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Best Picnic Basket Recipes

Best Picnic Basket Recipes

It’s time for us to reveal our Supper Club Menu for our Summer Picnic.

Here are the Best Picnic Basket Recipes for a fun and relaxing summer picnic. I’m sharing a refreshing Rotisserie Chicken Salad served in a toasty croissant.

My Supper Club Friends are all sharing their best Picnic Basket Recipes as well. If you are joining me from Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms, you have already seen her delicious cucumber sandwiches. Thanks for joining me. Be sure to check out all the other recipes as well.

Picnic Basket Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Do you like rotisserie chicken? Using a precooked chicken in the salad really helps to cut down on the time. Plus, it’s super easy when you have an extra set of hands in the kitchen.

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Simple Recipes Ingredients

This is really such a simple recipe to make. You do want to shred your chicken into small pieces. Then chop your onion, celery and pecans finely. Lastly, wash and halve your seedless grapes.

Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir together until all ingredients are well coated in the mayonnaise mixture.

I also have a delicious Hot Chicken Salad Recipe and it goes wonderfully with this Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

Fill your Picnic Basket

This delicious recipe is perfect alone but for our picnic I filled some flakey croissants and added them to our picnic basket.

I crinkled some parchment paper to cover the croissants and keep them fresh.

Refreshing Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Easy, simple recipe great on a croissant.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 157kcal
Cost: 10.00


  • 2 cups Rotisserie Chicken Breast Shredded and Skin Discarded
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ tbsp Spicy Mustard
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Salt
  • ½ cup Celery chopped fine
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans
  • ½ cup Onion chopped fine
  • ½ cup Seedless Grapes Halved
  • ¼ tsp Dill Weed


  • Remove Skin & Shred Rotisserie Chicken
  • Chop onion, celery, pecans
  • Halve grapes
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Cover and chill


Serve with fruit or on a flakey croissant. 
Option:  You can cook or roast your own chicken breast.
Recipe is easy to double.  

Perfect for a summer picnic by the pool. You can see the full Picnic Table Setting Ideas here.

More Delicious Goodies to Fill your Picnic Basket

Next up from Midwest Life and Style, we have Jen’s Creamy Broccoli Salad. YUM.

You are going to love Simply 2 Mom’s No Bake Lemon Bars in a Jar. Perfect for a picnic.

Michele at Vintage Home Design is sharing this yummy Citrus & Rosemary Cocktail.

Stacy at Bricks N Blooms – Delicious Cucumber Sandwich appetizers

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Recipe Rating

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 8th of August 2021

This looks amazing Rachel! And the croissant pretty much sealed the deal!

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Yes, I love them too.


Thursday 5th of August 2021

Chicken salad is a favorite and so versatile in ingredients. I'm going to try this one, sounds yummy.

Friday 6th of August 2021

Linda It's a new to me recipe and it was delicious. Hope you try it.


Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Rachel this looks amazing! I love chicken salad so I'm super excited to try this recipe. We're able to enjoy picnics well into October so I'm sure this is going to become a staple in our picnic basket. Hugs and thank you for the recipe, CoCo

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

CoCo, Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing how you like it.

Michele Howell

Saturday 31st of July 2021

This sounds so good! I love chicken salad and can’t wait toy try your recipe.

I never think to serve them on croissants, so I’m definitely doing that too.

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Michele, Thanks so much for your sweet compliments.


Saturday 31st of July 2021

Oh, yum! Chicken salad is one of my absolute favorites, but I always manage to forget about it. I will be making this ASAP when we get home from vacation. Thanks for sharing!

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Jen, I hope you like it.