Sunday, April 4, 2010

chicken salad croissants

There are so many ways of making chicken salad. I have tried so many ways and know for sure that I do not like pineapple in mine. I also don't like pickles or curry or nuts (besides cashews) and please no seasoning salt! But that's just me. How do you like your chicken salad?

4 chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
5 green onions, finely chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2-3 medium red delcious apples, chopped with skin on
1-2 cups green or red grapes
1/2 - 3/4 cup cashews
Best Foods Mayonnaise
salt and pepper

Chop onions, celery, apples, and grapes. Toss with chicken. Add enough mayonnaise to moisten or to taste. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle cashews on top after spooned into croissants.

For this recipe, I left out the cashews and apples, but I would put them in if I had them on hand. You could also skip the croissants, and boil 1/2- 1 package of small shell pasta and stir it into the chicken mixture and serve over greens. This is something we usually eat on Easter for some reason.


Cop Mama said...

Great recipe! I love the idea of adding cashews and apples. But if I made it for my little boys, I would leave it out. Either way, this sounds so delish!

Awesome pics too!

Mama Hen said...

The pictures made me drool!
For some reason I love curry in my chicken salad ... but I also love it with just some mayo, garlic and rosemary. Mmmm....

Anonymous said...

There's a tarragon chicken salad at Central Market (I forget where you live) that is delicious! It has purple grapes and tarragon and nuts.... mmm. This one looks good too.. will have to try it.

MONICA-LnP said...

I like my chicken salad just like your recipe minus the onion.Now I know what to make for lunch tomorrow ,thanks!

lalaine said...

I usually fix mine like Starbucks, with tarragon and dried cranberries on whole wheat bread. Delicious!

Thanks for sharing.