Chicken Salad Cucumber Cups Recipe

Chicken Salad Cucumber Cups Recipe

Chicken Salad Cucumber Cups RecipeWe are all about making things quickly so that our hungry children can have good snacks when they get home. Here is a quick way to make our favorite recipes for the family in a quick, easy and delicious way.

We made this for the kids when they get home from school and this is such a good afternoon snack, that they now asked for them in their lunchboxes.


Yield: 20-24 cups


For the chicken salad:
  • 2 cans Hormel Chunk Chicken
  • 3 Tbsp celery, fine chop
  • 3 Tbsp carrot, fine chop
  • 2 Tbsp red bell pepper, fine chop
  • 1 Tbsp roma tomato, fine chop
  • 4 green olives, fine chop
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/8th tsp granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
Chicken Salad Cucumber Cups RecipeFor the cucumber cups:
  • 2 ea English cucumbers
For the garnish:
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • paprika
Chicken Salad Cucumber Cups Recipe


  1. Place all of the chicken salad ingredients in a bowl and fold together. Refrigerate for one hour.
  2. To make the cucumber cups, first peel the cucumbers, leaving thin strips of skin for a contrast of color. Cut the cucumber into rounds, approximately 1 1/2 inches long.
  3. Using a spoon or small melon baller (I used my teaspoon measuring spoon), scoop out the center of the cucumber in each round, leaving about 1/3 of an inch intact at the bottom to create the floor of the cup.
  4. Fill each cucumber cup with about 2 teaspoons of the chicken salad mix.
  5. Garnish with a dusting of grated Parmesan cheese and paprika.


HORMEL® Premium Chicken Breast is the easy way to add great-tasting, satisfying protein to your meals. Right out of the can, this chunk chicken makes a great addition to any of your favorite recipes.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    What a great snack or app for a get together these are. They sound delicious.

  2. This is something my entire family would love – even the kids. I can’t wait to make these.

  3. Now this is right up my alley, I’m going to try this this weekend. I’m always looking for a way to switch it up.

  4. Rosie

    What a tasty and healthy snack for kids to come home to. It is so fancy looking you could have it as an appetizer for company yum!

  5. Ok, this is one of the smartest snacks I have ever seen! I love cucumbers and I love chicken salad. Who knew?!

  6. Pamela Gurganus

    Oh my! This cups are not only adorable, but they look and sound delicious! I absolutely love the ingredients…especially the olives! I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  7. This is such a great finger food menu item for any party! They really look scrumptious!

  8. M.Clark

    Yum! I will definitely be giving this a try. I was not aware of the Hormel chunk chicken breast product before reading about it here, I will be adding it to my shopping list. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. As picky as my kids can be, they have always loved cucumbers. This is something we would all enjoy gobbling up!

  10. ellen beck

    I saw the picture and thought bell peppers, but these are really different. I like the way they look, and everything in them. I would likely peel the cucumbers totally, but I am just wierd They seem like they woud be really refreshing. I could likely eat a dozen of them!

  11. Yum. This is a great idea. My kids love cucumber so this would be a perfect snack! It’s so different so I’m sure they’d love it. I think I would too!

  12. Oh my gosh how come I have never thought of this before! What an awesome yummy idea! Wish I would’ve seen this before my baby shower lol

  13. Not only do these sound completely delicious but I love the presentation too! Love quick snacks especially when they have a more nutritious content like these do.

  14. These cups look delicious and would make a great appetizer or game day snack. I love all of the veggies in your chicken salad recipe too!

  15. Julie Wood

    This is a very healthy snack item that I would love to make for my Dad, sister and son. It looks so pretty and I am going to make it this weekend!!

  16. I love cucumber cups. They look impressive and taste great. I like this idea of chicken salad in them!

  17. Dana Rodriguez

    These look delicious and so simple.I had to pin so I can try these 🙂

  18. What a clever bite idea! I love the thought of chicken salad with a cucumber crunch!

  19. These look so yummy! What a perfect salad for a shower or party!

  20. they look amazing. it’s looks like something coming out of an upscale catering company but they can be made right at home

  21. Debbie Denny

    Oh my that is brilliant. This is perfect for lunches or snack anytime.

  22. Birdiebee

    These chicken salad cucumber cups look really delicious as well as healthier than other snacks. I would love to have these for lunch as well.

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