Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants

Friday 30 July 2021

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 

My sister and I went shopping up in New Minas this morning.  Since lockdown has lifted and we have both had all of our vaccines we feel a bit safer doing so.  We had a lovely morning doing sister stuff.

Its nice to just be able to spend time on our own without any men around, talking girl stuff, having a laugh and being able to window shop, etc. without listening to a man huff and puff in the background.

 Letting you know they are bored without saying any words. You all know what I am talking about.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 

First we went to Michaels the craft store.  I wanted to pick up some felt to make some Christmas ornaments. I don't like to just sit and watch television in the evenings.

I like to keep my hands busy with something and since I will be decorating a tree from scratch this year I figured there is no time like the present to get started!  Since I am also soon going to be getting a kitten, I figure felt ornaments are the safest route to go.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 

When we had finished there, we hopped over to Winner's/Homesense. I had a gift certificate to use and it just has the best prices in kitchen ware. I am in need of props etc. to use in my food photography.

And a few gadgets as well, and its the best place to get things like that. 

Winners Homesense

I got myself a set of small dessert bowls, and a relish set, both in what is called Dublin Crystal.  Made in China so I don't know how fine it is, lol.

I also got a six inch cake tin. I really wanted two, but there was only one. A quarter sheet pan. Some tart tins, chopsticks.  A set of egg poachers, some mini utensils and a wide based spatula/egg flipper.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
All will come in very handy in any case. I do miss my Poachies from the UK.  They were little paper bags to poach eggs in, very similar in looks to the Myleta coffee filters, except on a much smaller scale. 

They were the best things for poaching eggs,  but never mind, I will get used to these silicone thingies.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
Anyways, it was getting rather late by the time we got back to hers and then I got home and I was starving.  I had some cooked chicken in the fridge, and I remembered this delicious Chicken salad recipe I had seen in one of my cookbooks.

The cookbook is by Mary Younkin and is entitled, the Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook. It has lots of lovely recipes in it. It is a book I had had in the UK and one of the ones I decided to replace here in Canada.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
I decided to halve the recipe however.  I actually cut it in half yet again to make only one, but am giving you the measurements to make two to three servings.

The recipe is called Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants.  The photo in the book looked delicious and the recipe was very simple to make, using only a few ingredients. 

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
Cubed cooked chicken. Check. Chopped spring onions. Check.  Diced dill pickles. Check. 

A variety of seasonings and spices.  Salt, pepper, dried dill weed, garlic powder.  Check, check, check, check.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
A good mayonnaise. I like Hellman's. I buy the olive oil one here.  Its really rich and delicious.

You also need some fresh baby greens, arugula (rocket) and spinach. I adore both of those and am trying to get as much iron into me these days as possible, so any way I can eat it, works well with me.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
Finally some fresh crisp Croissants to fill with the delicious salad.  I picked up a small bag of two on the way home.  

Croissants are always best if you pick them up on the day don't you think? Of course you don't have to use croissants.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
Any bread will do.  Rye bread would be particularly nice, especially the marbled rye, because of the dill pickles in the salad. 

Sour dough, white, whole wheat, any kind of bread really. Just pick your favorite kind. I think large crispy and buttery cathead biscuits would be lovely.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 

If you aren't doing bread in your diet, then this tasty chicken salad would be lovely spooned over a bed of salad greens, or stuffed into a ripe tomato, with some cold rice or pasta, etc.

It would also be great in a wrap or a pita bread. In short, delicious no matter which way you choose to enjoy it.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
Its as simple as stirring everything together. Takes all but five minutes to make.  And it is truly delicious.

I loved the dill pickles in this, but then again, I am a real dill pickler lover.   When my children were growing up I think I made about 52 quarts of dill pickles every year and they always all got eaten.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
I just used plain dills, but you could use the garlic dills if you want. I also chose to use baby dill pickles instead of the larger ones. 

The chopped pickles really add a lovely crunch, and a nice flavor to the salad. Some of the juice is also used in the dressing.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 
Chopped spring onion adds a nice hint of sharpness, a bit of color and some nice crunch. I think if you wanted to you could also add some chopped nuts to this if you wanted to, although I am not sure what kind you would like.

Pistachios perhaps?  They are green at any rate!

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 

The dressing is a really simple one.  Mayonnaise, dill pickle juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Simple. Easy.

Goes together in a flash and all you need to do then is fold in the chicken, pickles and onions.  You're done.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants 

All ready to tuck into that moreish croissant on top of those lush greens. Oh boy but this is some good, and I felt very generous.  

A chicken salad sandwich should be messy to eat. That's part of the enjoyment I think, don't you?  Pass the napkins and enjoy! 

Quick, easy and fairly healthy.  Shhh  . . . don't burst my bubble.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Croissants

Yield: 2 - 3
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
Tender pieces of chicken combined with crisp dill pickle and sharp green onions in a simple dressing to make a delicious sandwich filling. Serve here in croissants, it also works well on its own on a bed of lettuce, or with rye bread, in a wrap, stuffed tomatoes, etc.


  • 1/4 cup (60g) good quality mayonnaise
  • 1/2 TBS pickle juice
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp dried dillweed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (220g) cooked chicken cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 medium dill pickles, ends trimmed off and cut into 1/4 inch dice (about 3/4 cup/110g)
  • 1 spring onion, washed trimmed and chopped
  • 2 to 3 fresh crisp croissants
  • a mix of baby arugula and spinach to line the bottom of your croissants


  1. Stir the mayonnaise, pickle juice, pepper, salt, dried dill and garlic together in a bowl.  Fold in the chicken, pickles and onions, mixing everything together well.
  2. Cut your croissants in half lengthwise using a serrated knife.  Line the bottoms of the croissants with the greens, then top with the chicken salad, finishing off with the tops of the croissants. Serve immediately.


This delicious chicken salad will keep well in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to three days. It is also nice served on a bed of salad greens, without any bread at all, as part of a salad plate.

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  1. This looks delicious. Egg salad and chicken salad are my absolute favourites! Just out of curiosity, what are cathead biscuits? I'm off to have my bath. We're leaving around noon.
    Love and hugs, Elaine

    1. They are big biscuits! Large as a cat's head. This is the recipe I have used in the past:https://www.marthastewart.com/1528238/cathead-biscuits

      My heart is very much with you today Elaine. I know it will be a really hard day for you. I send you extra love and hugs and prayers. Always. xoxo

  2. It sounds like you had a very productive shopping trip. And isn't it amazing just how many bits and bobs one needs for a new home, especially in the kitchen if you love cooking. But you seem to be getting there one utensil at a time :)

    This looks so delicious - such classic flavours. Croissants are hard to find here, so I think I'd opt for this as a salad. And as I dislike messy food I think I'd prefer it that way. I never understand how people eat things like hamburgers, hard tacos etc - where do you start? How do you end up not wearing half of it? No, I'd rather have it all neatly on a plate with cutlery. Yeah, I'm a bit fussy like that.

    1. Its these little bits and bobs that you gather over time, but are so used to using that you need them! If you were getting married, someone, or even a few people would give you a wedding shower and you would be gifted with all of them, or at least most! I had the most wonderful little round chopper that was sharp as a tack and I used all the time which I had been given when I got married first time around. Used that thing for 47 years! Gone now and I doubt I will ever be able to replace it! I don't think they make them anymore. They have been replaced with newer modern tools like food processors! I don't like anything where I am going to end up wearing half the food, like messy burgers, etc. but this was quite manageable, for me anyways! I hope you will try the salad part anyways and enjoy it! xoxo

  3. Marie
    The nut added are walnuts and I would add diced celery as well.
    Do the same type of chicken salad, but with pineapple replacing pickles, pineapple juice instead of the pickle juice. Just another option.


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