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Easy Lunch Ideas: Roasted Chicken Salad Croissants

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!

Roasted Chicken Salad Croissants: The Perfect Lunchtime Indulgence

Imagine biting into a buttery croissant filled with the most delicious chicken salad you’ve ever tasted. Tender pieces of roast chicken, juicy grapes, and crunchy celery come together in a creamy, flavorful dressing. Whether you’re planning a picnic or just need a quick and tasty lunch, this roasted chicken salad croissants recipe is sure to be a hit.


What Kind of Chicken Should I Use?

A roast chicken, cooked and chopped, will give you the most flavor. However, you can also use rotisserie chicken as a time-saving option.

Can I Use Light Mayonnaise?

While regular mayonnaise is recommended for the best flavor, you can use light mayo if you prefer a lower-fat option.

Tips and Tricks

  • For an even more flavorful chicken salad, let the mixture sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
  • To make sure the chicken salad has great flavor, don’t skimp on the garlic powder, salt, thyme, or black pepper.
  • Adding a little olive oil can make the dressing extra smooth.


  • To add some crunch, consider including ¾ cup of chopped walnuts.
  • Instead of grapes, you could also use dried cranberries for a tangy twist.

Where to Serve

This is the perfect recipe for picnics, baby showers, and even wedding showers. The chicken salad croissants make great sandwich options for any gathering, or simply as a quick lunch for a hot day.


Store leftover chicken salad in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for about 2-3 days. For the best results, store the croissants and chicken salad separately to avoid sogginess.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Soggy Croissants: Store the chicken salad and the croissants separately until you’re ready to assemble and eat them.
  • Dry Chicken Salad: Make sure to properly measure your mayonnaise and olive oil to keep your chicken salad moist.

Tips for Making This Recipe With Kids

  • Kids can help by tearing the roast chicken into smaller pieces.
  • They can also help measure out the simple ingredients like mayonnaise, garlic powder, and thyme.

Topping Options

  • A sprinkle of fresh rosemary can add a burst of flavor and color.
  • You can also add some quick pickled red onion for an extra layer of tanginess.

Why This Recipe Works

This isn’t just any chicken salad; it’s the best chicken salad croissant recipe you’ll find. The combination of savory roast chicken, sweet grapes, and crunchy celery, all held together by a creamy, herb-infused mayonnaise dressing, makes for a perfect lunchtime meal. Whether you’re new to making chicken salad or a seasoned pro, this recipe is foolproof. With its perfect balance of flavors and textures, it’s sure to become your new favorite way to enjoy chicken salad.

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!

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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.


  • 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


  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.


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

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