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Chicken Salad Puffs

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"'Stuffed with a chunky chicken salad, these pretty golden puffs are perfect for a holiday buffet or ladies' luncheon,' shares Lola Pullen from Lakeland, Florida. 'Folks seem to enjoy the subtle sweetness from the pineapple and the crunch of the celery and pecans.'"
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool. Split puffs and set tops aside; remove soft dough form inside. In a bowl, combine the filling ingredients; mix well. Fill puffs and replace tops. Refrigerate until serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

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I needed a recipe for puffs and this is a great one. When I made the chicken salad I omitted the pineapple. I was concerned that others at the party would like it, so I left it out. I however ...

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Although my puffs turned out great the first time, the overall taste of the salad and the puffs was somehow not what I was expecting. The salad seemed a little bland. Not as yummy as I was hopin...

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I needed a recipe for puffs and this is a great one. When I made the chicken salad I omitted the pineapple. I was concerned that others at the party would like it, so I left it out. I however ...

The chicken salad portion of this recipe is the best! No reason to change anything with the filing. However, the recipe instructs to drop the puff batter by teaspoon. My first batch turned out...

This is an outstanding appetizer. A little extra work, but worth it. If your party lasts longer than an hour or two, I would suggest not filling them until right before serving. The bottoms tend...

I didn't actually use the chicken salad recipe, just the idea for chicken salad puffs, as well as the puff recipe (I filled it with chicken salad from my own recipe.) However, I thought I'd post...

Love the flavor of the ckn salad- finally, someone really gets seasoning right! I added some dill and chopped grapes. The puffs turned out so cute, make sure you pierce them quickly and cook t...

Very good! I admit I cheated and bought the puff pastries, a couple of the previous reviews made me nervous and I am not a baker. I made the chicken salad part exactly as written. I thought they...

This came out beautifully and was so delicious... made some eclairs with left over dough... will definitely make again

very good. I substituted cut in half red grapes for the pineapple and left out the green onions and paprika. will be making this again!!

easy and tasty. looks like alot of work but super fast to make. i can't wait to bring some to a B.B.Q this summer. i will also make tuna salad. i baked mine for 18 min