Chicken Salad Croissants

Microwave cooking makes this chicken salad a really cool choice; croissants offer a fancy wrapper.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 24 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

2
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1/2 pound)
1/4
cup creamy ranch dressing
1/2
teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4
cup chopped cucumber
1/4
cup chopped tomato
2
tablespoons chopped cashews
2
croissants, split
1
tablespoon butter, margarine, mayonnaise or salad dressing
Lettuce, if desired
  • 1 Arrange chicken, thickest parts to outside edge, in 2-cup microwavable casserole or on microwavable plate. Cover tightly and microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes or until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Uncover and refrigerate about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 2 Cut chicken into 1/4-inch pieces. Toss chicken, dressing, mustard, cucumber, tomato and cashews. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 3 Just before serving, spread cut sides of croissant halves with butter. Spread chicken mixture over bottoms of croissants; top with lettuce and tops of croissants.

Expert Tips

Use leftover cooked chicken, or purchase chopped cooked chicken from the freezer case in your supermarket.

For a flavor twist, skip the tomatoes and use mandarin orange segments or cut-up grapes instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
(
Calories from Fat
380 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42 g
42 %
(Saturated Fat
16 g,
16 %
),
Cholesterol
160 mg
160 %;
Sodium
540 mg
540 %;
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
33 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
34 g
34 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.