Best Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These are THE BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches, hands down! Definitely a crowd favorite!

This is the BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches out there! Not to mention, they are so insanely easy to make that you can whip them up in less than 15 minutes!

You're going to LOVE these Best Chicken Salad Sandwiches! But whatever you do, don't skip the grapes... it's a game changer!pinterestThese Chicken Salad Sandwiches are filled to the brim with sweet grapes, crunchy celery and sliced almonds, with a creamy dressing that’s to die for.

The key to the BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches is in the filling and dressing.

Ingredients Needed:

There are a lot of ways to make chicken salad, but these simple ingredients are my absolute favorite and have proven to be delicious time and time again.

  • Rotisserie Chicken – I love the convenience of just pulling chicken off the bones of a rotisserie chicken, but you can also use my Crockpot Shredded Chicken!
  • Sliced Celery – celery gives it a nice crunch and balanced flavor. If you’re not a fan, you can leave it out or swap with diced cucumbers.
  • Sliced Almonds – try toasted sliced almonds for an extra depth of flavor. You can also use walnuts or pecans instead.
  • Red Grapes – my absolute favorite ingredient are firm red grapes. It gives the salad a juicy pop. You can use dried cranberries instead if you’re not a fan of grapes.

How To Quickly Make:

  • Start by combining pulled rotisserie chicken, sliced celery, sliced almonds and halved red grapes in a large bowl
  • Whisk up my creamy chicken salad dressing and stir to combine.
  • Place the chicken salad on top of a bed of lettuce in a buttery croissant and enjoy!

Simple Chicken Salad Recipe ingredients

Can I Use Miracle Whip Instead of Mayo?

Yes, you can definitely swap out the mayo for miracle whip if that’s your preferred taste. I like the flavor of mayo best with this dressing because it isn’t as sweet.

Super simple Chicken Salad Dressing ingredients

The dressing is a combination of mayo and plain greek yogurt with a splash of fresh lemon juice. Season it up with some garlic powder and a little salt and pepper.

So simple, yet SO AMAZING.

What Can I Use instead of Greek Yogurt?

If you simply cannot stand greek yogurt or don’t have any on hand, you can use sour cream in it’s place.

Place your chicken salad recipe on a buttery croissant for a delicious lunch or easy dinner.

Toss the filling with the dressing and place it on top of a fluffy and buttery croissant.

You can find fresh croissants in the bakery section of your grocery store. Mine sells a 4 pack of giant croissants for like $5! If you can’t find croissants, you’ll want to use a nice and soft bread or roll instead.

Tips & Recipe Variations:

  • Mix in diced avocado
  • Swap out the almonds for pecans
  • Skip the croissants and pile the chicken salad on top of a bed of greens
  • Swap out the celery for diced cucumbers

These are THE BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches, hands down! Definitely a crowd favorite!


Trust me, one bite of this sandwich and you’ll see why they are the best!

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Best Chicken Salad Sandwiches

BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches are seriously the best out there! Not to mention, they are so insanely easy to make that you can whip them up in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 492 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup firm red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the Sandwich:

  • 6 large croissants
  • green leaf lettuce


  • Combine the chicken, celery, grapes and almonds in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dressing until smooth. Pour the dressing into the bowl with the chicken and stir to coat.
  • To serve the sandwich, cut the croissants in half and place a leaf of lettuce on the bottom half. Top with the chicken salad mixture and place the top half of the croissant on top. Enjoy!
Keep the chicken salad covered tightly in the fridge until ready to serve.
You may substitute chopped pecans or walnuts for the almonds if desired, or omit completely if allergy.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 990mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Best, chicken salad, croissant, Easy, Quick, Sandwich
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These are THE BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches, hands down! Definitely a crowd favorite!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
36 Responses
  1. Vivi

    5 stars
    I just love this recipe. A little switch I make since I don’t always have fresh grapes, I use dried cranberries, 1 cup. I pour boiling water over them and let them sit for 5 minutes to soften them, and drain (and save the liquid for adding to my iced tea). You would not be disappointed with the great flavor they add. My kids prefer them to the grapes.

  2. Cricket

    5 stars
    This is my GO TO chicken salad. I can’t tell you how many bridal showers, baby showers and family gatherings this chicken salad as made an appearance. I also add extra celery and grapes. I also reverse the amounts of mayo and yogurt. I use more yogurt than mayo. I also found that Duke’s mayo really taste great in this recipe. This recipe is delicious!

  3. Becki

    4 stars
    I really enjoyed this. Very easy. It makes a ton! I added an additional celery stalk, more grapes, and bit more almonds, as I like my chicken salad a bit drier. Thank you for this!!

  4. Marge Lobello

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe! I am not a fan of mayonaise but this was so tasty! The Greek yogurt Just balance the mayonaise. Best recipe ever! Thank uou for sharing

    1. Shawn

      Hi Molly, I’ve just updated the nutritional facts to include the proper quantity. They are calculated for 1 large croissant with 3/4 cups of salad. Hope that helps!

  5. Matt

    5 stars
    My wife hesitantly helped me make this because she hates chicken salad. I made her a sandwich, not even eating half the sandwich… and she was was wanting another for her to take with her for lunch at work. I have only tried the dressing at this point, but it taste great! Awesome recipe 🙂

  6. Dana Elcess

    5 stars
    wow! i never, ever post reviews but this is just the most perfect, delicious chicken salad to have ever existed. I made the recipe exactly, I have never been a huge fan of greek yogurt in this but this recipe changed my mind. thank you!

    1. Anjanette Wilkins

      I was looking to make a good chicken salad sandwich and came across this recipe,,went to buy all the ingredients that I needed, came home, took 10min, to put this together, and it was all worth it,,,,OMG, Thanks for sharing, it was so delicious,,,

  7. Chris Sessions

    Hi Shawn,
    This chicken salad croissant sandwich sounds delicious. I was wondering if I could make the filling a couple days in advance and freeze it for a family reunion. The reunion is 6 hours away at a Lake on a houseboat. I would have to put it in a cooler in ziplock bags for travel, then I would put in fridge for a day to thaw out. I need to make enough for 25 people. Could I triple the recipe?

    1. Shawn

      Hey Chris! What I would do is not combine the dressing and salad ingredients together until just before serving. I think both would freeze well separately and will thaw out in a day. Making this a triple batch would definitely work. Enjoy!

  8. MrsSW

    Hi Shawn – the recipe title drew me in but your comment, “I’m sure I’ll figure it all out eventually. Right?” deserves a reply.

    Not necessarily, BUT, they will eventually grow up to be terrific people.

    It’s a great feeling – even though I sometimes think, “They turned out in spite of me!” 🙂


    1. Catrice

      5 stars
      This recipe went above and beyond my expectations. I used cashews rather than almonds and cranberries rather than grapes. WOW, it was so amazingly good on a bed of romaine lettuce on top of a flatbed. I was going to take a picture but I couldn’t stop eating it. It was so yummy thank-you

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  11. Kellye

    Thank U for great recipe! However I have a teenage hormonal boy with bad attitude! He is my baby! Yet he is far from my favorite these last few months!

    1. Shawn

      Haha!! I am praying my baby keeps her adorableness as long as possible, but I guess we can never get away from those teenage years. 🙂 Thanks for your comment Kellye!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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