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Easy Lunch Ideas: Roasted Chicken Salad Croissants

by Nellie

There are so many different options for dinner and breakfast, but one place I tend to lose creativity is lunch! Today I’ve got a fun Roasted Chicken salad croissants recipe that the kids (and even you!) will enjoy!

No quite good at the mid day meal

I am terrible at lunch. Since I started working for myself from home, I have to be consciously aware of eating lunch. Most days I don’t want to stop working to eat, but then when it gets closer to dinnertime I am completely ravenous.

I am constantly trying to find some easy solutions for lunch too because let’s be honest, the toddler barely lets me do anything much less COOK in the middle of the day. Plus she is such a light sleeper that if she DOES fall asleep during lunch time, I can’t move around because once she is AWAKE ain’t no getting that girl back to sleep.

Since being in the house more, I’ve realized that the options for lunch for the family have been significantly reduced as well. Since we have SO MUCH FOOD in the fridge to last us at least 2 weeks before our next grocery run, it’s hard to keep tons of different food around.

We usually go between chicken nuggets and pizza. Sometimes we have cold cuts, but my word the bread goes SO fast in this house it’s hard to keep them around!

Roasted Chicken Salad Croissants

A fun idea I had was to try chicken salad croissants and they loved them! You can simply buy a roasted chicken from the grocery store and make these delish sandwiches all week if you want! Or simply add these sandwiches to the rotation.

The ingredients you need are:

1 roast chicken, cooked and chopped 

1 cup grapes, cut in quarters 

1 ½ cups broccoli, chopped 

1 cup red onion, diced 

2-3 large celery stalks, thinly sliced

1 ½ cup mayonnaise 

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp thyme

¾ tsp black pepper

1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary 

olive oil

Optional: ¾ cup chopped walnuts

Of course you can always season the chicken from scratch, but save yourself some cooking and just buy the rotisserie chicken! But I totally understand if you want to season it your own too!

Related: Zucchini Noodle Chicken Salad In A Jar Recipe

Enjoy! 

Easy Lunch Ideas: Roasted Chicken Salad Croissants
Yield: 28 croissants

Easy Lunch Ideas: Roasted Chicken Salad Croissants

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

A super easy and yummy lunch option for the family! These roasted chicken salad croissants will be a hit for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 roast chicken, cooked and chopped
  • • 1 cup grapes, cut in quarters
  • • 1 ½ cups broccoli, chopped
  • • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • • 2-3 large celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • • 1 ½ cup mayonaise
  • • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • • 1 tsp salt
  • • 1 tsp thyme
  • • ¾ tsp black pepper
  • • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • • olive oil
  • • Optional: ¾ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle olive oil on chicken skin. Combine garlic powder, salt, black pepper,
    thyme, and rosemary. Sprinkle herbs and spices on chicken.
  2. Bake chicken at 375° for 1 ½ hours or until thoroughly cooked.
  3. Combine chopped chicken, grapes, red onion, celery, and mayonnaise in a large bowl.
  4. Bake croissants and slice open with a bread knife. Fill croissants with chicken salad. Keep in refrigerator until serving.

Notes

To make this a super quick meal, purchase a broasted chicken from the grocery store and croissants from the bakery.

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