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