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Cherry-Chicken Salad Croissants Recipe

Cherry-Chicken Salad Croissants Recipe

“I love cherries and happened to come across this recipe one day. It’s a real hit with my family, and a friend’s husband even took it to work to share with the office staff.” — Martha Goodrich, Wilmington, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped tart apple
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 croissants, split


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cherries, celery, apple and pecans. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, salt and pepper; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken salad onto each croissant. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 481 calories, 30 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Reviews for Cherry-Chicken Salad Croissants

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"My husband said it was "okay", but after half a sandwich I had to throw it out. Just didn't like it. Asked my husband if he want's me to make it again later and he said he'll pass."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Delicious chicken salad. Important to use well seasoned chicken--I used rotsserie chicken. Skipped the croissants, makes a great sandwich on toasted wheat bread w/ lettuce. Yum"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"This is really delicious! A bit of chopping but well worth the small effort. (oh, chopped the cherries too) I would LOVE it on the croissant, but actually put mine on a bed of lettuce and it was just lovely & tasty. Thank-you bunches Martha!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This is delicious. My husband and teenage son really like this. I have made it without the buttermilk when I didn't have any and it is still very good"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"I make a very similar recipe without the buttermilk and it is wonderful. I also use the canned chicken which I flake."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"Easy to prepare and very flavorful. My favorite sandwich!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Very quick and easy to put together, and very tasty. Used fresh bing cherries (summer availability) cut in half rather than dried. Husband who has been known to turn his nose up at "chicken anything" even devoured his meal. Served it on lettuce leaf along with dinner rolls. Plan to make it again for lunch guests in a few weeks."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"I have made this recipe so many times, but have never rated it on TOH. This is the best chicken salad I have ever had. My husband and children love it. It is easy and tasty. It tastes better after it has been in the fridge a while, so, if there are any leftovers, they're better than the original. I always use cherry-flavored craisins instead of cherries, and I often use butter crackers, like Ritz, instead of the croissants. I have never served it to anyone who disliked it."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Tasty when you want a homemade chicken salad. The dried cherries add a nice flavor to the salad."

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