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Curried Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich
with carrots

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Take your chicken salad up a notch with a creamy, mild curry sauce and time-saving rotisserie chicken. While we loved serving this weeknight-friendly chicken salad on store-bought croissants, it still feels like something fun on regular sandwich bread. We last featured this meal in 2020.
Smarts: The degree of creaminess in chicken salad is totally a personal preference, so make a larger batch of creamy curried yogurt sauce and dress the chicken salad as much or as little as you like. The leftover sauce is great for dipping carrots. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Curried Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich:
  • Almonds, sliced - 2 Tbsp
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, shredded
  • Celery - 1 stalk, thinly sliced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Currants (opt) - 2 Tbsp (sub golden raisins)
  • Croissants - 4, halved lengthwise (sub sandwich rolls or sandwich bread)
  • Tomatoes, medium (opt) - 1, sliced
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 4 leaves
Curried Yogurt Sauce:
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 3/4 cup
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 1 1/2 tsp
Carrots:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, sliced into sticks (sub baby carrots)

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Prep

  1. Toast almonds - Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and toast, stirring frequently, until light golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Rotisserie chicken - (If making Thursday’s meal, prep chicken for that night at the same time.) Take meat off the bone and shred. Use a knife or your hands. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make curried yogurt sauce - Whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, curry powder, and some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Celery - Thinly slice celery. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  5. Carrots - Slice into sticks. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  6. Make chicken salad - Chop green onions. Combine rotisserie chicken (remember to reserve Thursday’s portion), almonds, celery, green onions, and currants (if using). Add curried yogurt sauce until the chicken salad is as creamy as you’d like it. (Note: You likely will not need to add all of the curried yogurt sauce, so reserve any that remains.) (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  7. Croissants / Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Toast croissants.

  2. Give chicken salad a stir. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. (If the salad was made ahead, you may want to add a bit more curried yogurt sauce.)

  3. Fill croissants with tomatoes, lettuce, and chicken salad.

  4. Serve sandwiches with carrot sticks on the side. Dip carrots in any curried yogurt sauce that wasn’t used in the chicken salad. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (32)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (12)

Most Helpful

Subs: cashew yogurt to make it dairy free. Omitted the almonds and currants. Diced pickles instead of celery. Added fresh dill, S&P, and a squeeze of lemon. Served on toasted sourdough bread instead of croissants, and roasted the carrots.

By: Sarah
Posted: Apr 12, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
3 Helpful

21 reviews

I really liked this. No one else really did…

By: Namrita
Posted: May 06, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

this was really delicious! we did the vegetarian option with the chickpeas and super happy how it came out. I subbed walnuts for the almonds and cucumber for the celery. we'll definitely make this again!

By: Laura
Posted: Apr 27, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Double the celery and curry powder. Used both rotisserie chicken breasts

By: Sabrina
Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It’s not really fair because the croissant is 50% of this being so delicious. I’d rather have the carrots on the sandwich but this is totally one of the yummiest meals in all cooksmarts.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Anything involving croissants and curried chickpeas is a win for us.

By: Liz
Posted: Apr 23, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Glad I read the reviews and kept this one. It was really good! Even the yogurt sauce for dipping was delish.

By: Theresa
Posted: Apr 20, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful