Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich


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If you have been reading this blog for a while you know that I am ALWAYS trying to find a yummy chicken salad recipe. I keep finding ones that are better and better so of course I have to post them so that all of you may try them too! (In fact, I have another I’ll be posting in a few weeks that is a different version of chicken salad.) I believe that so far, for just a good ol’ chicken salad sandwich Ina Garten’s recipe and this one are our two faves. This one I had for the first time a few months ago at a Relief Society activity and I seriously loved them. So yummy! When we did C’s baby blessing a few weeks ago I made these to serve to our family and friends for lunch and I think it went over quite well.


The BEST chicken salad croissant sandwich recipe EVER! ohsweetbasil.com


My biggest thing about chicken salad is that I don’t like a lot of stuff dumped into it. Please don’t add the whole list, walnuts, grapes, sunflower seeds, celery, water chestnuts, raisins and tomatoes. Good mercy, that’s just getting a little too ridiculous, plus we don’t really like the celery and walnuts in it. Cashews would  at least be a little better, but WALNUTS? Geez, the flavors don’t go well together in my opinion.


The best thing about this version is it has that sweet and juicy *pop* from the grapes and the romaine lettuce take the place of the celery so it still has a little crunch to it.


I pretty much love that these are perfect for a quick meal for the fam for lunch or dinner or a great crowd pleaser when you have more people over.

Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich

Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich


  • 1 – 12.5 oz. can Chicken, drained (Two cups Rotisserie Chicken is our preference)
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1 head Romaine, chopped (I stack all of the leaves, slice them in half vertically and then slice horizontally)
  • 1/2 Cup Grapes, halved or quartered
  • 1 large Tomato, optional


  1. Mix it all together, spread on croissants, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Costco-sized croissant sandwiches, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 319 Calories
  • Total Fat: 25.4g
  • Cholesterol: 35.6mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sugar: 8.5g
  • Protein: 12.1g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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10 comments on “Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich”

  1. Pingback: 31 Croissant Recipes for National Croissant Day (January 30) – The Food Explorer

  2. I was just having this conversation with a friend about fruit in the chick salad. It became a hot topic in her fmaily- fruit or no fruit! You know I love fruit with meat, so it's all good to me. I don't think i have ever had walnuts in it though! Love it with cashews or almonds. Love it with grapes and craisins.Your sandwiches look yummy!

  3. Sounds like the perfect summer lunch. I love 'em on croissants.

  4. Yum! My friend made bowtie chicken salad sandwiches. They were delish! They had coleslaw dressing in it. I'll send you the recipe if you'd like. It's awesome.

  5. Oh I didn't mean I didn't like stuff in it just that stuff in particular. I like grapes, just not the walnuts and celery in it. shoulda made that more clear huh 😉

  6. You are funny. You say you like it simple but that recipe has a lot of “stuff” in it that you said you didn't like! Personally, I love the Costco chicken salad. Just mayo, very finely chopped onion, and finely chopped celery with salt and pepper. My Mother-in-law puts cashews in hers and I agree that they are way better than walnuts. Anyway, you made me laugh too!

  7. Looks great, love it on a crossant

  8. I love chicken salad! I don't like grapes in mine, but I do like pineapple. I'll have to try this recipe. You should try mine too! http://doubledippedlife.blogspot.com/2009/08/chicken-salad.html