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Leftover chicken never tasted so good! A Chicken Salad Sandwich is always my favorite way to put it to use! Shredded roasted chicken, sliced red grapes, red onion, basil, celery and chopped pecans come together in a simple mayonnaise dressing. Scoop a heaping spoonful (or more!) onto a croissant and you have the most delicious lunch ever! Pair with some Homemade Kettle Chips or my easy Fruit Salad.
Everyone has their own version of Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Some use dinner rolls, some opt for the low carb option of a wrap or just eat it plain, maybe with some crackers. Croissants are my go to for many reasons. It’s obvious that they are far superior to all the other breads out there, but the buttery, flaky texture is really just the best and you cannot convince me otherwise. I love to use croissants for chicken salad because they are so soft and pretty sturdy as far as bread goes. You can really load on the chicken salad and some crunchy lettuce to finish it off.
How to Make Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Definitely one of the most simple recipes I have…the hardest part comes in the slicing and dicing of the grapes and veggies. For full recipe details, see the printable recipe card down below.
Combine All Ingredients
Combine shredded chicken, sliced red grapes, basil, chopped pecans, diced red onion, and diced celery together in large bowl. Add in Mayonnaise and salt + pepper. Stir to combine.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Scoop onto Croissants + Serve
Add lettuce to bottom part of croissant. Scoop a heaping spoonful or two onto croissant.
What to Serve with Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Depending on how you are using these, there are lots of options for side dishes that pair well. If you’re wanting to make these for a party/gathering, try using mini croissants and serve as an appetizer. Other side dish options are:
Store leftover Chicken Salad in an airtight container in the fridge. Chicken salad will stay fresh for 2-3 days…depending on when the roasted chicken was cooked. You will want to stir the mixture up a little before you use it, as the mayo and other juices tend to separate a little.
Make Ahead – The beauty of Chicken Salad is the longer it sits, the better it tastes! This absolutely is a great make ahead kind of recipe.
Freezing – Unfortunately freezing isn’t an option. Anything with mayonnaise in it doesn’t freeze very well and I don’t recommend it.
More Salads to Try!
- Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad
- Chicken Zucchini Salad
- Fancy Chicken & Pecan Pasta Salad
- Crunchy Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
This Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe is perfect for lunch or light snacking…OR throw these into mini croissants. Super cute and kind of fancy too. No one needs to know how easy it is to make. 😉
The printable recipe card is found below. Be sure to print, save, bookmark and share this recipe to have handy! Enjoy your day, friends!
Chicken Salad Sandwich
- 2 large roasted chicken breasts fully cooked, cooled and diced
- 2 cups red grapes sliced
- 10 large basil leaves chiffonade
- ½ cup pecans toasted, chopped
- 2 stalks celery diced
- ½ cup red onion diced
- ¾-1 cup mayonnaise
- salt & pepper to taste
- Stir all ingredients together in large bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Delicious with crackers or in a sandwich with lettuce.