Serve a Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Board for any small gathering. Make a chicken salad; arrange on a board with croissant rolls and fresh berries!

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Today I’m sharing a very simple Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Board to serve for brunch or lunch. Here’s another delicious lunch idea: Serve this Best Orange Basil Tomato Soup on a Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Board!

Or here’s a EPIC Kid-Friendly Grilled Cheese Charcuterie Board if you want to cater to little kids on Mom’s Day!

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Board

Bite into a buttery, flakey croissant stuffed with the best chicken salad (sweet and savory, with fresh herbs), and ENJOY!

Of course, scale to the size of your family. Soon we will be hosting more people, so down the road we will actually double this recipe for a larger party. We cannot wait.

close up shot looking down on a wood board with chicken salad and croissants and fresh berries

Beat the heat and prepare ahead of time, and pull out for company! Grab the board information at the bottom of this post, and as always, check out How to Season a Charcuterie Board with all other information for “boards.”

looking down on a wood board with chicken salad sandwich mixture in a separate bowl in the middle, surrounded by croissants, and fresh berries

Ingredients for a Chicken Salad Board

  • A bowl of chicken salad (recipe below or you can buy premade at Costco or at your local deli)
  • Croissant rolls
  • Fresh berries

man laughing holding a large wood board filled with chicken salad, croissants, and berries

How do you make Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwiches?

Chicken salad is made up of chicken and other delicious ingredients. It’s usually made of half a chicken breast (white meat) with add-ins, such as celery, red onion, grapes, nuts, and herbs. We love the flavor of fresh dill. We also love to add in pineapple! My friend Ali made a delicious Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Avocado Salad!

I love this recipe because it’s both sweet and savory, and it tastes like “summer” with fresh dill. If you are not a dill lover you can replace it with almost any of your favorite herbs.

Toss the ingredients together and layer between a sliced, buttery croissant. You can find fresh, fluffy croissants in the bakery section of your local grocery store, or buy in bulk at Costco. They are delicious and you can also freeze them!

holding a chicken croissant sandwich

How many sandwiches does a pound of chicken salad make?

It truly depends on how packed you like the croissants, but this recipe makes about 8 large croissant sandwiches.
We love them super packed. And yes, the ingredients spill out when you’re eating. But that is the beauty of a Chicken Salad Sandwich, which is NOT doused too heavily with mayo.

We like to keep the mayo light, with more chunks of heavenly ingredients. :)

a bowl of chicken salad with purple grapes

How do you keep Chicken Salad Sandwiches fresh?

Also, did you know you can make these sandwiches ahead? My first choice is to assemble them right before your guests arrive, but if you need to make ahead, follow these instructions:

  1. Slice the croissants in half, lengthwise.
  2. Fill each croissant with chicken salad mixture, placing the top on. Arrange on a large plate (about 4 will fit). Lay a paper towel on top, and then a piece of parchment paper. Layer the next 4 sandwiches.
  3. Use a cookie sheet if you are doubling or tripling the recipe.
  4. Cover and store for up to 3 days! Serve chilled or at room temperature.

This method works and you will not have soggy sandwiches (especially with a recipe like mine, that is not so heavy with the sauce).
It’s the herbs and lemon that really make this recipe sing!

holidng a stuffed chicken salad croissant sandwich
Happy Mother’s Day to me

I’m so honored to be a mom of 3 amazing kids in their 20s. Each has their own talents, personalities, and so much loveliness about them. Uniquely made by God, I am indeed one happy and thankful mom. [The dog? That’s Alder the Whoodle.]

kids holding dog sitting on a bridge

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”-Audra Fuveo

man holding a large wood board filled with chicken salad, croissants, and fresh blueberries and strawberries and fresh flowers

Here’s our oldest, soon to be off on a one-year adventure of his own! And three of my favorite things?

Our kids.

A charcuterier or dinner board (in one hand).

Beautiful fresh flowers (in the other hand)!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend and summer entertaining!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round – SOLD OUT

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round – SOLD OUT

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

a large oval white serving tray

Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray

Today I’m using an Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!

It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!

It’s also lightweight and versatile, and I LOVE IT.

Did I mention, it’s food safe?

Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board!

You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.

I also found this on Amazon, a LARGE charcuterie board, but it doesn’t have a lip. This Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board is 22 inches round.

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Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Board

Ingredients

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Board

  • 8 croissants
  • Bowl of chicken salad
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 c seedless red grapes, halved
  • 2 1/2 c rotisserie chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 c shaven almonds
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 c chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c dill, roughly chopped
  • 8 croissants

Dressing

  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 2 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, grapes, almonds, onions, chives, and dill. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste, then fold into the chicken mixture. Serve cold on a croissant and enjoy!
  • Slice the croissants in half, lengthwise.
  • Fill each croissant with chicken salad mixture, placing the top on. Arrange on a large plate (about 4 will fit). Lay a paper towel on top, and then a piece of parchment paper. Layer the next 4 sandwiches.
  • Use a cookie sheet if you are doubling or tripling the recipe. Cover and store for up to 3 days! Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • On a large prepared board, place a bowl of the chicken salad in the center. Arrange the croissant rolls (pre-sliced) around the outside, and fill in the open areas with fresh fruit. Serve!
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man holding a large wood board filled with chicken salad, croissants, and fresh berries

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