Holiday Chicken Salad Gift Box

Holiday Chicken Salad Gift Box

I can not tell a lie, this was an amazing appetizer that a friend made and I just had to have it in our blog for the Christmas holiday. Not only did it look gorgeous it tasted fabulous as well!  This is guaranteed to be a hit at your next Christmas gathering.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cooked Chicken Breast chopped
  • 2 8- Ounce Packages of Cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Pecans finely chopped
  • 12 Red Grapes quartered
  • 5-6 Green Onions scallions
  • 5 Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Mix together chicken, cream cheese, onion or onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Fold in the grapes
  • Line a Loaf pan with Plastic wrap and press the mixture into the pan
  • Pour chicken cheese mixture into the pan . Using plastic wrap, press chicken cheese mixture tightly forming a rectangle.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 1 hour up to 3 days before serving.
  • Before serving blanch the green onions so that they are pliable and you can fold them around also this makes them the bright green color you see in the photo.
  • Turn your chicken cheese mixture over out of your loaf pan and cut it down the middle so you have two squares.
  • Move your square to the plate you intend to serve from and wrap the green onions around it like a bow and add the 5 tomatoes to the top
  • Serve with water crackers
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