Caesar Chicken Salad Croissants

For these Caesar Chicken Salad Croissants I let my good friend the slow cooker do most of the work.  Who wants to put much effort in these days anyway?  The kids are out of school, demanding snacks on the hour and it’s too hot to cook!  We’ve been eating outdoors most nights unless the wasps come by in swarms and packing picnics whenever possible on the weekends.  Our town has revamped our spray park so now we just head on down with our picnic blanket, food in tow and call it a day!

Using a slow cooker almost seems like a cold weather thing but what a perfect way to avoid heating up the house.  Mine cooks chicken breasts to pull apart tender in about four hours but just adjust the cooking time accordingly.  Once the chicken is completely cold I add some thinly sliced celery for a nice crunch and stir in Litehouse Caesar dressing.  In my opinion this is the only Caesar dressing you’ll ever need in your life.  It’s perfectly thick and full of garlic and parmesan cheese.

This recipe is great to make ahead of time and bring with you in containers.  I typically assemble sandwiches right at the picnic when they’re this easy.  If anyone in your group is eating low carb, simply wrap the chicken salad with a large leaf of lettuce instead.  Using 1 kg of chicken will leave you with plenty of leftover shredded chicken.  It’s ideal to freeze in smaller portions for meals like quesadillas, tacos or to add into soup.

Caesar Chicken Salad Croissants

Serves 4 | Finish in 4 hours, 10 minutes
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Let your slow cooker do all the work and enjoy a Summer picnic with the family!

Ingredients

1 kg boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup Litehouse Caesar dressing

1 celery rib, thinly sliced

Romaine lettuce

4 croissants

Directions

Add the chicken breasts to your slow cooker and place on low for 4 hours.  Once cooking is complete, let cool slightly and pull apart using two forks.  Refrigerate until completely cold.

Toss two cups of the shredded chicken with the celery and dressing.  Top each croissant with lettuce and the Caesar chicken mixture.  Add some parmesan cheese if desired and serve.  Reserve the remaining shredded chicken for another use.   


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