Finally! A Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe that is loaded with flavor and perfect textures! This chicken salad features crisp red grapes, celery, salted cashews, and a blend of seasonings to elevate the flavor in this delicious sandwich!

Chicken Salad Sandwich with leafy green lettuce on a croissant.

I hate to brag, but… this is the best chicken salad! It’s the truth.

I’ve had chicken salad from Costco, and it’s ok, nothing spectacular by any means.

The trick with chicken salad is this, you must season appropriately. This recipe has the perfect blend of seasonings. I use (and love) Mrs. Dash Seasoning and celery salt.

The last word you’ll think of when eating these chicken salad sandwiches is “bland.”

Grapes, celery, cashews, mayo, and chicken in a glass bowl.

How do you make chicken salad?

Place the shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken, boiled chicken, bottled chicken) in a large bowl.

Add the fresh grapes, chopped celery, cashews, mayo, and the seasoning to the bowl of shredded chicken.

Mix all of the ingredients together.

Place the chicken salad mixture on homemade rolls, croissants, or slices of bread. Add fresh lettuce to your sandwich, if that’s what you prefer. Personally, I like a basic chicken salad sandwich. ?

Chicken salad sandwich on a croissant, sitting on a white plate with red grapes and celery in the foreground and background.

The beautiful thing about this recipe is you don’t have to follow it exactly.

If you want more grapes, add more grapes. If you want more cashews, add more cashews. You do you.

However, I suggest you add the seasonings. I love Mrs. Dash seasoning, so I always add that. To add another punch of flavor into these chicken salad sandwiches, I add celery salt.

It elevates the celery flavor, which I LOVE! Try it. I think you’ll love it too!!

A croissant stuffed with chicken salad recipe and leafy green lettuce, sitting on a wooden cutting board.

I don’t always have beautiful croissants on hand so I usually add the chicken salad mixture to a roll or a regular slice of bread. It’s delicious no matter what you serve it on!

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Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches with lettuce.
5 from 2 votes
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 804mg 34%
Potassium 351mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 10.3%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings: 8 servings
Chicken Salad Sandwich

A delicious chicken salad filled with celery, grapes, and cashews.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Calories: 618 kcal
  • 3 cups chicken, cooked and shredded about 16 oz
  • 1 1/8 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped (I do a heaping 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups grapes, cut in half
  • 2/3 cup cashews, roughly chopped (I like a lot of cashews so I'll do a heaping 2/3 cup, or even 1 cup)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8-10 rolls or croissants*
  1. In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, mayo, celery, grapes, cashews, Mrs. Dash seasoning, celery salt, and salt. Stir to combine. 

  2. Cut rolls or croissants in half length wise, and fill each roll with the chicken salad filling. Add lettuce to the sandwich if you desire. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*If using rolls, you'll get a lot more than 8 sandwiches. 


Recipe Source: Salt & Baker

All images & text © Salt & Baker
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad sandwich recipe, chicken sandwich recipe, how to make a chicken salad sandwich
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