Summer Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwich

I have never made this before or even eaten it.  Years ago a friend mentioned making it for a party. It just sounded good.

Well as many of us know– it’s HOT OUTSIDE and I just did not want to cook and some odd reason I remember this chicken salad out of the blue.

I googled and there are a ton of recipes out there for variations but we like to “wing” it around here.  The results were amazing. We have had it for 2 dinners now and no one complaining. 🙂

I am so not cooking or baking or roasting. Made a run to Sam’s Club for other things and picked up one of their $4.99 rotissere chickens. They always smell so good and sooo delicious.

Pulled off all the meat and put it into the bowl. My kids and puppies enjoyed the skin (best part right?) haha

Few other ingredients – Red Grapes (soooooo sweet from Publix) Celery & Cashews (YUMMMM)

We also like to use both mayo and miracle whip together. YUM TOO

Toss all of the chicken you pulled off the rotisserie into a bowl

Add your chopped celery

Quarter your grapes and add to the bowl too

Cashews- you can leave in halves however I wanted our finely chopped so we chopped it real fine add to the bowl

This is looking pretty good, and still so easy

Add in your Miracle Whip and Mayo and mix well.

Buttery and delicious croissants …..

Cut 3/4 of the way along the back large side of the croissant.

Stuff it with chicken salad mixture and enjoy!!

See– told ya it was easy and no one broke a sweat making this.  The saltiness and sweetness in this salad is mouth watering.  My kidlets LOVE this.  We will be making this again and it hit the spot perfectly during this EXTREME heat weather.  After swimming in the pool for hours, and you are water logged, this is the perfect meal. 🙂

(**Note– this makes a large bowl of salad. Would be perfect for parties, or you can 1/2 the recipe if you wish. The recipe will make 12 large sandwiches very generously stuffed)



5 Responses to Summer Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwich
  1. shelley
    August 11, 2011 | 9:34 am

    This is our go to recipe for boating. We always take it with us and we always have it on croissants! I like the mini ones. I don’t do the nuts but I do add cumin! I LOVE cumin!

  2. Happy Home Fairy
    August 11, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    The Happy Hubby and I eat chicken salad sandwiches for lunch every Sunday after church. It is a tradition we have enjoyed for 8 years of marriage! 🙂 I think we will have to kick it up a notch with this yummy recipe! Thanks!

  3. Lynn@thevintagenest
    August 18, 2011 | 10:50 am

    I am so making this just as soon as I can run up to FL and get my rotissierie chicken and some fresh farmer’s market corn. Yummo!

  4. vicki dutcher
    August 21, 2011 | 9:45 pm

    Oh yummy – this sounds fabulous!

  5. Stacey
    August 10, 2013 | 8:56 pm

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to make this!

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