Do you get the Taste of Home magazine? I'll make you want to. I'm going to share a recipe that I tried the other night. I suspect it's a pretty popular recipe with lots of variations, but here is the Taste of Home version in the new August/September 2008 issue.
Cherry - Chicken Salad Croissants
by Martha Goodrich
"I love cherries and happened to come across this recipe one day. It's a real hit with my family, and a friend's husband even took it to work to share with the office staff."
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2/3 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped tart apple
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons buttermilk (or a bit of lemon in milk)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
7 croissants, split
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cherries, celery, apple and pecans. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, salt and pepper; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken salad onto each croissant. Yield: 7 servings.
Do take the time to roast the pecans...just a little bit in a 350° oven, watching carefully. (experience talking) They add so much to the sandwich.
We just loved this! A new favorite.