Cucumber Chicken Salad Appetizers

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Elevate your appetizer game with these refreshing Cucumber Chicken Salad Appetizers. Crisp cucumber slices are topped with flavorful chicken salad, creating a delicious and elegant bite-sized treat. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or a light snack, these cucumber bites are sure to impress. Let’s dive into how to make these irresistible bites!

Chicken Salad Appetizers

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Protein-Packed: These chicken salad bites are filled with chicken, making it a satisfying, protein-rich snack.
  • Crisp and Refreshing: The cucumber base offers a refreshing contrast to the creamy chicken salad.
  • Easy Finger Food: Perfect for parties or quick lunches, these cucumber bites are convenient and mess-free.

Recipe Ingredients

All you need to make this easy recipe for chicken salad can be found below.

  • Light Mayonnaise: Offers a creamy, tangy base that binds the chicken salad together.
  • Thinly Diced Red Onion: Adds a sweet, sharp crunch, enhancing the overall texture and flavor profile.
  • Cooked Chicken Breast: Chicken breasts are the star of this dish, providing lean, high-quality protein.
  • Salt and Pepper : Essential for bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Cucumber: Serves as a crisp, refreshing base for the chicken salad, adding a cool contrast to the rich salad.
Cucumber bites

How To Make Chicken Salad Appetizers

The Method for making these Chicken Salad Cucumber bites is pretty simple and easy. If you love chicken, you’re going to love this.

Step One: Combine All Ingredients

You mix all the ingredients (minus the cucumber) together in a bowl.

Step Two: Cover Cucumbers

Then scoop one teaspoon of the Chicken mix onto each cucumber slice.

Step Three: Garnish And Serve

Prepare to serve and add parsley to garnish.

Expert Tips

  • Keep Fresh: If serving these appetizers at a party, make the chicken salad ahead of time and store the cooked chicken mixture in the fridge until you’re ready to complete.
  • Celery Sticks: If you want to try another base, place the salad chicken salad onto celery sticks instead. You could also add raisins or green grapes and make these appetizers into edible bugs.

Variations

  • Add Avocado: You can also make this into an avocado chicken salad recipe but chopping up an avocado and mixing it right in. This would be a great superfood addition and healthy fat to add, too. 
  • Rotisserie Chicken: If you don’t have chicken breast you can use rotisserie chicken or any leftover. chicken you may have.
  • Add Extras: For added crunch, add some finely chopped celery, green onion, sliced green apple, or chopped walnuts to your mixing bowl.
  • Citrus: For a tangy twist add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the mix.

Storage Instructions

  • Fridge: Store the Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator until time to eat. Consume the Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites within 1-2 days for the best taste and texture. The cucumber slices may release moisture over time, affecting the overall freshness.
  • Store: Store the cucumber slices separately from the chicken salad to prevent the cucumbers from becoming too soggy. It’s not recommended to freeze Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites, as freezing can affect the texture and taste of the chicken salad and the cucumbers.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Caprese Salad Skewers: Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze.
  • Sweet Potato Fries: Oven-baked for a healthier twist, a sweet and savory pairing.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips: Creamy hummus paired with crunchy chips, a delightful dip.
  • Wonton Cups: Serve with tender chicken wonton cups or phyllo cups or pair with chicken salad puffs for something different.
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FAQ’S

What Is the Internal Temperature to Cook Chicken?

For chicken to be considered safe to eat, it needs an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I recommend using a meat thermometer to make it as accurate as possible.

Cucumber bites

Easy Chicken Salad Appetizers

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These cucumber chicken salad appetizers are delicious tasty and full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Light Mayonnaise:
  • 1/2 cup Thinly Diced Red Onion
  • 2 Cooked Chicken Breast shredded
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 1/2 Cucumber

Instructions

  1. You mix all the ingredients (minus the cucumber) together in a bowl.
  2. Then scoop one teaspoon of the Chicken mix onto each cucumber slice.
  3. Prepare to serve and add parsley to garnish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

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20 Comments

  1. Hi, I had the sleeve a week ago, just looking for tips if you have any and don’t mind sharing I’d love to hear about them ? Xx

    1. Soup is great at the start. Some have pureed chicken in low fat gravy and pureed veg like carrotts, mash and sweet potato. You can have sloppy porridge. I have some blog posts on it too!

  2. Oh, these look scrumptious! I LOVE cucumber, it’s so refreshing, and this would be the perfect poolside snack! Thanks for sharing-and I’m glad to hear your recovery is going well!! <3

    1. Thanks. Yes I think it would be a great pool side snack and one for all the family or to take to a buffet.

  3. What a great idea. These sound very tasty. They sound like a fab snack for over the summer 🙂 x

  4. these are the perfect snack! I love this… I love to try anything easy to do, so this one is going to be on my ‘to do’ list… I know the girls will love it too! #bloggerclubuk

  5. Hi Angela, these little bites would make a good nibble for a party or barbecue too! The addition of bacon is something I would definitely do as well, chicken and bacon work so well together!

    xx

  6. These sound lovely, a great accompaniment for a barbecue if we ever get some sun! Good to hear you’re doing well after your op 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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