The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is the BEST Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe around Serve on your favorite bread and enjoy this delicious chicken salad.

The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

Who doesn’t like a good Chicken Salad Sandwich on their favorite bread? I remember my mom making me chicken salad sandwiches when I was young to take to school. for my lunches

Chicken salad has been around longer than I have but this is not your typical chicken salad. I experimented with different ingredients and with the help of my royal tasters, I came up with this variation to the classic chicken salad.

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This chicken salad is so good that my wife put a scoop of it over a bed of lettuce. This was how she could enjoy this delicious chicken salad without the bread!

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

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Personally, I like my chicken salad on a nice hoagie roll but I also like it placed between two pieces of toasted Texas Toast. Sometimes I add a little lettuce & cheese but this salad is so good on its own that I often eat it as-is.

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

Bacon Grease Tip

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, Celery Stalks, Fresh Dill, Red Grapes, Apples, Cranberries, Green Onions, Lemon Juice, Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard, Greek Yogurt, Almonds, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Salt & Pepper.

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Serve on your favorite sandwich bread.

Printable Recipe Card

The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is the BEST Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe around Serve on your favorite bread and enjoy this delicious chicken salad.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 451 kcal


  • Bowl for Mixing


  • 4 Cups Chicken Breasts, Cooked & Cubed
  • 1 ½ Cups Celery Stick, Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Dill Weed
  • 1 Cup Red Grapes, Seedless & Chopped
  • Cup Apple, Diced
  • Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Green Onions, Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Almonds, Chopped
  • 1 ½ Cups Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
  • Salt and Pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined.
  • Serve on your favorite sandwich bread.


→ If you or anyone consuming this recipe has a nut allergy, please take the appropriate precautions.
→ Contrary to popular belief, a whole head of celery is called a stalk and a single “stick” from the stalk is called a rib. Since most call a rib of celery “stalk”, I use the term Celery Stick to try and avoid any confusion.


Calories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 24gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 468mgPotassium: 540mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 500IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 211mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Cassy says:

    This is the best chicken salad sandwich I have ever had. Loved it.