Curry chicken salad croissant

This is my chicken salad sandwich recipe for people who hate chicken salad. The lack of mayonnaise makes it much more palatable for me and the creaminess is still there with the curry spiced cream cheese.
4 to 6 sandwiches
schedule 15 minutes
schedule 15 minutes
schedule 30 minutes


Curry chicken salad
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast pieces (or 3 cups of cooked chicken)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 12 cup halved red grapes (optional)
Sandwich assembly
  • 4 to 6 croissants
  • green leaf lettuce
  • tomatoes, sliced (optional)
  • curry chicken salad


Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a medium-large pan over medium high heat.

Once the olive oil starts to shimmer, salt and pepper both sides of your chicken and place it in the pan. Cook chicken for 5 to 6 minutes per side. 

Allow the chicken to cool off for 10 minutes and then pull or chop the cooked meat into bite sized pieces. 

Add 3 cups of the chicken pieces to a large bowl with softened cream cheese, orange marmalade, curry powder, diced onion and diced celery. 

Stir to combine. If the cream cheese isn't soft, you will have to work on it to get things to combine.

Add almonds to the mixture and stir to combine. Add more almonds if you want extra texture or crunch.

Slice grapes and add those (if using). If you are skeptical about adding grapes, you can add them to each individual sandwich or you can just take half of a grape and a spoonful of chicken salad mixture for a taste test.

Stir everything to combine and if you're not eating immediately, add curry chicken salad mixture to the refrigerator. 

Sandwich assembly: Slice each croissant and toast them if they are not fresh. Toasting will allow an older croissant to have a bit more life.

Add lettuce and/or tomato to the bottom of the croissants. 

On top of the vegetables, add a heaping spoonful or two of curry chicken salad and sandwich it with the croissant tops.

Serve curry chicken salad croissants and enjoy.

Have you made this recipe? Tag @beerinator and let him know!


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