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Our Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwich

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This isn’t your average chicken salad sandwich! This is the best chicken salad sandwich you’ll ever have. It is made on a buttery croissant with pops of grapes and tomatoes. Don’t settle for average!
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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.

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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.

How Long Will Chicken Salad Keep?

When stored properly, chicken salad can be kept for up to 5 days.

Store chicken salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can Croissants Be Frozen?

Yes, wrap croissants tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.

They will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer.

Are Grapes Good For You?

The nutrients in grapes may help protect against cancer, eye problems, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions.

Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich

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

Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich

3.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
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.


  • 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


  • Mix it all together, spread on croissants, and enjoy!


chicken salad will keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days
Nutrition Facts
Our Favorite Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 319
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 35.6mg12%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 8.5g9%
Protein 12.1g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken salad croissant sandwich


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  • It is exactly what I was craving, and Oh Sweet Basil is my “go to” recipes!

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    • Yay!! Thank you so much Kathy!

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  • My grand daughter made this for me and I loved it. She left out the tomatoes. I loved the pop of the grapes it really made it.

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    • Thank you so much Elaine! It is one of my favorites!

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  • 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!

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    • I use pecans it works out great too. Living in the South we have more pecan trees than anything.

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      • Oh great point! So do you say pahcahns, or peecans? 😉

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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 😉

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  • 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!

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  • Looks great, love it on a crossant

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