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How to Make a Chicken Salad Sandwich or Wrap

Updated on March 13, 2017

Chicken is a versatile meat, and liked by most people all around the world. There are numerous ways to prepare chicken, and the best thing about it is that is a healthy choice.

Chicken salad sandwiches for lunch or dinner are a favorite at my house and a great way to use leftover roast chicken.

Use the chicken salad in a pita, on a bun, on rye, whole wheat or white bread. Wrap it up in a flour, whole wheat, jalapeno, corn, or spinach tortilla. It is even good on crackers.

How about an even healthier choice by serving it in a salad. Tastes great mixed with romaine or iceberg lettuce.

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Egg Salad Sandwich on White Egg Salad Wrap | Source
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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 6-8 sandwiches or 12 wraps
Remove the meat off the chicken and chop
Remove the meat off the chicken and chop | Source
Once all ingredients are mixed you can now spread the chicken salad onto bread, wraps or stuff into a pita.
Once all ingredients are mixed you can now spread the chicken salad onto bread, wraps or stuff into a pita. | Source


  • 2 or more cups of cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup of mayonnaise if needed
  • all seasoning salt
  • garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Romaine or your favorite lettuce, optional
  • Tomato slices, optional
  • sliced bread
  • soft tortilla shells if making a wrap


  1. Start by taking the chicken off the bones and chop into bite sized pieces.
  2. Chop 2-3 stalks of celery. Put the chicken and celery into a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add garlic powder, all seasoning salt, and fresh ground pepper. Toss well and add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. If you feel that this is too dry add another 1/8 of a cup. Mix well.
  4. You're now ready to make your sandwiches or wraps. Spread the chicken salad onto a slice of bread or in the middle of a tortilla shell. Add lettuce and tomato. Add your top slice of bread or roll the wrap.

If Dieting

  • Use 1/2 the fat or fat free mayonnaise
  • Make your own fat free mayonnaise
  • Omit the seasoning salt and perhaps use a salt substitute
  • Use Mrs. Dash salt free seasonings

The following ingredients can be used or added

Vegetables condiments and more
alfalfa sprouts
garlic salt
chopped green, red or yellow pepper
chopped tomatoes
celery salt
avocado slices
hot peppers
onion powder
sliced cucumbers
fresh chives
chopped or sliced onions
Cajun spice
sliced black or green olives
curry powder
relish or chopped pickles
chili powder
Mrs. Dash spice
hard boiled egg

Leftover Chicken Recipe Suggestions

Ingredients all include chicken
Chicken Soup
chicken broth, vegetables, spices, noodles
Chicken Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, Caesar salad dressing, Parmesean cheese, croutons, fresh black pepper
Chicken Tacos
tortillas, spices, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes
Chicken Enchiladas
cheese, enchilada sauce, rice, onions
Hot Chicken Sandwiches
sliced bread, chicken gravy
Chicken Stew
chicken broth, spices, vegetables
Pasta Chicken Salad
pasta, vegetables,spices, mayonnaise or an olive oil based dressing
Chicken Chili
use in your favorite chili recipe for the main meat
Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
macaroni noodles, cheese, pepper, milk

Frugal Tips - Make Chicken Broth or Chicken Soup

Don't throw that carcass away as it can be used to make chicken soup or chicken broth. If you're too busy to make this right away the carcass can be either stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or put into a freezer bag and stored in the freezer for at least six months.

To make chicken broth put the carcass into a stock pot and cover with cold water. Heat to a boil. While the carcass is heating up add to the pot a bay leaf, chopped or pressed garlic cloves, peppercorns or fresh ground pepper and thyme. You can also add parsley, chopped onion and celery.

Once the stock is boiling turn down the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Strain and store either in the refrigerator for 5-6 days or freeze the broth.

When making chicken soup I don't add the onion, celery and garlic until I've strained the broth.

All of the above can be used for a turkey carcass too.


Do you enjoy chicken in general?

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    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RTalloni, Thanks so much.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      This type salad is perfect for easy summertime cooking. Thanks for sharing your fab looking recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      ktraapp, Wraps are great. We use tortilla shells in so many different ways.

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      I love chicken salad, as a matter of fact I'm craving it now and it isn't even 9:30 a.m. yet. I especially like having it in a wrap or on toasted bread.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rajan, Thank you, and I hope when you try it, you enjoy it.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This salad wrap looks very tempting. Got to try it sometime soon.Bookmarking the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Susan and Lot, Hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      Lot Rillera 5 years ago from Philippines

      wow I'm gonna try this at home, for sure my husband and daughter will like it, thank you for sharing

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Can't wait to try this recipe. I love chicken salad!! Thanks for sharing a new recipe. :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Jeannie, Chicken is a great food to eat while on a diet :) Thanks.

      barbergirl, Ranch sounds good .. I'll have to try that. I've not yet developed a taste for cottage cheese. I do use it when making lasagna though :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Delicious - I love a good chicken salad. Right now I have pita bread in the refrigerator... and some sprouts and some tomotoes... I see this would be wonderful... sadly - I am missing the chicken though :( Darn - will have to put on the list for the next grocery trip. also, if you are looking for away to lighten up the recipe or just get a different flavor - try mixing the chicken with Fat Free ranch or even cottage cheese. Yummy can't wait to try this!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This looks soooooooo good! I am on a diet and I could eat the screen right now. Hehehe. I think I am going to have to make chicken salad in the very near future. Voted up and shared!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MM, Thank you :) Happy Mother's Day.

      moonlake, I add onion too most times. Love onions.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      incomeguru, Thank you and I hope you enjoy your wrap.

      b.Malin, Bread is one of those foods I need to cut back on. I eat far too much bread. I like rye too. Thank you.

      Susan, It's one of the new layouts on HubPages.

      Glad you liked the hub.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      charmike, I agree the chicken is one of those animals that just keep giving and giving. I hope your children enjoy the sandwich with mayo.

      Ruby, I pretty much follow the exact same recipe for making turkey salad sandwiches too. I know you like turkey as much as we do.

      Marie, Sometimes I'll add both celery and onion. Tastes pretty good with both. Hope you enjoy this and sorry to read that you can no longer eat chicken as often as you'd like to.

      drbj, Thank you, and yes it is really easy to make.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I love chicken salad. Yours looks so good. I make mine almost exactly like yours but we like onion in it. Voted

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susan, you have transformed the ordinary sandwich into something 'wow'

      Many thanks and voted up.

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      Susan Kaul 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      As usual, an excellent hub. I do enjoy a good chicken salad sandwich. It is one of My husband's favorite summer foods. On a side note... Weird not seeing any hubber photos. Is it me?

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Viking, I'll have to give the chicken and coleslaw a try. Thank you.

      Frank, Thanks :)

      Jimmy, Wrap em tight and it might help with them falling apart.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      missolive, I'll have to try the jalapeno juice next time I make this. Thanks :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, Chicken salad wraps are great. I prefer the whole wheat ones myself, but when I was making them this time I didn't have any on hand.

      Victoria, Thanks, glad you liked the hub, and even more that it made you hungry:)

      HawaiiHeart, Thank you and I hope you like the all seasoning salt.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      I Love Chicken too. We have it at least twice a week. My sister makes a lot of chicken soup using the carcass and it's delicious! I make or buy chicken salad...if bought I get the one with Light Mayo. I will also try your recipe, but I've given up most breads, but if eating out, I like it on rye bread toasted. Another delicious Hub Susan!

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      Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

      Your chicken salad recipe is very useful. Actually, i love eating chicken each time i go to eateries. But this chicken salad wrap, have got to get it prepare today at home. Thanks!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      I usually don't make the chicken salad myself, Susan, although I enjoy eating it. But your recipe looks so simple and inviting I will break my own rule and try it out. Thank you.

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      Renee 5 years ago

      Looks really yummy and I miss those days when I could eat a lot of chicken. These days I have to avoid (and it's hard to do so because I love a lot of chicken recipes and yes, its so easy to cook, very versatile and you can invent a lot of recipes) because of my allergy. I make my chicken sandwich with a lot of onions (my dad wants it that way) and with no celery. But I think I will make one just like this coz it looks delicious. Voted up and sharing on pinterest.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Susan you cook so much like my sister Mary. She can take one chicken and make 4-5 different meals. This looks so good. I will definitely make it..Thank you..

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      Michael Kromwyk 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My kids are into mayo and I'm sure that they are going to love this alteration to the normal chicken sandwich theme!

      I love using chicken because you get so much more than 1 meal out of it. When we have a chicken roast for Sunday night dinner we get sandwiches the next day and then soup for Monday night. It's really an animal that gives more than once!

      Nice hub and thanks for sharing. Cheers Michael

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      I love wraps but when I make them they always soggy and fall apart, I will be sure to try your recipe and see if that helps, thanks for sharing.....jimmy

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Leds, Hope you found something good to eat :)

      TPM, Thank you, so glad you liked it.

      RH, We do do a lot of the same things don't we :) I've never tried to make dumplings. Will have to put that on my things to try to make.

      Theresa :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Yep, Susan I loved it.. going to ad it to my list of your recipes..:)

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Chicken is a favourite of mine too and especially on sandwiches. I like it best with lettuce,tomatoes and coleslaw.

      Great mouth watering photos to go with this recipe for chicken sandwiches or wraps.

      Thanks for SHARING voted interesting and useful

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hey Susan, this looks great. Everyone's chicken salad recipe is slightly different. This recipe sounds really good and your instructions and pictures are so clear. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. By the way, the left over chicken recipe suggestions are nice too.

      Sometimes I add a bit of jalapeno juice to my mayo. :)

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Love chicken salad sandwiches, but my sandwiches never look as good as yours! I should add all-seasoning salt...thanks for the tip!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Susan, the wraps look great. I wish I had one right now! Make your own mayonnaise. I'm going to look at that link. I like the layout on this hub. It's so attractive. And the optional ingredients--yummy! Alfalfa sprouts, cucumbers, avocados..... You have made me hungry!!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Very tasty looking Susan. I haven't given my fiancé this yet but I myself love chicken sandwiches. Next time I think I'll try the wrap.

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      Theresa Greene 5 years ago from Bristol, Tennessee


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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      That's so funny - we do so many of the same things. I do roast chicken and then the rest - either soup or chicken salad. I love chicken - it's so versatile like you said. Its also pretty cheap! I can buy a chicken for 5 bucks - and make two meals! Sydney loves my chicken and dumplings - she love it if I made that! Thanks I think I will!

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      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      Yum! I love chicken salad wraps. I use relish in mine, which I see is in your table.

      Great hub! Voted up and sharing!

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      Leds 5 years ago from France

      I really want to crunch the photo. I will see in my fridge if there are something to eat. I hope...