With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Creamy Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes

Monday, August 19, 2013

Creamy Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes

Finding time to get together for lunch with friends is often difficult but when we are able to connect, it is a time of good conversations, good memories and good food.

Creamy Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes was the highlight of a recent friend lunch and they were not only pretty but delicious too. The contrast of color as they sat on ruffled lettuce greens brightened the whole table.
A great way to use an abundance of summer vine-ripened tomatoes and a nice meal for hot days.

Serve for brunch, lunch or dinner with crusty bread or soft buttered rolls.

Creamy Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes
slightly adapted from Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese

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1 8 1/4 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 8-oz. container Soft Cream Cheese
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 8-oz. can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup snipped chives (can substitute green onions)
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup snipped basil
1 tsp salt (use more or less to your liking)
1/4-1/2 tsp pepper
6 medium tomatoes
Lettuce leaves

Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice.

Combine reserved juice and cream cheese, mixing until well blended.

Add pineapple, chicken, water chestnuts, celery, 1/4 cup almonds, onions, bell pepper, basil, salt and pepper; mix lightly.

Chill.

Cut each tomato into six wedges, almost to stem end; fill with chicken mixture.  Top with remaining almonds. Serve on lettuce lined plated.
 
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12 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, that sounds lush. I'm gonna have to save that recipe. Yum yum yum Susan p.s. Thanks for all your sweet visits! Love them.

Karen said...

I've always like chicken salad. I'm gonna try this!

Ann said...

this sounds like the perfect summer meal. I love chicken so it would work for me

Blackberry Lane said...

I'm always looking for a recipe to try and this sounds delicious. As always, your photos are superb.

Snap said...

My mouth is watering and I can still get home grown tomatoes at the Farmer's Market ... not as good as earlier in June, but still good. YUM!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a wonderful salad with some nice garden tomatoes! Love the addition of pineapple:@)

Melissa Bo said...

This looks delicious! =)
I havent had this kind of recipe in a long time.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Dog-gone, we eat with our eyes and this is one beautiful dish. Will have to try this with the pineapple.

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Lorraine- That looks SOOO good- xo Diana

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a lovely way to use the bounty of fresh tomatoes that will be coming off of my plants soon. Beautiful shot, too!

Leann said...

This sounds like a recipe from my Gram - yumm!

Leann

janice15 said...

This look devine.. going to try this one for sure.. pretty tomato.. :)ty Janice

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