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Chicken Salad Croissants

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Chicken Salad Croissants
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 24 min
  • Servings 0
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Microwave cooking makes this chicken salad a really cool choice; croissants offer a fancy wrapper.

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

Directions

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