Chicken Salad Croissants

Tarragon adds a fresh flair to this Southern favorite. If desired, prepare the chicken salad two days ahead, and then assemble the sandwiches the morning of the party.


Makes 20 sandwiches

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes


1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup seedless green or red grapes
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
20 croissants
Red leaf lettuce
Fresh tarragon sprigs


1. Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken, grapes, and chopped pecans, tossing to coat. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

2. Cut a slit horizontally on 1 side of each croissant; fill evenly with lettuce and chicken salad. Skewer sandwiches with fresh tarragon sprigs to hold together.

April 2006
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