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Chutney Chicken Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on time 40 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 30 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
If you love curry powder, feel free to add more. The exact size of your brioche molds may vary depending on the brand.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 5 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 (8-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • Garnish: thinly sliced green onions

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool 20 minutes.

  2. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken, next 2 ingredients, and toasted almonds, and toss until well blended. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 450°. Cut piecrust into 8 (4 1/2-inch) rounds. Press each dough round into a lightly greased 3 1/2-inch brioche mold, pressing dough up sides. Fold dough over edge of molds, and pinch to secure. Arrange molds on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool pastry shells in molds on a wire rack 1 minute. Loosen shells from molds using a small knife; remove shells from molds to wire racks, and cool completely (about 20 minutes).

  5. Fill cooled pastry shells with chicken salad just before serving.

Cook's Notes

Baked, unfilled pastry shells may be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days or frozen up to 6 months.