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Cashew Chicken Sandwich Loaf

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Layers of bread and chicken salad with a cheesy topping make a pretty loaf that's a good choice for a spring luncheon buffet. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

LOAF

1
(1-lb.) unsliced loaf whole wheat or white sandwich bread, crusts removed*
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened

FILLING

2 1/2
cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1/2
cup finely chopped celery
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2
cup chopped cashews
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

TOPPING

2
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup half-and-half

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut loaf lengthwise into 4 slices. Spread 3 slices with margarine. In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients; mix well. Spread 1/3 of filling over margarine on each slice of bread. Stack slices on serving plate, placing plain slice on top.
  • 2
    In large bowl, combine cream cheese and half-and-half; mix well. Spread over sides and top of loaf. Cover carefully with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 3
    Just before serving, garnish with chopped parsley and cashews, if desired. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • * Sandwich loaf can be made with alternating white and whole wheat slices; use remaining slices for a second sandwich loaf or other party sandwiches.
  • To lower the fat content of recipes calling for cream cheese, look for reduced-fat versions in the supermarket's dairy section. Neufchâtel, known as the "cream cheese" of Switzerland and France, is also a good alternative. It's a soft, white unripened cheese that's good in desserts, dips, sauces and spreads. Though sometimes considered a lighter form of cream cheese, Neufchâtel is a variety all its own. American Neufchâtel contains less fat and more moisture than the European type. Find Neufchâtel in the dairy section along with the cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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