Entertaining 101 – 4 Ingredient Chicken Salad Appetizer

Entertaining 101 ~ 4 Ingredient Appetizer ~ chicken salad divine from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I seem to have a go-to list of recipes….the recipes I make over and over again and while that’s convenient sometimes I work on brainstorming for a new recipe ~ something that’s delicious and easy.  I used to think that the more ingredients the better…..back when I had time on my hands….but now my goal is to be a ninja in the kitchen….in and out as quickly as possible.  I tried something new the other day.  I was working on different combinations and then bam….this came to me.  I tried it on my family and they  loved it (I did too) so I knew it was a  hit.  

4-ingredient Chicken Salad Appetizer ~ A quick and easy appetizer perfect for summer entertaining from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

It’s a 4-Ingredient Appetizer that you can make in less than 5 minutes and all of the ingredients are readily available ~ after the recipe I’ll share my inspiration  🙂 

Yields Suggested serving size is two topped crackers per person

Chicken Salad Appetizer ~ Sweet and Salty, Smooth and Crunchy

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Triscuit Crackers

Chicken Salad {Make a quick chicken salad ~ 1 can of chicken, drained, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 stalk of fresh celery chopped ~ mix well}

Cheese of your choice ~ I chose Swiss

Grapes

Instructions

  1. Cut cheese to size and place on top of the Triscuit crackers
  2. Top with 1 tablespoon chicken salad
  3. Slice a grape and fan out over top
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 4-ingredient Chicken Salad Appetizer ~ A quick and easy appetizer perfect for summer entertaining from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

So now for my inspiration! I have three sons.  One of my goals as a mother is that they be self-sufficient so that whether they are out on their own or whether they are married with children they can find their way around the kitchen (and laundry room, etc.).  One of the first things I taught the older two to make was chicken salad.  It was easy and something that they could add their own spin to.  My middle son makes a kick-booty chicken salad.  We’ve had it for lunches…..and dinners.  Sometimes I can’t get enough of it.  When I was doing my brainstorming for this appetizer it hit me….chicken salad.  

Triscuit Chicken Salad Appetizer with grape topping from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Since we already love Triscuit crackers (they go with everything and are so good alone…sometimes I just put a neat little stack next to my keyboard for snacking while I’m working) I knew I wanted to add the chicken salad to that but I wanted a bit more…so I added Swiss cheese and grapes.  Grapes are the perfect sweet compliment to the Sea Salt used in the making of the Triscuit crackers and blends well with the smooth taste of the chicken salad and cheese.  

4-ingredient Chicken Salad Appetizer ~ A quick and easy appetizer perfect for summer entertaining from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

This would be a great appetizer to serve anytime but I’m thinking this will be a picnic appetizer.  For more amazing Triscuit treat ideas follow Triscuit on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter~ the pictures are making me drool and the ideas are fueling my desire to have a Triscuit party of all Triscuit-inspired foods.  Go take a look (come back!) and let me know what your favorite recipe is (or are!).

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Triscuit believes in simple things coming together to create something more.  Whether it’s just three ingredients on a Triscuit or about life, we believe that you (and Triscuit) are “Made for More”. 

Triscuit sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Triscuit believes in simple things coming together to create something more. Whether it’s just three ingredients on a Triscuit or about life, we believe that you (and Triscuit) are “Made for More”.

Triscuit sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.