I created this recipe about eight years ago. I love Italian food and I wanted an Italian sandwich that was loaded with flavor and that I could make for a crowd. This sandwich definitely fills all those requirements and more! I like to use the rotisserie chicken you can buy at the grocery store. The recipe calls for walnuts. I like the crunch that the walnuts give the sandwich. If you don’t like walnuts, you could replace them with almonds, pecans, or pine nuts. If you are pressed for time you can make the sandwich filling the night before. On the day of your event, you can serve them either already assembled on a croissant or let your guests make their sandwiches.
This sandwich is perfect for picnics, showers, bunco, or any time you need a crowd pleasing meal! With the weather warming up and all the outdoor activities that are starting to happen, I foresee this recipe getting a lot of use.
Until next time,
Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich
makes enough for fill 12 large croissants
3 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
1 c. sun-dried tomato pesto (I like the Classico brand best)
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
½ c. mayonnaise
½ c. Miracle Whip
1 1/2 c. shredded parmesan cheese
1 can. olives sliced
½ c. chopped walnuts
12 large croissants
1 head of red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into pieces
1. Mix all ingredients together. Serve on croissants with red leaf lettuce.