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I really enjoy chicken salad sandwiches on a hot summer day!  As it’s best eaten cold, it’s refreshing and light on the stomach.  I didn’t grow up eating these type of sandwiches but wow, was I ever enlightened the first time I had one at our local Palmers deli.   Cold, creamy and just the right amount of sweetness and spice.  Over the years I’ve searched out recipes and realized that a chicken salad sandwich can be made anyway one pleases.  Some add mustard, others nuts and dried fruit!  As long as you add mayo you really can’t go wrong.  So here is my rendition of this American staple.

A nourishing chicken salad sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 1lb diced chicken meat, fully cooked
  • 2 farm fresh eggs, boiled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup homemade yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Spanish paprika

Method:

  1. I usually make chicken salad sandwiches using chicken meat from homemade broth. If you need to cook the meat before making this meal, you can either boil pieces in bone for about 20 minutes or if you are using boneless chicken meat, cook them in about 1 tbls of EVOO until cooked through.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.

That’s really it!  Super easy to make and delicious.  Buen Provecho :)

This post is linked to Girlichef’s Two for Tuesday’s and Wardeh’s Tuesday Twister at Gnowfglins.


20 Responses to A nourishing chicken salad sandwich

  1. gaelle@whatareyoufeedingyourkidsthesedays.com says:

    I agree with you that chicken sandwich can be fully customized to please its designated eaters. My children don't like it as much as I do so instead of serving it on bread, I carve and stuff a cucumber! They love it this way… Fine with me!

  2. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I love chicken salad, but I have a feeling this one is amazing because of your homemade mayo and yogurt!

  3. jose manuel says:

    Que rico sandwich, se ve delicioso. Sludos

  4. Miranda says:

    Looks wonderful, Diana!

  5. Miranda Rommel says:

    Mmmm – i wouldn't have thought to add yogurt, that is a super awesome idea. I make my own mayo, my last attempt (and first) at yogurt didn't turn out so well, but hopefully next time it will and i'll try adding some to my chicken salad. Great idea!

  6. Kelli says:

    I love homemade yogurt in my chicken salad, I skip all things mayo for ridiculous reasons but I do. I even use yogurt in BLT sandwiches, so yummy! My favorite chicken salads have grapes and apples in them, I've never tried dried cranberries but I may next time. I used to get a sandwich that was thyme and almond based Chicken Salad, yummm. Chicken Salad sandwiches always say picnics to me. It's very much a comforting soul food in my eyes!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

  7. Sarah says:

    This looks delicious! I haven't thought to try eggs in chicken salad, but since I love hard boiled eggs, seems like a great addition.

  8. Sweet and Savory says:

    I love chicken salad sandwiches! Lately when I've been making them, we throw them on the panini press…yum…

  9. Cristie says:

    I haven't thought to put eggs in a chicken salad, it sounds wonderful and I love your homemade mayo!

  10. girlichef says:

    You know, a good chicken salad sammie is one of my favorite summertime lunches, as well. Endless variations depending upon what you have available…perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it with Two for Tuesdays this week, Diana =)

  11. the clark clan says:

    Hola Diana, I just heard some awesome news through the grapevine and it makes me so happy!!!! :) yeee haaaaa!~!! I adore your site and I adore your chicken salad! It takes a bit of time to "traditionalize" our favorite recipes so that they are healthy for us. Thanks for taking the time to do this and posting it on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) keep it real! alex@amoderatelife

  12. Bonnie says:

    I love that you used part yogurt in your salad. There is nothing better than a good home made chicken salad. Yours looks delicious.

  13. Momgateway says:

    I think the homemade mayo and yogurt makes a huge difference…this chicken salad looks like it came from a 5-star restaurant

  14. Butterpoweredbike says:

    Mmm, I love that you include eggs in your chicken salad. It's a great way to add more nutritional punch inexpensively. But really, I'd eat an egg with just about anything :) Thanks for adding your recipe to the T4T blog hop!

  15. Christy says:

    I love that you put the cranberries in the salad – a surprising addition. chicken salad is one of summers yummy offerings. Thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays.

  16. Lori Lynn says:

    I like the addition of cranberries and paprika.
    LL

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  18. [...] In the States, however, we’re used to a much milder mayonnaise specifically for sandwiches. [...]

  19. [...] We’ve been able to eat a lot of summer vegetables in cold soups, tarts, salads, tortilla, and sandwiches. [...]

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