Two chicken salad sandwiches on a grey tray on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Rotisserie chicken makes it easy to put together a delicious chicken salad. Place it on a croissant roll for a chicken salad sandwich.

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Chicken salad is a perfect light meal that’s so easy to make. You can turn it into sandwiches, like we always do, for an on-the-go lunch.

This recipe comes from my Aunt Shawn. She makes it often, sometimes in huge batches. My mom hosts weekend scrapbooking events and my aunt will make enough Chicken Salad Sandwiches to feed everyone there.

You can customize the chicken salad by adding or eliminating some of the add-ins. For example, Aunt Shawn always adds sliced red grapes and I prefer it without. When she makes the large batches, I just pick mine out. When I make it myself, I don’t add them in. I love meals that can be customized. We all get what we want!

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie or chicken breast)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 4 croissant rolls
Chicken salad sandwich ingredients in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

In a medium mixing bowl, mix the shredded chicken with the green onions, mayonnaise, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to 1 day ahead.

Chicken salad mixture in a stainless steel bowl next to croissant rolls on a wooden surface

Slice the croissant rolls in half horizontally.

Sliced croissant rolls on a wooden surface

Scoop about 1/4 of the chicken salad onto the bottom of each croissant.

Chicken salad on croissant rolls on a wooden surface

Place the top on the croissant and serve immediately.

Two chicken salad sandwiches on a grey tray on a wooden surface (vertical)

Add-Ins

  • Red Grapes
  • Walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Diced onion
  • Dill
  • Chopped Celery
  • Almonds

Leftovers

Store the leftover chicken salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. You want this separate from the bread. When you’re ready to serve, assemble your chicken salad sandwiches.

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 17, 2021

Two chicken salad sandwiches on a grey tray on a wooden surface

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Rotisserie chicken makes it quick and easy to put together delicious chicken salad. Place it on a croissant roll for a perfect lunch.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
chicken salad
|
sandwich
Dietary Needs:
Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Servings: 4 sandwiches
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie or chicken breast)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 4 croissant rolls

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the shredded chicken with the green onions, mayonnaise, and pepper
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to 1 day ahead
  • Slice the croissant rolls in half horizontally
  • Scoop about 1/4 of the chicken salad onto the bottom of each croissant
  • Place the top on the croissant and serve immediately

Notes

Add-Ins:
  • Red Grapes
  • Walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Diced Onion
  • Dill
  • Chopped Celery
  • Almonds
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 850 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 728mg30%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 583IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken Salad Sandwich FAQs

Is chicken salad keto?

If you were to make the chicken salad without the bread, it would likely fall under the category of keto. But the bread to make it into a sandwich puts it out of that classification.

Can chicken salad be frozen?

While it can be frozen, I wouldn’t suggest it. The mayonnaise will start to separate and it will change the texture of the overall dish.

Should a chicken salad sandwich be eaten hot or cold?

Either one is good, but I prefer it cold.

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