Chicken Salad Crossiants Recipe

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Folks have come to expect these quick and delicious sandwiches when I host showers or parties. Feel free to add grapes or pineapple to the sandwich filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 miniature croissants, split
  • Bibb lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 305 calories, 22g fat (7g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 411mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery and almonds. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, salt and pepper. In another bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into mayonnaise mixture. Pour over chicken mixture; toss to coat.
  2. If desired, line croissant bottoms with lettuce leaves; top each with 1/3 cup chicken salad. Replace tops. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Crunchy Chicken Salad Croissants in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p210

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