Chicken Salad Crostinis

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Today isn’t just an ordinary Monday. Nope, not even one bit. It’s a very special, special Monday because….IT’S IN HONOR OF JULIE’S UPCOMING WEDDING!

Surprise Bridal Shower for Julie BADGE

I mean, I don’t even know what to say about Julie besides I would be completely lost without her! She’s always there for me, offering sage advice, pieces of encouragement and a laugh. Our daily text messages have me in tears they are so funny. I swear Julie and I are twin sisters separated at birth. We are literally the same person. You only meet a once in a lifetime friend, once in a lifetime and Julie is definitely one of those kind of friends. I know we’ll be texting & talking trash for the rest of our lives 🙂 When I tried to think of something to make for a bridal shower, I kept going back to these amazing chicken salad crostinis I made two weeks ago. Not only would Julie and I eat 1500 of these while gossiping over wine, these would be a fabulous addition to any bridal shower!

Chicken salad crostinis

I’m seriously addicted to chicken salad lately. It’s weird, it’s the only thing I’ve been craving lately. Well that and pho. I want a big, steaming bowl of pho and a chicken salad sammie. Which as you know, totally go together so perfectly. And no, I’m not pregnant. I just have the weirdest, most absurd cravings ever. Well to satisfy my craving without eating 14,000 grams of carbs, I decided to top a simple and small slice of french bread with a big heaping spoonful of chicken salad.

Easy chicken salad crostinis

Another reason I love chicken salad is that it reminds me of spring and summer. We’d always have picnics by a small little beach we had in Cleveland and there would always be a giant tupperware filled with chicken salad. I feel like you can’t have a picnic or a low-key outdoor lunch without it. Now, the one thing I have to be very strict on, NO GRAPES. They belog in wine, not on a sandwich.

spring bites

So here’s to you Julie! Hope you have the best day OF your life and you enjoy every little second. And you better believe we’ll have a few of these crostinis with a few more glasses of bubbly to celebrate after the honeymoon 🙂

CLICK HERE FOR THE DELICIOUS RECIPE!

Nutritional information per crostini: 

Calories: 170
Fat: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 18.7 grams
Fiber: 2.3 grams
Protein: 6.8 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

Check out these other amazing shower goodies!

Rachel Cooks – Cappuccino Mouse Cups

Bake Your Day – Confetti Popcorn

Dinners Dishes and Desserts – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Chip Chip Hooray – Butterscotch Biscoff Chunk Blondies

Gimme Some Oven – Chicken Enchilada Cups

Climbing Grier Mountain – Vanilla Cupcakes with Purple Buttercream Frosting

Baked by Rachel – Chocolate Eclairs with White Chocolate Drizzle

London Bakes – Spring Onion Quiche

Carla’s Confections – Blueberry Bliss Cocktails

Wanna Be a Country Clever – Salmon Crostinis 

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  1. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Monday, April 1st, 2013
    I just love that you crave chicken salad AND pho. I'm with you girl.
  2. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    Oooh, what a great idea! Chicken salad is a treat I only indulge in once in a while, but these bites would make it easy. :)
  3. Posted by Julie @ Table for Two on
    Monday, April 1st, 2013
    UMMMMMMMMMMM we're so twins and so meant to be in life. you have no idea how THANKFUL I am to have you right down the street from me. I don't know what I'd do without you. You've made such a huge impact in my life and we're definitely forever friends - you're stuck w/me, unfortunately ;) I love you to the moon and back and let's move to SC together in the future and have houses next to each other so we can sip on cocktails and eat chicken salad on our porches :) xoxoxoxooxox
  4. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    I love that you went a savory route for the shower! Delicious! btw one of these days we have to meet because I hear we'd get along great!
  5. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    Mmmmm, yes please! These look amazing.
  6. Posted by katie on
    Monday, April 1st, 2013
    oh wow these crostini's look amazing! Perfect bridal shower food!
  7. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    Every bridal shower needs a good chicken salad. I think it's good luck.
  8. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    I love how you made chicken salad bite sized. Bite sized anything is the best! (well, maybe thats not true, but these look amazing) Can you imagine what would happen if all of us got together in real life and threw Julie a party!?! We would have so much fun it would be illegal! ;)
  9. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Monday, April 1st, 2013
    These would be perfect for a shower, great idea!
  10. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    What a nice little tribute to Julie with these beautiful crostini! They look so scrumptious, Claire. Great recipe!
  11. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    beautiful way to enjoy chicken salad :) this makes a great appetizer any time of the day!!
  12. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    So perfect for a shower! I love chicken salad...so much!
  13. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    This post
    A)Made me miss you
    B)Miss Julie
    C)Want to fly to DC right away so we can all gossip with wine and crostinis!
  14. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    Yum!! Love these, so much better than a regular chicken salad sandwich. They are just gorgeous too!
  15. Monday, April 1st, 2013
    Claire - these move me so! I could eat a whole baguette of this entirely to myself and never apologize for it haha
  16. Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
    There is nothing better than a good chicken salad. I'm with you on the no grape thing. You gals are so sweet for putting this together for Julie!
  17. Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
    How cute! What a great combination of flavors!!
  18. Posted by Kathryn on
    Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Love these little bites!