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Cherry Chicken Croissants

I had a similar chicken salad at a restaurant and created my own version. It may seem like an odd combination, but the ingredients work really well together. My children love it, and it only takes a few minutes to cut everything up—so easy!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup halved green grapes
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 croissants, split


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Serve on croissants.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don't keep dried cherries on hand, dried cranberries would also taste wonderful.
  • Health tip
  • Croissants make these sandwiches special, but you can switch to whole wheat bread and save nearly 100 calories per serving.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich: 616 calories, 39g fat (12g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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    • mimirita
      Feb 22, 2020

      Pretty good, I just wished I had Michigan sour cherries. But wrong time of the year I guess.

    • browns19fan
      May 15, 2019

      This is a big winner at our house. Based on pantry limitations I substituted chopped pecans, diced cooked prosciutto, and Miracle Whip. And I didn’t measure, just eyeballed everything based on the amount of chicken I had. DH is already coveting the leftovers.

    • Jellybug
      May 13, 2019

      Made these for a gathering at my son's in-law. They were so easy to prepare and the flavors were perfect together, everyone love these sandwiches, even my 3 year old grand-daughter loved them.

    • bonito15
      Apr 16, 2019

      Loved the cherry, grapes and bacon in this recipe - i love a great chicken salad and this was a new one and a keeper