Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Everybody likes to do Chicken Salad differently because we all have our preferred tastes. My chicken salad is not far off from my tuna salad – I always use pickle, onion, celery. For chicken seasoning, tarragon and pepper are simple, but sometimes I like to add a bit of dried dill weed.

Based on a recipe from the DASH eating plan, we use our fresh veggies & favorite seasonings, canned chicken and just 3 T of mayo.

If you’re using fresh chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken, you might want to use a bit more moisture, and replace some of the Mayo with yogurt or sour cream.

I normally like to use lots of parsley and pepper, and usually use 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice. But here’s my mix list:

  • large can of chicken
  • mayo
  • lemon juice
  • onion & garlic powder
  • red onion, pickle and celery
  • pepper, parsley & tarragon


You could use more fruits and nuts in your chicken salad if that’s your thing:

  • diced apple
  • halved grapes
  • dried cranberries
  • slivered almonds
  • green onions
  • Dijon mustard

As with my canned tuna, I always check for bones first by flaking the chicken with a fork.

Then, just mix the ingredients together until well-blended.

Make sure you build a good and healthy chicken salad sandwich with more greens & veggies on whole grain bread. Or put it in a wrap.

This one has green leaf lettuce & cucumber, but I prefer tomato and lettuce.

I like my grapes on the side.

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

This classic chicken salad sandwich is perfect for picnics. Top with tomato & lettuce and you have a real deli-style sandwich.
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 401kcal
Cost: $6


  • 1 12-oz can of chunk chicken breast
  • 1 celery rib diced
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • 1 kosher dill pickle diced
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 3 T Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil
  • ½ t onion powder
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • ½ t black pepper
  • 1 t tarragon
  • 1 T parsley


  • Combine all ingredients. Mix well, and serve on whole grain bread with lettuce.


Note that the total calories (401) include the two slices of Health Nut bread and no other sandwich toppings besides the chicken salad.
These Nutrition Facts do not include nutrition values from the Health Nut bread, or any other sandwich toppings.
Chicken Salad Nutrition Label

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