Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

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Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches are a favorite savory selection for our tea parties and is requested often. I first served it at our youngest daughter’s bridal shower tea party and have been making it ever since. 

(Recipe modified with new photos on 4/25/22.)

Tea Sandwiches - Curried Chicken - Smoked Salmon - Egg Salad

Tea parties are such fun to plan. For our daughter’s bridal shower, we wanted to host an authentic English Tea, complete with four courses that we would serve to our guests. We planned three types of sandwiches and Curried Chicken was one of our choices along with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon.

 

Ingredients to Make Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

  • chicken breasts (cooked and finely ground)
  • celery
  • mayonnaise
  • minced onion
  • freshly grated ginger
  • ground curry powder
  • paprika
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • thinly sliced wheat bread (like Pepperidge Farm Thin Sliced)
  • butter

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

Using a Santoku knife and cutting board, thinly slice the celery. Mince the onion. Set aside until ready to use.

Grate Fresh Ginger Root

Grate ginger root with a fine-edged grater.

In a medium saucepan, cook the chicken breasts in boiling water on medium heat, about 15-20 minutes, until cooked but still tender. 

For this recipe I like to use chicken breasts rather than chicken thighs.

Shred Cooked Chicken in Food Processor

Place pieces of chicken in a food processor and process for 30-60 seconds until finely ground.

 Once the chicken is cooked, you may shred it with a fork, or I like to finely chop mine in a food processor. The end measurement should result in at least 3 cups of ground chicken after it has been shredded in the food processor.

Hand Mix the Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, sliced celery, mayonnaise, minced onion, freshly grated ginger, curry powder, paprika, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until everything is incorporated. At this point, you may place the chicken in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use. 

 

Assemble the Sandwiches

When ready to assemble the sandwiches, spread butter on thin slices of wheat bread. It works best if the bread is frozen.

To assemble the sandwiches, I like to lay the buttered bread slices on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, with the butter sides face up.

Spread the chicken mixture on five of the bread slices. Top with the remaining buttered bread slices.

You may use any bread that you like, but I like to serve my tea sandwiches on thinly slides pieces, if possible. Pepperidge Farm carries very thin sliced bread in white and wheat, if you can find it at your grocery store.

Sandwiches with Crusts Left On

Using a sharp knife or bench knife, trim off crust, if desired. From there, cut sandwiches into triangle halves or quarters. If desired, garnish sandwiches with sprigs of parsley, or curls of carrots or cucumber.

If I’m hosting a small tea party for our daughters in our home, I will often refrain from cutting off the sandwich crusts. It just seems rather wasteful, and my daughters don’t mind. You be the judge. It’s your party!  

This recipe will make 20 tea sandwiches.

Serving Chicken Sandwiches at an Easter Tea

Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches are easy to make AND so very tasty that many ladies requested the recipe! 

See more Tea Party Recipes Here. Browse Sandwich Recipes Here. 

 

Recipe for Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches are a favorite savory selection for our tea parties and is requested often. I first served it at our youngest daughter’s bridal shower tea party and have been making it ever since. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Chicken, Finger Foods, Tea Party
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

Cuisinart Cookware
Stainless Bowls
Bench Knife
Tiered Serving Stand

Ingredients

  • 3 medium chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 3 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger freshly grated
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 slices thin wheat bread Pepperidge Farm Thin Sliced
  • 1/3 cup butter room temperature

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Using a Santoku knife and cutting board, thinly slice the celery. Mince the onion. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Grate fresh ginger root with a fine-edge grater.
  • In a medium saucepan, cook the chicken breasts in boiling water on medium heat, about 15-20 minutes, until cooked but still tender. 
  • Place pieces of chicken in a food processor and process for 30-60 seconds until finely ground.
    Once the chicken is cooked, you may shred it with a fork, or I like to finely chop mine in a food processor. The end measurement should result in at least 3 cups of ground chicken after it has been shredded in the food processor.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, sliced celery, mayonnaise, minced onion, freshly grated ginger, curry powder, paprika, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until everything is incorporated.
    At this point, you may place the chicken in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Assemble the Tea Sandwiches

  • When ready to assemble the sandwiches, spread butter on the thin slices of wheat bread. Frozen bread works best.
    To assemble the sandwiches, I like to lay the buttered bread slices on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, with the butter sides face up.
    Spread the chicken mixture on five of the bread slices. Top with the remaining buttered bread slices.
  • Using a sharp knife or bench knife, trim off crust, if desired. From there, cut sandwiches into triangle halves. If desired, garnish sandwiches with sprigs of parsley, or curls of carrots or cucumber.
    This recipe will serve 10-12 and will make 20 tea sandwiches.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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