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. This fancy presentation was not only pretty but delicious too.
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. We will only recommend products we use, love or think are informative and helpful.
Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted August 2013 with better photos and additional information.
Whether you have some beautiful tomatoes growing in your garden or you purchase them from the market, this recipe is a delicious way to use fresh summer tomatoes.
Big, beautiful tomatoes are cut and filled with a creamy filling of chopped chicken, cream cheese, fresh herbs, water chestnuts, crushed pineapple and a few garden herbs.
The result is a very pretty and tasty summer meal! Serve it for lunch or a cool dinner time meal.
Preparing ingredients for creamy chicken stuffed tomatoes
Making the filling for creamy chicken stuffed tomatoes
Creamy Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes
- 1 8 1/4 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 8-oz. container soft whipped 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 or green onions
- 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/4 cup snipped basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 6 medium tomatoes
- Lettuce leaves
Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice.
Combine the reserved juice and the cream cheese, mixing until well blended.
Add the pineapple, chicken, water chestnuts, celery, 1/4 cup almonds, onions, bell pepper, basil, salt and pepper; mix lightly.
Cut each tomato into six wedges, almost to stem end; fill with chicken mixture. Top with remaining almonds. Serve on lettuce lined plated.
You might also like…
Each issue of our Newsletter is timely and helpful and jam-packed with food, crafts, occasional DIY, gardening and faith resources. Relevant and seasonal posts to inspire and guide you with current trends. Available only to those who request it, so please accept our invitation to stay connected and join the Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart community. Just click the subscribe button below.