Chicken Salad Kids Cooking Party

Try these chicken salad croissants for a fun chicken salad kids cooking party. You can use a hard roll, toasted French bread or pita bread in place of a croissant.
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For this kids cooking party, you will want to write down the chicken salad recipe below. Create one for each child that will be at the party.  This will give them each a chance to follow the recipe while they are preparing the menu. It is also a good idea to include an extra one for them to take home, one that won't get messy. They can impress their own family with what they learned at the  party.

It is also a good idea to write the menu on a sheet of paper hung on the wall or chalkboard. You can even make this look like a restaurant menu.

Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask friends or family if you can borrow some items for a chicken salad kids cooking party.

Items Needed for a Chicken Salad Kids Cooking Party:

  • Bowls for each child
  • Spoons- one for each child for mixing and a few extras if needed
  • 1 set of teaspoons
  • 1 set of tablespoons
  • 1 set of cups
  • Actual recipe ingredients
  • Paper plates, cups and eating utensils

Chicken Salad Kids Cooking Planning To Do List:

Two weeks ahead:
  • Send out invitations
  • Order/sew/buy aprons or chef hats

  • One week ahead:
  • Make your shopping list for the party
  • Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
  • Prepare chef hats ahead of time

  • Several days ahead:
  • Put your goody bags together
  • Get a final number of how many children are coming to the party

  • Day before:
  • Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items
  • Prepare party cake if you are having one
  • Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic tablecloth or white butcher paper.

  • Morning of party:
  • Set up table with kitchen items
  • Cook chicken and shred or cut into cubes
  • Chop celery and pickles
  • Boil eggs

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Chicken Salad Recipe

This recipe is enough for about 6 sandwiches double the recipe if needed. The children will be mixing their own ingredients in their own bowl so they will be able to add and choose as they will. It is a good idea to have extra on hand if needed for this kids cooking activity.croissant
  • 3-4 cups chicken cooked and shredded or cubed
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 hard boiled eggs or one for each child
  • 1 cup chopped pickles
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • raisins, optional
  • Croissants one for each child or make cream puffs below
Cook chicken ahead of time so it will be ready for the party. If you have an older group of kids who can cut or chop with sharp knives you can allow them to cut cooked chicken, celery and pickles with supervision. If they are too young or you would like to do this step yourself prepare this ahead of time.

Give each child a bowl. Have each child add about ¼ -1/2 cup of chicken to their bowl, ¼ cup celery, a handful of almonds and a spoonful or however much they would like of pickles. Stir ingredients together. Let children peel eggs and chop them with a non sharp knife. Add to your chicken mixture. Have each child add a spoonful of mayonnaise and ¼ teaspoon lemon juice. Stir in raisins if using. Sprinkle with salt and cheese. Mix well to combine. Spread chicken mixture on their croissant and they can enjoy or save until eating time.

Here are more chicken salad recipes if you'd like to try another recipe.

Cream Puffs

Make homemade Cream puffs to put your chicken salad in.
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
In saucepan add butter, water and salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Add flour and continue to stir. Mixture will thicken and get harder to stir and form a ball.

Take off stove and cool slightly. Crack and add eggs one at a time, stirring egg into dough ball before adding another egg. With a spoon, drop on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes until golden brown.

Allow to cool. When cooled off, slice off tops and take out inside dough of cream puff. Fill holes with chicken salad. Add sliced top over chicken salad and serve. Makes about 10-12 puffs, depending on size.

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