Snackin’ Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

Sometimes, I struggle to find the perfect lightweight snack food to serve to guests.  You know….  The times where you don’t want to serve a full meal but want more than chips to offer.  So, recently, I borrowed my friends Snackin’ Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe and it was a hit.  Perfect for football game parties, picnics, potlucks, baby showers, and more.  I know I’ll be turning to this recipe again.

Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Easy To Make, Yummy To Eat!

If you have a food processor, like the Ninja Intelli-Sense System, this recipe will be exceptionally easy.  However, you could also chop with a knife or perhaps even use a blender.

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Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ to 2 pounds chicken breasts, seasoned
  • small yellow onion
  • 2-3 stalks celery (equals about ½ cup chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup mayo
  • dash of salt & pepper (to taste)
  • pinch of paprika
  • *optional- Craisins
  • croissants
Instructions
  1. Bake chicken breasts for about 1 hour. I sprinkle with garlic salt, onion salt, seasoning salt, and pepper before cooking. (I used my pressure cooker which cut that time down to about 15 minutes.)
  2. Place cooked chicken in food process and pulse a few times. Set chicken aside.
  3. Put celery and onion into food process and chop those up into desired consistency.
  4. Combine chicken, celery/onion, sugar, mayo, salt, pepper, and paprika. This is also where you'd stir in the Craisins if you choose to use.
  5. Fill each croissant with a heaping scoop of Chicken Salad.
  6. Serve or store in a covered dish in the refrigerator.

 

First: Turn seasoned chicken breasts into shredded chicken.

Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

Next:  Chop celery and onion.

Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

Then:  Combine all ingredients except croissants.

Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

Finally:  Fill your croissants with the Chicken Salad mixture.

Snackin' Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe ~ Perfect For Picnics, Parties, & Events

This is a light snack or meal that is perfect for a variety of occasions.  I’ve even used this recipe for my family when we need a small meal to hold us over.  But it’s also been a hit at parties.  I think we’ll be having some of these for the next holiday I have to bring food for!

I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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This post currently has 19 responses.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    That looks delicious! I would have never thought of adding Craisins!

  • Dandi D

    This sounds delicious and perfect for picnics!

  • Maryann D.

    This Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe does seem tasty. I would like to make it for a summer party!

  • ellen beck

    These look super good. I like your idea of craisins. Many I know ad grapes, but craisins would give a nice sweetness too. I also love the idea of the croissant, sounds terrific.

  • Michelle S

    I never thought of putting in craisins – so yummy! We do tuna salad once in a while but we don’t think about chicken salad. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Alice F

    I like that you have step by step photos Miranda. Looks delicious and I find chicken salad is wonderful for a ladies luncheon.

  • Sarah L

    That looks so good. Perfect for a picnic.

  • Melissa Storms

    I am going to have to try this. I would definitely add the craisins.

  • Lauryn R

    This sounds like a delicious chicken salad recipe, I can’t wait to try it! I have actually never made it myself before so I am really excited to try. It sounds amazing on a croissant too. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  • Barbara

    We serve chicken a lot and love new recipes for it. This will be good for picnics at the boat docks.

  • gala

    very tasty, great for coming picnic-season

  • gloria patterson

    That’s it the sugar! I have tried to making chicken salad before and it was OK but just did not taste just right. Some times it something so simple in a recipe that you don’t know about.

  • Dana Matthews

    Nice recipe! Love the slider idea with the croissants. Would make a special treat for my ladies group!

  • Heather K

    I absolutely adore chicken salad but never have I thought to use my food processor to make it!

  • donna porter

    This will be perfect for parties I am hosting this summer. Chicken salad is always a hit!

  • Amy D

    Our family goes on so many day trips and picnics during the summer, and this sandwich looks perfect for my family. I love the crunchy celery and craisins in it. I will plan on making this for our next picnic. Thank you for the nice recipe.

  • Sandra Preti

    This looks delicious!

  • Betty Curran

    I love chicken salad sandwiches and made with croissants is just heavenly. Instead of craisins I often use halved fresh grapes or crushed pineapple and I always add chopped pecans.

  • katie

    I don’t know what it is about chicken salad but it’s a meal that always sounds good to me year round. I tried a recipe that did a chicken salad with italian dressing and roasted bell pepper, I highly recommend it.

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