Creamy Chicken Salad Bites

Creamy Chicken Salad bites served on crunchy crackers are such a simple and satisfying appetizer, lunch or snack. Put your leftover chicken to good use and make this delicious chicken salad with some eggs, cheese, tomato – all staple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already. The crisp and juicy cucumber tops it all off perfectly. 

Creamy Chicken Salad Bites on Crackers


Do you like late night snacks with your sweetie? How about getting cozy on the couch with a movie and a tray of these scrumptious, creamy chicken salad bites on crackers? This is also a great option for an easy appetizer to serve guests.

My sister-in-laws, Inna and Ulyana, make this treat and it’s always duly appreciated by all our male family members and of course, the ladies too. This is the perfect snack since the ingredients are pantry staples and can be available any time of day. It takes just a few minutes to mix it up and to assemble.

Not only is this perfect as an appetizer, but it’s also great as an easy lunch to enjoy at home or pack up and take with you to work or school.

Ingredients For the Chicken Salad Bites Appetizer

Isn’t it wonderful how a handful of simple, staple ingredients can come together into something delicious and satisfying?

  • Cooked chicken – this is the perfect recipe to use up leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, etc. You can cook up some chicken simply by roasting it in the oven until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit or poach it or cook it in the Instant pot or in a pot of water. You can even use canned chicken.
  • Hard Boiled Eggs (don’t know how to hard boil eggs? I’ve got you covered. Stovetop Hard Boiled Eggs OR Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs)
  • Tomato (fresh tomato)
  • Parsley – you can also use any other fresh herbs that you like – green onion, chives, dill, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, etc.
  • Grated cheese – any grated cheese that you like will work in this recipe, such as mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, asiago, Romano, cheddar, Monterey jack, Colby.
  • Crackers – any crackers that you like will work for this recipe as well. You will need 35-40 crackers.
  • Mayonnaise and Ranch dressing – mayonnaise will bring the chicken salad together and make it creamy. A few spoonfuls of Ranch dressing will add extra flavor, but it is optional.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

Preparing and Assembling the Chicken Salad Bites

Combine all the ingredients for the chicken salad in a large bowl. Make sure to remove the seeds from the tomato before chopping it up and adding it to the salad, otherwise it will make the salad too watery.

Cut up the cucumber into thin slices.

Place about a Tablespoon of the chicken salad on top of the crackers and place a slice of cucumber on top of the chicken.

Other Options of Serving the Chicken Salad Instead of Crackers

You can simply place the chicken salad on top of the cucumber slices, omitting the crackers completely.

You can also serve the chicken salad on top of bread, croissants, use them as a filing in a quesadilla, in pita bread or lettuce leaves.

You can also place the chicken salad on top of bread, top with more cheese and toast it in the oven until it’s all warm and the cheese is melted and golden.

Preparing the Chicken Salad in Advance

You can make the chicken salad in advance, omitting the tomato. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Add the tomato right before serving and serve on top of crackers with cucumber.

Creamy Chicken Salad Appetizers on Crackers with cucumber
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Creamy Chicken Salad Bites

  • Author: Olga’s Flavor Factory
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x
  • Category: Appetizer

Description

Creamy Chicken Salad bites served on crunchy crackers are such a simple and satisfying appetizer, lunch or snack. Put your leftover chicken to good use and make this delicious chicken salad with some eggs, cheese, tomato – all staple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already. The crisp and juicy cucumber tops it all off perfectly. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup finely grated cheese 
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/41/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Homemade Ranch dressing, optional
  • 3540 crackers
  • 1 large English cucumber, sliced
  • salt, ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the cooked and chopped chicken, grated eggs, cheese, tomato, parsley in a large bowl. 
  2. Add the mayo and Ranch dressing, if using and mix everything to combine. 
  3. Slice the cucumber into thin slices.
  4. Place about 1 Tablespoon of chicken mixture on top of the crackers. Place a cucumber slice on top of the chicken mixture. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can also serve the chicken salad on top of bread, croissants, use them as a filing in a quesadilla, in pita bread or lettuce leaves.

Instead of using crackers, you can serve the chicken salad bites on top of the cucumber slices.

You can also place the chicken salad on top of bread, top with more cheese and toast it in the oven until it’s all warm and the cheese is melted and golden. 

Keywords: chicken salad on crackers, easy chicken salad, chicken salad on cucumber slices, chicken salad with hard boiled eggs and tomato

This recipe was originally published on September 24, 2012. I have updated the pictures and clarified the instructions. Enjoy!

12 Comments

  • Tina

    Beautiful!! love , love, love the late night snacks 🙂
    We also make these with albacore tuna…or if have more time on hand, we put the chicken or albacoer tuna (mixed with mayo) on the artisan bread, prinkle with some shredded cheese and in the oven for 5-10 min. Best appetizer ever!
    Thank you Olga for this wonderful blog and beautiful food creations!

    • olgak7

      Snacks are awesome, Tina. We like using tuna too. Tuna Melts are SO yummy. I mix up the tuna with some mayo, homemade ranch, hard boiled egg, sometimes capers, herbs, place it all on bread with a slice of tomato and some cheese on top. All this goodness melts and toasts up in the oven. Delicious!

  • natasha

    Recently made these for a group of friends. I had rotisserie chicken so that’s what I used and added green onions. These yummies were gone in minutes. I love the simple ingredients and how little time I need to make this yummy appetizer.

  • Andrea

    Hi i made the spinach and broccoli stuff breaded chicken breast. Absolutely amazing! My family loved it and i didn’t need tweak the recipe at all.

  • Tanya

    I made these for Christmas dinner with our family except I didn’t do the cucumber but instead did cheese. I used the recipe to stuff mushrooms and then baked. It was really yummy, loved it!

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