Chicken Salad Puffs

These chicken salad puffs are one of my favorite potluck dishes. It can be made ahead of time, and it’s always a party pleaser.

This is one of my favorite potluck dishes. It can be made ahead of time, and it’s always a party pleaser. If I’m hosting a luncheon, I make chicken salad on homemade croissants, but for potlucks, I like to go mini.

puff pastry cut into squares

The secret to this appetizer is using Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. They give you the same buttery, flaky goodness of croissants, but in much less time.

You don’t have to roll the dough at all. Just unwrap it, unfold it and cut it along the fold lines. Then, cut each strip in half horizontally, and then cut it into 12 squares.

puff pastry squares

After these puff up in the oven, split then in half horizontally and scoop in some yummy chicken salad.

chicken salad in bowl

I grilled my chicken today, but you can also bake it or boil it. Or if you’re in a real hurry, you can buy pre-cooked chicken, or even use a rotisserie chicken.

Just mix the cooked chicken with celery, grapes, onion, mayo and some salt and Cajun seasoning. 

chicken salad between puff pastry

Then, start building your mini sandwiches. I like to secure them with a little decorative toothpick, especially, if I’m taking these to a party. It helps them hold together better. 

If you want, you can make these chicken salad puffs 1-2 days ahead of time. Pre-bake the pastry and store it in a zip-top bag. Make the chicken salad and store it in the fridge. 

Then, assemble just before it’s time to serve them. Check out  my other appetizer recipes

Chicken Salad Puffs
4.80 from 20 votes

Chicken Salad Puffs

These chicken salad puffs are one of my favorite potluck dishes. It can be made ahead of time, and it’s always a party pleaser.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 36 Puffs

Ingredients 

  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp onion, minced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning

Instructions 

  • Unfold the pastry sheet. With a pizza slicer, cut the sheets along the fold lines into 3 strips. Cut each strip in half horizontally. Then, cut the strips to make 12 squares. One pastry sheet will yield 36 squares.
  • Place on a silpat-lined baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400F degrees for 12-14 minutes. Once cooled, cut each square in half horizontally.
  • Season 3 chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill. Allow to cool and chop.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, celery, grapes, onion, mayo, salt and Tony’s.
  • Spoon chicken salad onto the bottom half of the cooked pastry squares and assemble to make a sandwich.
  • Secure with a fancy toothpick and arrange on a platter.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.


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    1. If you want, you can make these chicken salad puffs 1-2 days ahead of time. Pre-bake the pastry and store it in a zip-top bag. Make the chicken salad and store it in the fridge. Then, assemble just before it’s time to for the party. If you assemble them too early, the pastry will get soggy.