Thursday, February 28, 2013

Smokey Chipotle Chicken Salad Melt


If I have not mentioned it to you, I love my smoker! I love my smoker so much, I am capable of smoking pretty much anything.

Well, almost anything. I have yet to try to smoke snacks like cupcakes and cookies, but hey, you never know, I might just give it a try one day.

I decided today to smoke a whole bunch of chickens, all parts, and create a few new dishes for lunch and dinner, maybe even breakfast. 

For my Smokey Chipotle Chicken Salad Melt, I decided to pull the chicken, instead of chopping it.

Purchase some high quality all-buttered croissants or use your favorite bread.

The chicken salad goes together in a matter of minutes, allow it to chill about 30 minutes in the refrigerator if you can wait that long, then assemble the sandwiches.

If you want you can eat the sandwich just like this, it does not have to be melted.

But for baby girl, she loves melted, cheesy, hot sandwiches, so here we go. OMG, look at that cheese crust in the top right corner.

See what happens when you decide to turn a regular sandwich into a melted one, pure goodness!

I don't allow baby girl to drink much soda, but today with this sandwich, I decided to allow her choose a special drink, she chose Mexican Cola in the bottle and I went with my favorite Jones Soda.

Let's Eat!

Smokey Chipotle Chicken Salad Melt

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches


4 all butter croissants
3 c. pulled smoked chicken or roasted chicken, skin removed
1 c. Hellmann's mayonnaise
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 red onion, minced
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
4 stalks green onions, sliced
1 chipotle pepper, minced
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. creole seasoning
sliced cheese


In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix well. Allow to chill for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

In a skillet add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil or butter over medium heat, assemble sandwiches by slicing croissants in half. Place sandwiches in pan and toast for about 1-2 minutes per side.


  1. Nice blog. Subscribed! :)


  2. How do you think it would taste if I substituted Greek yougurt for the Mayo?? Trying to eat healthy. :)

    1. Oh Greek yogurt would work for sure. I love Greek yogurt I use it instead of sour cream all the time. It would work for sure.


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I must confess I love great food. I decided to create The Creole Contessa blog after cooking and eating a great meal with my family Big Goo the hubby of almost twenty years and my lil’ Contessa Summer aka “Baby Girl." I told Big Goo and Baby Girl, it is just not fair to not share these great recipes with the world; and the Creole Contessa blog was born.

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