Colorful Chicken Croissants Recipe
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Colorful Chicken Croissants Recipe

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A friend of mine invented this fruity chicken salad. I've made it many times, and guests are always surprised at the pleasant blend of tastes and textures. It's handy to take in a cooler to a picnic, where you can assemble the croissants on site. -Shelia Lammers, Englewood, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 4 croissants, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients and salt if desired. Stir in the chicken. Spoon about 1/2 cup into each croissant. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Chicken Croissants in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p31

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dig1 User ID: 6907234 260882
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"This is very nice recipe. My family love this."

centralvacmama User ID: 3711919 76762
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"Excellent chicken salad recipe! I made this to share at a wine tasting picnic, and everyone loved it! The store didn't have croissants, so I served it on those Hawaiian rolls instead. The salad was delicious on those as I'm sure it would be on croissants. This is a keeper!"

heatherd1015 User ID: 6138956 203515
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"I loved this recipe so much that I made this in the cafe I managed and it was an immediate hit. I also made this at a family event and my 19 yo brother, my sister, and my mother all request this recipe from me at lease twice per year. It is by far my favorite chicken salad recipe!"

wendy bradley User ID: 3031430 31912
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"My husband doesn't like celery, cranberries, or mayo BUT we both devoured this in minutes! YUM!"

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