The Best Chicken Salad Recipe for Sandwiches


Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Nutrition Profile:

- Sesame-Free

- Nut-Free

- Soy-Free

- High-Protein

- Gluten-Free

Is Chicken Salad Healthy?

Chicken salad is a nutritious and delicious dish that provides complete protein and essential micronutrients like choline and B vitamins. It is suitable for various healthy eating plans, including the Mediterranean diet. With low levels of saturated fat, chicken salad is particularly beneficial for individuals with heart disease or diabetes.

Is Celery Good for You?

Despite not being commonly associated with antioxidants, celery contains high levels of these beneficial plant compounds.


Celery also supplies vitamin K and has a high water content, making it a hydrating vegetable.

Differences Between Shallots and Onions

Shallots are smaller than onions, boasting a milder flavor and causing less eye irritation when cut. Raw shallots can be a great alternative to raw onions in sandwiches and salads. While shallots and onions can be swapped in cooked dishes, more shallots are typically needed due to their subtle taste.

How Long Can You Keep Chicken Salad?

Chicken salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container. If you notice any changes in color or texture, it is best to discard the salad.



- 1/2 cup mayonnaise

- 1/4 cup whole-milk plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt

- 2 teaspoons lemon juice

- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

- 1/4 teaspoon paprika

- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

- 1/4 cup finely chopped mixed fresh tender herbs (such as tarragon, dill, and/or chives)

- 3 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken breast

- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery

- 1/4 cup chopped shallot


1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until smooth.

2. Stir in the chopped herbs.

3. Add the cooked chicken, celery, and shallot, stirring until evenly coated.

4. Refrigerate the chicken salad for up to four days.

Written by Carrie Myers, M.S. and Linda Frahm.