Chicken Salad Crostini Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once Updated

Chicken Salad Crostini is just the appetizer you've been looking for. Perfect to get the party going.

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Appetizers can be an ice breaker if you’re meeting people for the first time. Thanks to finger foods, you have something to talk about while the atmosphere warms up. If you’re hosting a gathering and you spy someone who isn’t comfortable enough to mingle yet, coax them into the kitchen with you to make these chicken salad crostini. Maybe she or he would be willing to watch the bread like a hawk when it’s under the broiler.

Speaking of broiling the sliced baguette, this is a really good method for making crispy, savory crostini instead of cooking them in a pan or the grill. When I’m having a party, little time savers like this can make a big difference. I can usually find a friend willing to brush the olive oil onto the slices.

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One of my favorite way to break the ice with strangers is asking about the food. How did you make all these crispy crostini? "This is the best chicken salad I’ve ever tasted. Can I have the recipe?" - you get the idea. Before you know it, the conversation is about cities you’ve visited or places you’d like to see. Perhaps you exchange recipes and talk about how you wanted to be a chef way back in the day. Isn’t it funny how conversations progress?

You can make this chicken salad crostini recipe ahead of time and take it to a gathering if you want to bring a little something. Pack the toasted bread and the chicken salad separately and assemble after you arrive. I think this would be a great dish to take to a picnic, don’t you?

Chicken salad can be so versatile - add in any seasonings you prefer. I love rosemary and apples together, so I add both. But I know some people love grapes and walnuts, or even curry powder. You can really make it your own, and that crispy crostini just makes your creation shine.

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Chicken Salad Crostini Recipe

    16 Servings

Ingredients

For the Crostini:
  • 2 Baguettes, Sliced into rounds
  • Olive Oil
For the Chicken Salad:
  • 1 pound Cooked Chicken, I used boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt, Plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

For the Crostini:

  1. Turn your oven on to broil and grab two baking sheets.
  2. Pour olive oil into a bowl and brush onto both sides of the sliced bread rounds using a pastry brush. Lay them in a single layer on the baking sheets.
  3. Place one pan on the center rack of your oven and broil until the edges of the bread is a beautiful light brown. This only takes 30 seconds in my oven but yours will be different. Stand by and watch for your ideal time. It may be more or less time for you.
  4. Turn the bread over and repeat with the other side. Continue until all the slices of bread are broiled.

For the Chicken Salad:

  1. Chop cooked chicken into small pieces and stir together with 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt, onion powder and chopped rosemary, if you’re using it in this recipe. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add cheese and stir in along with an additional 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt.
  3. If you’re adding chopped apples, mix them in and also add another 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt.
  4. After the ingredients are completely mixed together, taste your chicken salad and add seasoning to fit your preference. Add more yogurt by the spoonful until the chicken salad fits your preference.
  5. Spoon the mixture onto the toasted slices of bread and top with dried parsley or chopped fresh parsley.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The number of crostini may vary depending on the ingredients you add in your chicken salad, the length of your baguettes and how many pieces you slice them into. The baguettes I buy are about 21 inches long.
  • I usually get approximately 45-48 crostini out of each batch since I add both the apples and the cheese.

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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 16 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 97
Calories 190

% Daily Value*
19%
Total Fat 12g
16%
  Saturated Fat 3g
25%
Sodium 591mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 0g
57%
Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

About Dionne

Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!