Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

A quick and simple chicken salad sandwich recipe is a must serve for casual meals! Whether it’s for the perfect picnic treat, a day-off snack, or a refreshing bite. The best thing about this sandwich recipe is that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare and then you can serve it for days. It’s the perfect easy recipe that you can make last-minute!

There are many ways to enjoy this chicken salad sandwich spread. For example, you can use it as a filling for your salad wrap like in our  Grilled Chicken Wrap Recipe. You can also sprinkle over a vinaigrette and serve it as a salad like in this Warm Chicken Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe. Still, nothing beats a classic chicken salad sandwich like this one. Our chicken salad sandwich is a family favorite with a home-style spread that takes you home. You can enjoy tender chicken strips in rich, creamy mayo mixture with crispy greens.

Tasty and quick to make, you can also use leftover chicken or turkey to make this hearty sandwich. Because of this, this chicken salad sandwich recipe is a real time-saver that’s great to make on busy days or casual lunches. Want to switch it up? You can also add more ingredients to enhance the flavor of your dressing. Since you can easily adjust the ingredients, you can be adventurous! Explore the endless choices of toppings that go with our sweet and creamy dressing. Quickly whip up this filling and refreshing chicken salad sandwich and make more with your family and friends!

How To Make Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Make this quick and simple recipe and perk up your day with a delicious and healthy chicken salad sandwich with soft and tender chicken strips in savory and creamy mayo dressing and some added greens.

For Chicken:

  • 3 cups chicken (cooked shredded/chopped, or 2½ lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts)
  • Olive oil (if using uncooked chicken)

For Chicken Salad:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup celery (chopped)
  • ⅓ cup green onions (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Chicken

  1. If using uncooked chicken, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. If you’re using cooked chicken for this recipe, proceed to mixing the ingredients.

  2. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  3. Place your chicken on a baking sheet then bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of your meat reaches 165 degrees F. Chop or shred your cooked chicken.

Chicken Salad

  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour lemon juice over your cooked chicken pieces. Add in the green onions, celery, mayonnaise, and mustard.

  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve your chicken salad in a sandwich with your bread of choice.

Tip: You can make a healthier chicken salad sandwich by using lettuce wraps instead of bread and finishing your chicken salad with vinaigrette. You can also use fat-free mayonnaise.

 

How To Make Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Make this quick and simple recipe and perk up your day with a delicious and healthy chicken salad sandwich with soft and tender chicken strips in savory and creamy mayo dressing and some added greens.

Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

For Chicken:

  • 3 cups chicken cooked shredded/chopped, or 2½ lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil if using uncooked chicken

For Chicken Salad:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • cup green onions chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Chicken

  1. If using uncooked chicken, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. If you’re using cooked chicken for this recipe, proceed to mixing the ingredients.

  2. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  3. Place your chicken on a baking sheet then bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of your meat reaches 165 degrees F. Chop or shred your cooked chicken.

Chicken Salad

  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour lemon juice over your cooked chicken pieces. Add in the green onions, celery, mayonnaise, and mustard.

  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve your chicken salad in a sandwich with your bread of choice.

Recipe Notes

Tip: You can make a healthier chicken salad sandwich by using lettuce wraps instead of bread and finishing your chicken salad with vinaigrette. You can also use fat-free mayonnaise.

 

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 16mg
  • Calories: 284kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Fat: 27g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 133mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 232mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 215IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How do I make my chicken salad sandwich in advance?

Chicken salad sandwich is best served immediately after whipping up your spread and after being chilled in the fridge for 4 to 6 hours! But if you want to make the chicken and dressing beforehand you can make it days in advance, just be sure to store it in the fridge right away if you’re not using it. This way the chicken salad’s flavors get a chance to further blend, deepen, and enhance.

What other ingredients can I add to my chicken salad?

For a more filling sandwich, you can add your chicken salad spread over crispy bacon strips, tomatoes, and lettuce. Adding in sliced avocados, sprouts and cucumber also make a healthier and tastier chicken salad sandwich. Feel free to add different flavors to your salad by mixing in cranberries, apple slices, nuts, and herbs like oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Many ingredients go well with our chicken salad spread so go ahead and make this chicken salad your own!

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Conclusion

Whether you're looking for a last-minute light lunch or snack to prepare or serving a show-stealing refreshing sandwich for your next party or family gathering, this chicken salad sandwich is the way to go! In just 15 minutes you already have a hearty sandwich with a spread packed with healthy chicken strips and tasty creamy mayo and naturally flavored with veggies. It’s your next go-to healthy sandwich that’s perfect for sharing!

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