Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

These chicken salad croissant sandwiches are light, crunchy, and made with tender cooked chicken paired with sliced grapes, water chestnuts, red onion, mayo, and more and are absolutely so flavorful and delicious. Homemade chicken salad piled high on flaky, buttery croissants makes the best chicken salad sandwich recipe.

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If you’re a fan of chicken salad sandwiches, then I have something for you today that you’re really going to love. It’s a new favorite of mine and my family – chicken salad on croissants! I love this simple, delicious recipe because it’s so simple to make, and it’s packed full of flavor. It’s the perfect, appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Although I make this with freshly-boiled chicken, it would be an excellent recipe to use up leftover chicken, as well. Either will work. With all that delicious flavor in both the chicken salad and the croissants and how incredibly easy the recipe is, it’s a winner on all fronts.

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

These delicious chicken salad sandwiches start with tender chicken breasts. Then, I combine them with grapes, red and green onions, and water chestnuts, and I mix it all up with mayo for a creamy, flavorful chicken salad that’s already perfect all on its own. I don’t stop there, though. I cut buttery, flaky croissants in half, and then I load them up with the chicken salad. The result? A delicious sandwich that combines delicious, buttery bread and super-flavorful chicken salad in each and every bite.

A white and green bowl filled with chicken salad with green grapes and croissants in the photo.

Why You’ll Love This Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • They’re full of delicious flavors and textures.
  • They’re super easy to make, and they only use simple ingredients.
  • It’s a homemade recipe that you can easily make for any occasion.

Expert Tips for the Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • Boiling the chicken is the best way to keep it tender and juicy for this recipe.
  • Shred your chicken while it’s hot. Cool or cold chicken doesn’t shred well.
  • Be sure to give your chicken salad plenty of time to chill so the flavors meld together.

Chicken Salad Variations

  • Use shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Use red grapes, raisins, or cranberries in place of green grapes.
  • Try chopped pecans, almonds, walnuts, or your favorite kind of nuts in place of water chestnuts.
  • Apples are a delicious addition to the chicken salad.
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Chicken Salad Sandwiches FAQ

If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about chicken salad sandwiches.

What to serve with chicken salad sandwiches?

  • Salad
  • Fruit salad
  • Cheese platter
  • Vegetable platter
  • Chips
  • Dill pickles
  • Macaroni salad
  • French fries

What is the best bread for chicken salad sandwiches?

Almost any bread works. It just depends on your preference. Chicken salad is great on everything from hearty sourdough to light, flaky croissants. Some great options include:

  • Country white
  • Brioche
  • Sourdough
  • Rye
  • Kaiser or any deli roll
  • Croissant roll
  • Italian bread
Croissant sandwiches filled with chicken salad, cut in half, and stacked up on each other.

Do I have to use croissants?

Not at all. I love the way they taste, but you can use any kind of bread you like. The options I just mentioned above are a great place to start.

How long does chicken salad last in the fridge?

You can store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze chicken salad?

You can, but you shouldn’t. While the chicken salad won’t make you sick if you freeze it, the mayonnaise will break, and the entire thing will taste terrible.

Can I make chicken salad ahead of time?

You sure can. In fact, it tastes better the longer it sits. That’s because the flavors have more time to meld.

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How to Store Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Never store constructed chicken salad sandwiches. The bread will get soggy and gross. Rather, store your chicken salad in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, then construct the sandwiches when you’re ready to serve them.

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Ingredients

This recipe uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.

  • Chicken breasts
  • Mayonnaise
  • Green grapes
  • Red onion
  • Green onions
  • Water chestnuts
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Croissants
A close up photo of a bite taken out of a chicken salad sandwich.

How to Make Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Making this recipe might just be even easier than shopping for the ingredients. It only takes 3 steps to make them!

Step 1: Combine Chicken and Mayo

In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken and mayo and stir until combined.

Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients

Add the grapes, red onions, green onions, water chestnuts, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper to the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Chill until ready to serve.

Step 3: Construct the Sandwiches

When ready to serve, stir the chicken mixture. Then, cut the croissants in half lengthwise and top with chicken salad and lettuce if desired. Enjoy!

A double photo collage of chicken salad in a bowl and on a croissant.

Try These Delicious Chicken Salad Recipe Today

These chicken salad croissants are so easy to make and so delicious. They’re the perfect recipe on so many different levels. Serve them for lunch, dinner, afternoon snacking, or even set the out at parties. They’re always a big hit with everyone. Give them a try, and I know you’ll love them as much as I do.

A three photo collage of chicken salad croissants on a gray mat, and a bowl of chicken salad sitting in front of three croissants.

More Delicious Sandwich Recipes to Try

Monte Cristo – A delicious sandwich made with Texas toast, ham, turkey, swiss cheese, that is cooked just like French toast.

Tuna and Egg Salad – A sandwich with the perfect mix of egg salad and tuna salad, placed on two thick pieces of pumpernickel bread.

Sub Sandwiches – Hearty sandwiches that are loaded with three types of deli meat, provolone cheese, and fresh lettuce and tomatoes.

Also, try this Easy Club Sandwich from Deliciously Seasoned. A simple sandwich made with turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, and fresh lettuce and tomatoes.

A title picture with a chicken salad sandwich cut in half and stacked up on top of each other.

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches are made with a homemade chicken salad that is loaded with fresh green grapes an crunchy water chestnuts, and served on a soft, buttery, and flaky croissant.

Prep Time 15 mins

Total Time 15 mins

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch

Cuisine American

Servings 8 Sandwiches

Calories 488 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup green grapes, cut in half
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 5 ounce can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 croissants, sliced in half lengthwise


  • In a large bowl, add shredded chicken and mayonnaise. Stir until combined.

  • Next, add grapes, red onions, green onions, water chestnuts, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and place in the refrigerator to chill.

  • When ready to serve, stir chicken mixture and place desired amount of chicken salad on croissants. Top with lettuce, if desired, and enjoy.


Nutritional values are approximate.


Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.


Calories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 12gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 578mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg

Keyword Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches, Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Enjoy, Terri

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