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Quick, Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

Updated on December 10, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Basic Chicken Salad Sandwich with Grapes
Pair the sandwich with sweet potato chips and a sliced apple, for a healthier option than normal potato chips.
Pair the sandwich with sweet potato chips and a sliced apple, for a healthier option than normal potato chips.

One of the easiest meals that is packed with lean protein, hidden veggies, and fruits is the simple and often over-looked Chicken Salad Sandwich. It's also extremely versatile, and can be made in a variety of ways, including the chicken salad sandwich with grapes, or with apples, and nuts can be added as well. Here is the basic recipe that can be changed however needed.

This recipe can also be made ahead of time and will keep in the fridge for a few days, so make a little extra and use it for lunch the next day as well. If the mixture seems to dry out while in the fridge, simply add a small amount of mayonnaise until the mixture is at the proper consistency again.

This is also an incredibly simple recipe that can be used to teach children the basics of cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Calories 575
Calories from Fat288
% Daily Value *
Fat 32 g49%
Saturated fat 11 g55%
Carbohydrates 45 g15%
Sugar 14 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 27 g54%
Cholesterol 110 mg37%
Sodium 500 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 croissants, potato , or buns of choice
  • 3 cups of cooked chicken meat (poached, or for a time saver use a cooked rotisserie chicken)
  • 4 diced spring onions
  • 2 diced stalks of celery
  • 1 1/2 cups of sliced grapes
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • *optional* 1/2 cup diced cashews
  • *optional* 8 fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • lettuce

Instructions

This recipe makes about 6 sandwiches.

1. Mix the lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and optional basil together.

2. Mix the chicken, sliced grapes, diced celery and onions, and optional cashews.

3. Toast the buns and build the sandwiches to your preferences. They go well with lettuce, tomato slices, and cheese.

Martha Stewart's Chicken Salad Sandwich

Tips to Make Your Meal Healthier

Choose to a high fiber bread source to incorporate more fiber into your diet.

Use low-fat mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise to cut the fat. You could also use less mayonnaise and add a small amount of olive oil to thin the mixture.

Add more vegetables and grapes. With the thick mixture, it is perfect for hiding large amounts of finely chopped vegetables such as: carrots, onions, apples, cranberries, or "vegetarian chicken meat."

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Chicken salad sandwiches are the best. So versatile and so easy to change up the chopped vegetables or fruit that is added. Thanks and Sharing.

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