Wednesday 25 June 2014

Chicken Salad Slider

The weather has been "scorching" hot lately ... I'm in no mood to bake or cook even a simple decent weeknight dinner in the kitchen.

With some breads and hot dog buns 'standing in squad' on the dining table .... thinking of just to settle with some light sandwiches for our dinner.

Recalled this chicken salad slider .... a recipe of Paula Deen's which I've bookmarked. Since I've got most of the ingredients in the fridge... celery,  mayonnaise,  chopped almonds and some leftover steamed chicken from the previous day ... A quick fix of this cold chicken salad slider ^-^!
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

CHICKEN SALAD SLIDER (servings: 12 sandwiches)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 1/2 cups finely diced cooked chicken
1 cup finely diced celery
1/3 cup slivered almonds (chopped almonds)
12 mini slider rolls (wholemeal hot dog buns)
Before tossing with mayonnaise
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise and salt.
Toss with the chicken, celery, and almonds in a medium bowl.
Serve on mini slider rolls.

I've reduced the quantity by half and served on 2 wholemeal hot dog buns. Crunchy celery and almonds with tangy cold mayonnaise chicken ... yummy refreshing light dinner just for the two of us (my princess & I) ^-^!

This post is linked to Cook like a Star (Paula Deen and Deen brothers theme) organised by me, Bake for Happy KidsJoyce from Kitchen Flavours and Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. Sounds really good! I don't mind having this delicious sandwich for my dinner! You are right, the weather is unbearably hot! And standing over a hot stove in a steaming hot kitchen is making me cranky! So for dinner today, it is noodle soup, just boil the soup, and throw everything in! :)
    Thanks for linking!

    1. Ha ha ... guess that the hot & humid weather is making us moody and cranky ... a good one pot soupy dish!

  2. Im with Joyce too, as I dont mind having light sandwiches for dinner as this hot weather makes ones feel so lazy to cook at all.

    1. Hi Mel, oh yes ... no mood & kinda lazy to just wanna quick and hassle free meal ... hope the weather will cooling soon.

  3. Hi Karen,

    It is the opposite here in Melbourne. It has been very cold and windy here... In regardless, I reckon less cooking means more time for other things... I like to make these chicken sliders for time saving reasons :D


    1. Hi Zoe, for me will be more time to sleep ... ^-^!

  4. Karen, a long time ago, I used to love having sandwiches for dinner or lunch or breakfast! But I have since cut down on bread just for the time being until I get to my target weight. Your sliders look so cute! And I would be more than happy to have a few :)

    1. Phong Hong, sure help yourself with these cute sliders ^-^!

  5. Hi Karen, like you I also found it tough cooking in this heat - I have my a/c on when I do cook otherwise I'd melt! This would be a lovely dinner. And I am now thinking potato salad to go with it. HMMMM :)

    1. Ha ha Diana, unfortunately my kitchen has no aircon. I won't melt though, just don't want to add extra salt (my sweat) into the food >○< ! Hmm hmm enjoy your potato salad !

  6. Hi Karen, I was trying to figure out what this is, after reading through, now fully understood. Very appetising.


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