, with this smoky chicken spread. It is really good. She originally developed it as a dip with crackers (Soooo good with Triscuits!) but then we decided to give it a try as a sandwich filler in puff pastry shells.
My idea, by the way.
She's not the only genius in the family.

Smoky Chicken Spread

3 - 4 cups of chicken, cooked & diced
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
good dash of seasoning salt
good dash of garlic powder
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup coarsely chopped, smoked almonds
3/4 cup mayo (Miracle Whip)

Mix all ingredients together. Let chill for at least an hour before serving.
You can serve it as a dip with crackers, or use it as a filler for sandwiches. (It was delicious in the puff pastry shells.)

You can throw this together in a pinch. We use the Blue Diamond brand almonds and they taste so smoky. We've made it with different flavors ie: BOLD Maui Onion and Garlic, Smokehouse, Jalapeno Smokehouse, etc... and they are all very yummy.
My favorite is still the original Smokehouse.

If you are looking for something crunchy and smoky and still creamy and delicious...this is the recipe for you.
I've said it before and I will say it again....Sue has some good ideas sometimes....but don't tell her I said that.