These filling and very tasty appetizers go together very quickly and will be quite the hit at your next holiday party or get-together. Instead of Hawaiian dinner rolls, you can substitute 4 sandwich buns and proceed with the recipe.
1 package 12 dinner rolls, (I like the Hawaiian dinner rolls), cut in half
4+ teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
4+ teaspoons spreadable cream cheese
4+ teaspoons regular or fat-free cream cheese softened
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into small chunks
2/3 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
6+ Tablespoons mayonnaise or fat-free Greek yogurt, use more if you like a creamier mixture
4 green onions, chopped small
1/2 small red onion, diced small
1 celery stalk, diced small, optional
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted pecan or walnut pieces
1 cup halved seedless grapes, red or green
Salt and pepper, to taste
Note: I like to bake bone-in chicken breasts that I have drizzled with a little olive oil and then sprinkled with salt and pepper. I have also roasted a whole chicken to use in this recipe. Once the chicken reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F., I remove it from the oven and let it cool. I then remove the meat from the bone and slice it into chunks and proceed with the recipe. The bone adds extra flavor and juiciness.
Note: If you have any mixture leftover, refrigerate it and serve it for lunch the next day.
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