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Easy Apple Chicken Salad

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Easy apple chicken salad croissants get their delicious crunch from sweet apples. The combination with chicken makes for a great lunch.

Apple chicken salad croissants have great flavor and texture. Perfect for lunch.

My Mom used to call me a chicken salad connoisseur. Whenever I have the opportunity to make chicken salad, I do. Often I’ll make extra chicken just so I can make chicken salad.

If it’s on a menu, I order it. I love chicken salad and have passed that love on to my youngest son. I recently made this easy apple chicken salad croissant for a weekend lunch.

This apple chicken salad makes a great weekday or weekend lunch.

How do you serve chicken salad?

My absolute favorite way to serve chicken salad is on a buttery croissant. But I don’t always have croissants so sometimes I’ll use toasted wheat or potato bread.

I often enjoy chicken salad on crackers or in a lettuce wrap. I like it in flour tortillas too such as these cranberry almond chicken salad wraps.

It was a summer not so long ago that I taught my son to make chicken salad. Now when I make chicken he always asks me to cook an extra chicken breast or two. That way we can have chicken salad for a weekend lunch and he gets to practice making it.

Apple chicken salad croissants have great flavor and texture. Perfect for lunch.

We love this chicken salad on croissants but I always have flour tortillas in the house and that’s a nice alternative. You could also make scrumptious lettuce wraps too, but it’s equally delicious on any bread you choose.

What type of apples can I use for easy apple chicken salad?

Honestly, you can use your favorite apple in this recipe. I love Envy apples becasue they don’t turn brown quickly but I’ve also used Granny Smith and Red Delicious. 

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Apple chicken salad croissants have great flavor and texture. Perfect for lunch.

Apple Chicken Salad Croissants

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sweet apples add a delicious crunch to this chicken salad. Perfect for a weekend lunch or to take to work.


  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 1 apple, chopped and cored
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 2 croissants, sliced in half


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except croissants. Pile chicken salad evenly on each croissant.

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Wednesday 27th of May 2020

A great twist on the original recipe! I have all the ingredients in the house, this will be lunch tomorrow.

Rose Martine

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

This recipe is AMAZING. I will eat this for the rest of my life! So good and easy-peasy.

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