Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Almond Chicken Panini Croissants

Our Laurissa is back from teaching in Kazakhstan, and our Caleb is off on a missions trip to Alaska for three weeks! It has been quite the adjustment! Not the "typical" summer we are used to having...

Everybody who reads this blog knows by now that we celebrate a lot with food and Laurissa's dinner back was no exception. Since she is still adjusting to the time change, I kept the dinner simple. She loves chicken salad and this is a quick recipe to put together for a special but easy lunch or dinner...especially when there is MOUNDS of laundry, errands to run, forms to be notarized, phone calls to be made, birthday cards to be written, coloring contests to enter, and BATCHES of Cracker Jacks {4th of July tradition} to be made for one very special OPA! WHEW!

Chicken Panini Croissants
Lisa Pearson

6 boiled chicken breasts, boiled, cooled and diced

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 1/4 cup Best Foods Light Mayonnaise {I know. :) LIGHT MAYO!}

1 cup almonds, finely chopped {I was in a rush and did not do a good job at all!}

1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

A twist of freshly ground pepper!


*Mix all ingredients together. You may want to add a bit more mayo.

*Slice croissants and spread with chicken filling.

*Grill on a panini grill or any other kind of kitchen grill. We have even wrapped them in foil and grilled them on low on the bbq! DO NOT BURN!

On the menu last night:


canned peaches from OMA

homegrown romaine in a Caesar Salad with freshly made dressing {anchovies and all!}

almond chicken panini croissants

ice cream and brownies with friends and NANA and POPPI

Happy Tuesday to YOU!

Shared with: tidy mom, comfy in the kitchen


  1. Lisa,
    Yum! I've never used croissants in our Panini Press, I love the sound of it!!
    That ceasar salad looks awesome....
    I want to come for dinner!

  2. Hi Lisa, Congrats on having her home. Since I am a new reader, I didn't realize she was in Kazakstan. We had a people from our church ministering there in Almaty and Kish Lorda (sp). I met a young Kazak nanny in our neighborhood from that exact town! Small world. I'm having her over for coffee next week.
    I must get a panini grill. Maybe I can add that to my Christmas list!
    It seems the trend is to simplify and purge from extra kitchen gadgets, but I think a panini grill would be great. By the way... Where did you find that Twinkie shaped pan? Paula Romer
    Paula Romer

  3. Rene...Thank YOU...please do come! We have lots to catch up on! Hope all is well for you!

    Paula...Thank you! It is a small world!
    I am all for keeping clutter at bay, but if I can purchase something that is multi-functional or that will save us $$$ in the long-run, we will save for it. Panini sandwiches are spendy and this one has reversible plates on we can use it for other things! It has been worth the initial investment. We bought it at COSTCO.

    The twinkie pan is from DEMARLE and I think it was sold as an ECLAIR pan. It was spendy, but I use it for everything! Focaccia finger sandwiches, suzy q's, cornbread sticks, lemonade sticks for picnic water bottles, ice cream cakes and on and on!

    Thank you for the e-mail! The cake is beautiful!

    Love to both of you!

  4. Mmmm, that looks insanely tasty!

  5. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my cheddar bacon breakfast muffins. :) Your croissants look, well, amazing! So does that freshly picked salad. Blessings, ~Lisa