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Weekend Recipe: Italian Chicken Spread

Here is another delicious recipe for Christmas or New Year’s parties. Or you could make it ahead and have it ready for a New Year’s Day brunch. I love this recipe from Gooseberry Patch’s “Hometown Christmas.”

Italian Chicken Spread

This makes a yummy appetizer or luncheon spread.

13 oz can chicken, drained or 1 1/2 c. cooked chicken

1/3 c. mayonnaise

1/3 c. Italian salad dressing

1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1 t.  Italian seasoning

crackers or lightly toasted Italian bread slices

Place chicken in a bowl; fake or shred finely.  Add remaining ingredients except cracker or bread; stir well to combine.  Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature, or bake at 350 degress until hot and bubbly. Serve with crackers or bread.  Makes 2-1/2 cups.

Patrice Lindsey
Lockport, IL
Gooseberry Patch
“Hometown Christmas”

Michele’s Thoughts

This spread is delicious.  The taste will vary depending up what type of salad dressing you use. The batch made with dressing from a local Italian restaurant was on the zesty side.  

While the batch made with Wishbone’s House Italian was not as heavily seasoned. I used Saltine crackers but an Italian flavored cracker would pair nicely with this dip.

If however, you use a bolder Italian dressing, plain crackers or bread would be best so your taste buds are not overwhelmed with spices.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.