Chicken Salad Stuffed Breadsticks
What better way to celebrate summer than with a quick and easy summertime lunch or dinner?! With the chicken salad stuffed breadsticks you are sure to have a meal the whole family will love. This would even work great for a baby or bridal shower. It's simple and delicious. I know there are lots of chicken salad recipes out there, but give this one a try - I know you will love it. Best part about it? The soft, buttery, Parmesan garlicy Rhodes breadstick! Once you see just how easy they are to make, you will want to have them not only for stuffing with chicken salad but paired with any meal! Give it a try... you'll see!
Round up the goods: Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, butter or margarine (not pictured, it was melting on the stove), Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cooked & diced chicken, crushed pineapple, green grapes, celery, tarragon (not pictured), cashew halves, salt, pepper, and lettuce (not pictured) This part is super simple, once the rolls have thawed but are still cold, roll each Texas roll or 2 dinner rolls combined into a 6 inch rope. Place on a large sprayed baking sheet. Brush each one liberally with butter. Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. You can also sprinkle them up after they have risen, which is what I did. Remove wrap and bake at 350º F 15-20 minutes. For the chicken salad, combine mayonnaise and lemon juice. I didn't need to add additional pepper to the salad because my mayo already had pepper in it. In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients except the cashews. By remaining ingredients except the cashews, I took that as except the grapes also.... I don't think it matters too much! Oh yeah, don't add the lettuce at this point either, you will want to leave that until you are assembling your sandwich :)Doesn't that look so yummy!?! Pour mayonnaise mixture over chicken mixture and fold together. Salt and Pepper to taste (like I said, I didn't pepper at this point). Allow to chill in refrigerator 1-2 hours
After it has chilled for the desired amount of time (in my case, long enough for the breadsticks to be baking), add the cashews.... and the grapes if you forgot them at the right time like I did :)
It will look so beautiful you won't want to dive in. But you will want to dive in.The breadsticks will smell so wonderful you will have a hard time resisting and saving them for the chicken salad. Or maybe you wont. I did. Next time, I will bake a few extra solely dedicated to diving in right away!!! Once the breadsticks have cooled, slice them part-way and fill with lettuce and chicken salad. Enjoy!
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