Healthy Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich with Mint-Cilantro Sauce


This Healthy Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich is made with a Homemade Mint-Cilantro Sauce, greek yogurt, and kosher pickles for the most flavorful yet nutrient-dense meal!

What makes this the best croissant chicken salad recipe?

  • The chicken salad base is made with plain greek yogurt for added protein and a less calorie-dense recipe!
  • It's also made with a homemade Mint-Cilantro Sauce instead of mayonnaise for the other "sauce" portion outside the yogurt.
  • It's made with naturally fermented kosher dill pickles for added nutrition.
  • The flavor is next level !!

What makes Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Kosher Dill Pickles different?

Bubbies uses an artistic balance of both their special spice blend and the science of fermentation to provide a salt brine pickle that has incredible flavor AND crunch! They keep their ingredients simple and natural .... water, dill, kosher salt, garlic, and their signature spices of course ;)

They are then naturally fermented and cured in their signature cloudy brine, making them perfectly ready to eat just the way they are or in your favorite sandwich, hamburger, salad, tacos... the possibilities are endless!

Why are naturally fermented foods healthy for your body?

From kefir to yogurt to sauerkraut, naturally fermented foods help feed the “good” bacteria in your stomach, which may help improve your digestion and boost your immune system.

In fact, naturally-fermented sauerkraut is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The fermentation process creates these ultra-nutritious probiotics that may help your body absorb other nutrients more easily. For example, the sauerkraut in this soup may help your body more fully absorb the nutrients in carrots (like potassium, beta carotene, and fiber) and wild rice (like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C).

Where can I find Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Kosher Dill Pickles?

The beautiful thing is that Bubbies' relishes, pickles, and sauerkraut can be found in most grocery stores across America! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Publix, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, and more. Find a location near you by clicking here.

How far ahead can you make chicken salad croissants?

With this recipe being SUPER easy to make, it's a great meal prep option for guests, children's lunches, or on-the-go meals!

  • Prepared croissant sandwiches will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerate (flavors will continue to develop - YUM - the only downside is that the croissant itself won't have that crunch on the outside).
  • The chicken salad itself will last 5-6 days in the fridge. You can assemble the sandwiches when ready to eat for best textures.

How to wrap sandwiches for a picnic?

  • Wrap the sandwich in a paper towel, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Healthy Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich with Mint-Cilantro Sauce

Made with a Homemade Mint-Cilantro Sauce, greek yogurt, and kosher pickles for the most flavorful yet nutrient-dense meal!



Servings: 6

For the Creamy Mint-Cilantro Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Juice & Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles, juice only
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt

For the Sandwiches:

  • 6 Croissants
  • 1 head of Bibb Lettuce
  • 2 lb. Cooked Chicken Breasts, sliced into cubes, about 3 cups
  • 3/4 cup Celery, chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup Red Grapes, halved or quartered
  • 3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles, chopped finely, pickles only
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • (Optional) 1/2 cup Pecans or Walnuts, chopped


  1. To make the Mint-Cilantro Sauce, add all ingredients except the olive oil into the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the whisk attachment to mix together. On medium speed, gradually drizzle in the olive oil. Whisk for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. To make the Chicken Salad, add the cooked and chopped chicken into a separate large mixing bowl. Add in the finely chopped celery, grapes, onions, dill pickles, cilantro, and (optional) chopped nuts. Toss to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, dijon mustard, and yogurt. Add into the chicken salad bowl with 1/4 cup of the Mint-Cilantro Sauce. Toss until the chicken is well coated in the sauces.
  4. To assemble the sandwiches, slice the croissant 3/4th of the way to create a slit-like opening. Add a small slather of the Mint-Cilantro Sauce on the bottom piece, then a layer of Bibb lettuce and a generous portion of the chicken salad. Enjoy!

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