this is one of those recipes that you will want to keep forever. hand-write it on an index card and pass down to your children.
chicken salad is one of those classic recipes, and i’m sure there are about 100+ variations out there. but this one is by far our favorite. it’s super simple and has a lot of flavor and crunch. it involves making a homemade dressing to hold it all together, but don’t worry, it’s super quick and so, so easy!
this is all you need to make the filling: shredded cooked chicken, red seedless grapes sliced in half, sliced celery, and slivered almonds. i just buy those linked ones via amazon prime a few days in advance. (aff links) easy, right?
and for the dressing, you’ll just need miracle whip, mayo, mrs. dash original seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. mix it all together. simple!
now just mix (here’s some awesome mixing bowls [aff link]) the filling with the dressing and give it a stir – and you’ve got the makings of a fabulous lunch or dinner that everyone will love!
the last thing you’ll need is something to hold it all in a sandwich – some nice bread, your favorite rolls, or my personal favorite – croissants!! if you have to pick just one, go with croissants. though, i have to tell you that since moving i have been unable to find a croissant that i like – the ones i got in canada came frozen in a box, defrosted for a few hours on my countertop and then baked in my own oven. they were the best croissants ever!!! oh, how i miss them. but in a pinch, you could go to your local bakery and maybe they’d have these little cuties:
cut your bread/roll/croissant in half, pile on some of this chicken salad, and voila! dinner (or lunch) is served. and your family will thank you. and you will be so happy that you made this fabulously easy and delicious recipe.
delicious and scrumptious and almost bite sized liks this picture…
chicken salad sandwiches
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
- 1 1/2 cups red
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup miracle whip
- 2/3 cup mayo
- 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- to make the filling, mix together in a large bowl the chicken, grapes, celery, and almonds.
- to make the dressing, whisk together in a small bowl the miracle whip, mayo, seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.
- add dressing to the filling and stir to combine.
- *if possible, refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving, adding the almonds just before serving.
- serve on top of your favorite bread, roll, or croissant. enjoy!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!!! My family can’t get enough of it!
Great summertime lunch! Looks so good!
I have to tell you I absolutely love this recipe!! I made it for the second time today. My fiance also loves it! We are both so busy and this is something I can throw together quickly. Love the seasoning also.
Awesome, Hilary! So glad you like it!!
how many servings does this make
4-6, depending on how much filling you want in your sandwich and how big the rolls are 🙂
Amy Norton says
Love the crunch of the celery!!!
I didn’t have any mayo and I went heavier on the seasonings, but either way this chicken salad is amazing!!! I had someone make this before and attempted it on my own but didn’t know how it was suppose to be seasoned. Now I’ve got it right and can devour this deliciousness like a fiend!
Glad you liked it Hillary! We LOVE it in our home!!
Hi Katie, can you please help me out? What is a subiitute for miracle whip & Mrs Dash Original seasoning? I live in Australia & we don’t have these ingredients. Would love to know. Looks great
Hi Reen! That’s a great question! I’ve never had to think about it before because these have always been available here. You could just use mayonnaise instead of miracle whip, or I know there are recipes out there for homemade miracle whip – just a quick google search will help you find one that you like if you decide to go that route. For Mrs. Dash seasoning, I came across this site: http://housewifehowtos.com/cook/recipe-make-your-own-mrs-dash-season-salt-and-old-bay/ – and the author of this blog made her own version. Hope that helps!
You can get miracle whip in Australia, however, do not use it as it does not taste the same as the American kind. I’m an American living in Australia and I took one taste of the miracle whip here and threw it in the trash. I would hate for someone to ruin a great recipe by using it. 🙂 I luckily I get the American kind shipped in.
What kind of chicken do you use? Boiled, canned, rotisserie?
Hi Jessica! You can use whatever kind of chicken you want. i usually bake mine, but i’ve done rotisserie before, too, and they’re both great!
Andrea Myers says
This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it! I do have a question though: I’d love to make this for a bridal shower I have coming up but am unsure how to increase the recipe’s ingredients. I need about 50 sandwiches. Thinking of using a rotiesserie chicken, this should be enough, but if you could suggest the amounts to increase the other ingredients I would really be grateful. Thank you!
Hi Andrea! I’ve never made these for that many people before! But I think it’s safe to say that if you just multiply all the ingredients by the same number it will turn out just as great 🙂 so this single recipe makes about 4-6 sandwiches for me, depending on how full i fill them and how big the rolls/croissants are. So you could multiply all the ingredients by 10-12 to get around 50 sandwiches?
The dressing she has in the recipe is great. Sometimes I enjoy something a little more fruity, especially in the summer. Try taking mayo, sugar, and some mandarine orange juice (from a can) and mix it together. I also mash up some of the oranges in the dressing as well. I don’t use measurements just do little by little until until the mixture resembles dressing. I usually make a pretty good sized batch, and I generally start with a cup of mayo and go from there. Also I mix in some canned pineapple juice with crushed pineapples when I have them. Again, moderation and frequent tasting is a must!
Thanks for sharing Rachel!
CAn I use greek yogurt to substitute the mayo and miracle whip?
I haven’t tried it, but I know that people use plain greek yogurt as a substitute for mayo.
Camilla Wang says
What type of bread did you use???? It looks so tasty.
I used rolls from a local bakery, but my absolute favorite to use for these sandwiches are croissants!
I really loved Arby’s chicken salad sandwiches but, sadly, they have discontinued them. This recipe sounds like what they made. I’m going to make this recipe to satisfy my craving!
I hope it works just like what you’re wanting. 🙂
OMG! 5 stars! These look totally scrumptious! I believe all the ingredients go really good together. I’ve just bookmarked the page. I’m planning to make these sandwiches for our next friend’s gathering.
I just wanna say a big thank you for all of your recipes, tips, and tricks. I always end up drooling whenever I come to your page. Keep up the good work! <3