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Mini Chicken Salad Croissants

Fresh-tasting and great for a get-together, this popular chicken salad could also be served on lettuce or a slice of cantaloupe or honeydew melon. When there will be kids in the crowd, I often substitute halved red seedless grapes for the peppers. —Patricia D. Tjugum, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 20 miniature croissants, split
  • Lettuce leaves


  • In a large bowl, mix first five ingredients; stir in vegetables. Add chicken; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours.
  • Stir in bacon and pecans. Line croissants with lettuce; fill each with 1/4 cup chicken mixture.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 217 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Aug 27, 2015

    These croissant sandwiches are absolutely delicious. I did add the sliced grapes as well as the green pepper and we loved it. I am already planning on serving them at a meeting next month. Delicious.I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home.

  • Corwin44
    May 27, 2015

    This was a good sandwich and easy to put together after a long days work. I didn't have the nuts or mushrooms, so we did without. I added green onion, garlic powder, and chopped cherry tomatoes. I would make this again.

  • rrharding
    Dec 8, 2013

    Great summertime sandwich!

  • lynnkelly
    Mar 29, 2013

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  • JCV4
    Nov 5, 2012

    I added some garlic powder and it made all the flavors come together. This would be good to use up any leftover turkey, too.

  • Panadda
    Jan 21, 2012

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  • loiros31
    May 13, 2010

    I prepared this recipe for a small group of ladies; served it with some condiments and a fruit salad. It was a big hit and really did make exactly 20!!LJRose Schaumburg, IL

  • tkarinas
    May 13, 2010

    Mini chicken salad croissants are a simple, easy meal to make and one my family makes whenever we have all the ingredients. They are so good and so easy to eat, they're a keeper for sure and going in my recipe box.

  • LindaDawn
    May 19, 2009

    Excellent flavour and I added a little green onion to it as well.

  • jamesandannie
    Jun 13, 2008

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