My Great Aunt Lucille's recipe for chicken salad is crazy amazing! I hope you
love it as much as our family does! This is always a go to recipe for parties, showers, and brunch, enjoy!
8 Full Chicken Breasts (carrots,onions,bay leaves, and celery)
1 cup purple onion, finely diced
1/2-3/4 cup almonds, diced and toasted
2-3 stalks celery, diced
1-1 1/2 cups craisins
1 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
Boil the chicken in a large pot with 3 large carrots, 3-4 celery stalks, 1 large onion, 4-5 bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Once the chicken is cooked shred it and set it aside. Add purple onion, almonds, celery, and craisins. Add the mayo and miracle whip to the bowl, once combined add chicken, stir and refrigerate. Its best to let this sit for a few hours-24 hours. Scoop it into a croissant and enjoy!!
The chicken breasts I used were large so I used 4, 1 large white onion, 3 large carrots, and the center of the celery (saving the outside stalks for the salad itself), 3-4 bay leaves, and salt and pepper.
When chicken is fully cooked shred it and set aside.
Add diced celery, purple, and craisins to a large bowl.
I dice my almonds then toast in a frying pan. Watch them
closely, this will only take a couple minutes!
There is absolutely nothing on earth I hate more than mayo.....NOTHING! With that being said sometimes you have to use it and this is where I become a mayo snob! It has to be Hellmann's Mayonnaise and you need to use both mayo and miracle whip. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cup of each I use 1 cup of each, totally your call on this.
Once you have that all mixed together add the chicken and combine.
Try to make this 24 hours before you are going to serve it so all the flavors come out.
I love croissants but sometimes they have an old texture feel to them. I like to put mine on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes. This will make that store bought croissant super flaky!
Scoop the chicken salad in the croissant and enjoy!
This makes about 12 cups of filling and I put a 1/2 cup in each small croissant. So it will fill approximately 2 dozen large croissants.
Don't forget to pin it!!
Welcome to Clover Lane!! We are Cassie & Sadie and this is our fun little creative outlet. We are sisters and we seriously live to eat, and love to laugh and craft! We are so glad you have joined us!
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