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Curried Chicken Salad Spread

Yield 20 to 25 appetizer servings
The egg's "stripes" are formed with green onion stems. Quickly dip the stems in boiling water to make them pliable.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened*
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 6 green onions, minced
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) package slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • Garnishes: green onion stems, minced green onions, toasted flaked coconut, pistachios, fresh dill sprigs, yellow squash wedges, fresh chives, mixed salad greens, pansies, cucumber slices

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 11 ingredients. Form into an egg shape. Chill 8 hours, and garnish, if desired. Serve with crackers.

  2. * Reduced-fat cream cheese may be substituted for regular cream cheese.