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bacon artichoke chicken salad croissant

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This recipe was inspired by a deli back in my hometown. They made a yummy chicken salad, with mayo and artichokes, that was very popular. So, I decided to recreate it with my own twists, and I think it's even better than the original. The salad is a combination of slightly smoky grilled chicken, tangy seasoned & marinated artichoke hearts, hickory smoked bacon and a mayo salad dressing. This croissandwich is quick and easy, yet elegant and divinely delicious. It's perfect for a special lunch, brunch buffet or busy-day dinner alongside a cool salad or warm bowl of soup. I think you'll love it!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For bacon artichoke chicken salad croissant

  • 2 1/2 c
    grilled chicken, chopped (see *note)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 jar
    marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped (14 oz.)
  • 3/4 c
    miracle whip salad dressing
  • 1/8 c
    real hickory smoked bacon bits
  • 1
    romaine or iceberg lettuce leaf per sandwich
  • 1 lg
    croissant, split horizontally per sandwich

How To Make bacon artichoke chicken salad croissant

  • 1
    *NOTE: You may use grilled, rotisserie or roasted chicken or turkey meat (any part/s of the bird,) though grilled has the best flavor, in my opinion.
  • 2
    Gather and prep all ingredients (remove skin, debone and chop chicken; drain artichokes and chop after removing any tough outer leaves; wash lettuce; split croissants.)
  • 3
    Add chicken to an average size mixing bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt; toss to distribute salt.
  • 4
    Add Miracle Whip salad dressing; mix with large spoon to coat chicken well.
  • 5
    Add chopped artichokes and 1/8 cup real bacon bits (do not use imitation; omit bacon if none is available;) mix well.
  • 6
    Place lettuce leaves on bottom half of croissants; spoon chicken mixture onto lettuce; place croissant tops on top of chicken salad. Serve immediately, or wrap/place in airtight container and refrigerate until served.
  • 7
    Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.