Sunday, April 21, 2013

April Showers #SundaySupper...Featuring Mini Curry Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups

Spring has definitely sprung in Texas...that means warmer temps, longer days, and parties. April and May are prime wedding shower months, so this week's #SundaySupper theme is April Showers...dishes that can be served at an afternoon wedding or baby shower. Our hostess this week is Brandie from Home Cooking Memories. When I think of my wedding shower, I remember the delicious finger foods that my hostesses served. Light bites that tasted great, but were light and portion-controlled. That was my thinking when I created my Mini Curry Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups.

Along with frozen puff pastry, a package of these frozen mini phyllo shells are always in my freezer. They're perfect for putting together a quick and elegant appetizer or dessert that looks fancy, but is ready in no time flat! For this appetizer, you make a quick chicken salad and spoon it into the thawed phyllo cups. How easy these are to whip up will be our little secret!

Mini Curry Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups
a Weekend Gourmet Original

Step 1: Remove package of frozen mini phyllo shells from freezer and heat according to package directions. Add the following ingredients to a large mixing bowl: 1.5 cups finely chopped chicken breast, 1/3 cup chopped cashews, 1/3 cup raisins, and 1-2 sliced green onions.

Step 2: Add the following ingredients to the bowl: 3/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 tsp. curry powder, and 1 tbs. agave nectar (or honey). Stir until everything is evenly combined and coated with the yogurt mixture.

Step 3: Spoon the chicken salad into each of the mini phyllo cups using a teaspoon. I like mine nice and full, so I mound it on top. If you're not serving these bites immediately, store the chicken salad in the fridge until you are ready to serve. This will keep them from getting mushy.

I love these little bites...the chicken salad is creamy, and the chopped cashews and raisins provide a nice texture. The phyllo shells are crispy and light. If you prefer a more pronounced curry flavor, feel free to double the amount of curry powder you use...and feel free to sub in golden raisins or even dried cranberries if you prefer. This recipe makes 15 mini phyllo bites, and I had enough chicken salad left to make myself a sandwich for lunch.

Be sure to join us tonight at 600 CST for our weekly Twitter chat, where we'll be discussing shower planning tips and recipes. In the meantime, go check out all the fun April Shower recipes my fellow #SundaySupper contributors are sharing today!

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