Sunday Dinner: Chicken Salad Sandwich Dinner for 10

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How to make dinner for a crowd that everyone will love. I served this meal for 10 people One the menu: Chicken salad on croissants, funeral potatoes, green salad, and fruit!

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chicken salad dinner with salad potatoes and fruit

Sunday nights we invite my adult kids, and anyone else who needs a meal, to our house for dinner. (check out my list of big group dinners here).

This week, I was able to prepare most of this meal on Saturday, which was great for keeping the kitchen clean on Sunday!

What I served with Chicken Salad Croissants

With this meal, I served:

  • Chicken salad sandwiches
  • Green salad
  • Funeral Potatoes
  • Fruit (specifically grapes)

Shopping for dinner for 10 people

The hardest part of feeding a crowd is knowing how many groceries and ingredients to buy. Here’s how I shopped for this meal:

  • 1 dozen Costco Croissants.
  • One large package of Chicken thighs (3 lbs) I calculated this assuming each person will eat 4 ounces of meat) You can also use chicken breasts, and I actually think breasts taste better in chicken salad. You’d still want 3lbs.
  • 1 jar Mayonnaise
  • 4-5 stalks celery
  • Lettuce and tomatoes for people who want to add this to their chicken salad sandwich (Not much!)
  • 1 lb grapes (for the chicken salad and on the side)
  • Two bags of green salad from Costco (we keep getting the Kale salad because everyone seems to like this.) One bag has 8 cups/servings, and I try to get 1 cup of salad per person.
  • Enough potatoes, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and sour cream for one 9X13 pan of funeral potatoes.
  • and I topped it all off with some chocolate chips to make cookies again. (I used this recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and I will NEVER try another recipe again! They were absolutely perfect!

To prep the day before.

I love that I could get this whole thing ready the day before. It makes the day of the dinner relaxed and enjoyable- plus all the dishes could be cleaned before the overload of dinner dishes.

  • So, I made the ENTIRE chicken salad. This is best the next day anyway as it can chill in the fridge overnight.
  • I prepped the funeral potatoes, without cooking them, and kept it in the fridge overnight.
  • And I made the chocolate chip cookies.

To finish just before dinner

  • Just before dinner, slice the croissants in half if they didn’t come that way (Costco’s does not).
  • Bake the funeral potatoes in the oven. This takes at least 1 hour, especially from straight out of the fridge. So, make sure you start this on time.
  • Mix the salad.
  • Wash the rest of the fruit and put in a bowl.

Tips for making it weight loss friendly

You can absolutely make delicious food for your family, and stay on your diet! The way I modified this meal to fit my current weight loss goals, is

  • Put the chicken salad on lettuce instead of the croissant. (147 calories, 18 g protein, 9 g carbs, 5 g fat)
  • I added two slices of tomato
  • I skipped the funeral potatoes.
  • I had a generous helping of green salad (per cup 160 calories, 3 g protein, 17 g carbs, and 10 g fat)
  • And ate some grapes. (30 calories, 0 protein, 10 g carbs, 0 fat)

For a grand total of 337 calories, 21 g protein, 36 g carbs, and 15 g fat.

Chicken salad dinner for a crowd (Custom)

Dinner for a crowd chicken salad sandwiches with potatoes fruit and green salad

Chicken Salad Sandwiches Dinner for 10

Feeding a group of 10 people, here's how to scale your menu! Chicken salad croissant sandwiches, funeral potatoes, Kale salad, and fruit.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: Chicken salad sandwiches dinner
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 people
Calories:
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

Funeral Potatoes

Green Salad

  • 10 cups green salad

Fruit

  • 1 lbs grapes

The BEST chocolate chip cookies

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Then, you’re ready to eat! Honestly, this meal takes less time in the kitchen than you would think. It’s quick, easy, and everyone loves it!

Chicken salad dinner for a crowd (Custom)
Dinner for a crowd chicken salad sandwiches with potatoes fruit and green salad

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