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Chicken Salad Croissants

Chicken Salad Croissants
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
Microwave cooking makes this chicken salad a really cool choice; croissants offer a fancy wrapper.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (from 2-lb chicken)
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 small chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 4 croissants, split
  • 2 tablespoons butter, margarine, mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • Lettuce, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In blender or food processor, stir in ranch dressing and chipotles. Blend until smooth. Toss chicken, chipotle ranch dressing,cucumber, tomato and cashews. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 2
    Just before serving, spread cut sides of croissant halves with butter. Spread chicken mixture over bottoms of croissants; top with lettuce and tops of croissants.

Expert Tips

  • Use leftover cooked chicken, or purchase chopped cooked chicken from the freezer case in your supermarket.
  • For a flavor twist, skip the tomatoes and use mandarin orange segments or cut-up grapes instead.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
380
Total Fat
42g
65%
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
46%
Sodium
1000mg
42%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
7g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Microwave cooking makes this chicken salad a really cool choice; croissants offer a fancy wrapper.
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