Easter is right around the corner, and I am rounding up lots of recipe ideas for gatherings and for celebrating at home! These Easter croissant chicken salad sandwiches are adorable, shaped like carrots, and would be perfect to add to an Easter brunch or lunch spread! Stay tuned for our favorite easter croissant carrots recipe!
+ Fillable “Carrot” Bread +
+1 0 x 12 foil sheets +
+ Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough +
+ Parchment paper +
+ 1 Egg +
1. To form croissants into carrot shapes you’ll first form a cone shape out of tin foil. Fold foil sheets corner to corner into triangles. Fold over the folded edge about 1 inch.
2. Roll from one side all of the ways to the other creating a cone.
3. Turn up the pointed end and squeeze to a point.
4. Cut enough parchment paper to wrap around the foil.
5. Open pizza dough or crescent roll dough and lay it flat on the cutting board.
6. Cut ½” strips lengthwise. Starting at the pointed base of foil, begin winding pizza dough around foil/parchment overlapping the dough just a little.
7. Brush carrot-shaped dough with egg wash.
8. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Set these aside.
To make chicken salad you can follow your favorite recipe, or use one that I love adapted from Kathleen Green.
+ 3 Cups Rotisserie Chicken +
+ 1tsp Dijon Mustard +
+ 1 tsp Lemon Juice +
+ 3 T Mayonnaise +
+ 1 small diced Pink Lady Apple +
+ Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste +
+ You can also add celery, grapes and almonds! +
1. If you like a chunkier chicken salad you can use a fork to mash and combine ingredients in a bowl. If you’d like a smooth chicken salad add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth. I like to make extra of this to enjoy as a snack on crackers!
2. Next you’ll want to fill each cone shaped croissant with the chicken salad.
3. You can add herbs or even the end of carrots to the tips of these, to really make them look like carrots, and to add a bit of color to the plate! These are one of my favorite Easter croissant ideas.
Serve this up with springtime favorites! I think a platter of these at a luncheon or a brunch around Easter is a really festive touch. I also think these are a fun after school snack to kick off Easter weekend for your kiddos.
Wishing you a Happy Easter and a wonderful season ahead!