Picnic Chicken Salad

SavvyMom April 14, 2016

More than just a sandwich, this dish is an all-in-one meal, loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients.

You’ll Need

  • 1 large round loaf of bread (boule or Calabrese loaf)
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed (about 3 breasts)
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Romaine lettuce

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Slice off the top 2 inches of the loaf in one big piece and set aside.
  • 2
    Hollow out the bread, leaving a shell ½ inch thick.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, curry powder and paprika.
  • 4
    Stir in chicken, grapes, celery, almonds, green onion, red pepper and salt and black pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Line the bread bowl with lettuce leaves and spoon chicken mixture into the bread.
  • 6
    Replace the bread top. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until picnic time.
  • 7
    To serve, using a bread knife, slice the boule into wedges, so guests have ready-made sandwiches.

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