Monday, August 15, 2011

Crunchy Chicken Salad on Croissants

This recipe was new to me this summer.  The girls
had chosen these for girl's camp.  I got the recipe
off my neighbor's wonderful family recipe blog

All of their family are great cooks and I have
loved everything I have tried from their blog.

We tested the recipe out before camp and
loved it so much I have already made it 
several times, including a dinner party.

You don't have to serve it on croissants.  It is
great just as a salad too.

Crunchy Chicken Salad on Croissants Recipe

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
or the meat off 1 rotisserie chicken
salt to taste
1 purple onion, chopped finely
3 C. red and green grapes combined, cut in half
3 stalks celery
2 sm. cans mandarin oranges
6 oz. slivered almonds
6 oz. pkg. chow mein noodles
2 C. sour cream
2 C. fresh ranch dressing
(made with buttermilk and mayo)
fresh croissants

Salt, then boil the chicken until cooked
through.  Let cool and shred, or shred the meat
from 1 rotisserie chicken (I used the rotisserie chicken.)

In a large bowl combine everything but the
almonds and chow mein noodles.  Refrigerate
until ready to serve.  Just before serving, stir in 
the noodles and the almonds and then serve
on split croissants or as a salad.

The beautiful thing about this salad is that it
makes a huge amount.  We served 18 people
with 1 recipe.  It is perfect for a large gathering.

It will seem really wet, but once you add the noodles,
they soak up the moisture quickly.

I prefer to just eat it with a fork - it really is
a wonderful recipe.  The ranch dressing is
the secret. (Don't use bottled ranch!)

If you use the rotisserie chicken, this is a quick, no cook
summer recipe.

 Give it a try.

I will be posting this on
 On The Menu Monday
Foodie Friday


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  1. Yummy! I will have to try it! Too funny that we both posted on chicken salad. Great minds...

  2. Look delicious !! from

  3. The salad sounds great Jacqueline and your pics are just beautiful:@)

  4. Always up for a chicken salad sandwich! Yum!

    That purple cake on your sidebar looks to die for. xx

  5. This is always my favorite thing to serve at a wedding or baby shower...the chow mein noodles are new to me but I love to put cashews in the last minute. :D

  6. Jacqueline,
    This sounds delicious. The crunchy part with Chinese noodles and almonds...yum! Although it has more ingredients than my usual recipe...change is the name of the game On Crooked Creek. Next time I'm at the marketplace, I'll pick up the necessities and give it a try!Thank you for sharing!

  7. WOW! The clarity of that photo of the CROISSANT makes me want to bite into that flaky layered MOUND OF GOODNESS! HEY JACKIE DARLIN'! Thanks for coming by, Anita

  8. There is alot of chicken salad out here in blogland right now and it is making me CRAVE some!!! This version looks delicious! I will try it. I love CS with grapes in it. XO, Pinky

  9. I will have to try this recipe for sure! I love all the great ingredients that are so flavor intense! Thanks for bringing this wonderful new twist on chicken salad to ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    You pictures are good enough to eat!

  10. That would make such a great lunch! I've never made homemade Ranch Dressing so I'll be googling a recipe.

  11. I adore chicken salads and am always trying new ones -- this looks delicious and I'll have to try it "next time"!

  12. One of my favorite ways to eat chicken salad.

  13. Can't wait to try this - the oranges must be a great addition!

  14. When I saw the first picture I thought, those look just like my Mom's yummy chicken croissants! We make these for every shower we throw and everyone loves them. I'm glad you did too!


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