Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe




Chicken Salad sandwiches would have to be one of my favorite classic sammies.  Although when you order from a deli they seem to lose sight that not every single person likes their sandwiches weighted down with tons of mayo.  Don't get me wrong, I like mayo as a condiment (see my cream cheese deviled eggs) just not when my sandwiches are drowning.  


Even if one likes the creamy condiment, it is still loaded with unnecessary fat and calories.  A good way to cut on those extra calories is to substitute mayo for non-fat greek yogurt.  I promise you will never know it's a greek yogurt based sandwich.  I received rave reviews for my southwestern quinoa wrap that also had a yogurt based dressing.


Some of my other favorite chicken salad additions are avocado, bacon, fennel, mango, cranberries, raisins, cheese, grapes and apple among many others. 

What are yours? 

Chicken Salad Sandwich 
Yields 5-6 sandwiches
Recipe Created by Epicurean Mom

Ingredients:
2 cups shredded chicken, I used rotisserie chicken
1/3 cup non-fat greek yogurt, I used 0% fage
1/4 cup reduced fat mayo
1/2 cup shredded carrot 
1/3 cup sugar snap peas, shelled
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3-4 stalks asparagus, rinsed well and shaved
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped sliced almonds
Salt and pepper to taste
Baby arugula or any other greens (optional) 
Sliced whole wheat bread

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients, except greens, in a medium bowl.  Stir until thoroughly combined.  

Spread greens over the top of the bread, top with chicken salad and cover with another slice of bread.  Cut in half and serve.

35 comments:

  1. Love all the great spring veggies you included here - great textures! I'm also a huge fan of Greek yogurt.

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    1. Thanks Laura! :) Love greek yogurt too! :)

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  2. I love how you incorporated greek yogurt in this. What a great idea! We love making sandwiches lately; this is definitely going on the list! :)

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  3. This is so right up my alley, Katie. I have been using Greek yogurt for so many things lately, including chicken salad and we love it. I love the added veggies!

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    1. I know, right! Low fat and high protein...can it get any better?? ;-)

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  4. I love chicken salad sandwiches but don't make them nearly enough. I love your take on them with this delicious combination of ingredients, Katie! These look absolutely mouthwatering. Great lunch recipe!

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  5. I'll have to try this! Your blog is so cute, and you have a new follower in me. Hope you get a chance to check my blog out.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! So glad to have you! I'm going to your site now :)

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  6. You have an amazing way to make everything like magazine worthy!!! Loving this.

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    1. You are so so sweet Val! Thank you my dear!

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  7. mmmmm that looks good Katie, i pinned it to my board :) Rhonda

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  8. Mmm, I love chicken salad too, but I know exactly what you mean about too much mayo! Yuck! This looks absolutely perfect to me, and so much lighter with yogurt instead. Love it!

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  9. Love swapping out greek yogurt for mayo, and I actually enjoy the little tang that it provides. Love the addition of shredded carrots, looks delicious!

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    1. I too love the tang! I'm a total sweet and sour girl :)

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  10. I'm not a mayo fan at all, I'll take greek yogurt over it anyday!

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  11. Yum! I was just thinking of a Chicken Salad sandwich, but with avocado. This sounds even more amazing!

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  12. Looks delicious! And like Emily @ Busy Mommy, I also add avocado to mine!

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  13. I love using yogurt in place of mayo! And this is one beautiful chicken salad sandwich! Gorgeous!
    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend :)

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  14. Lol would really love to try it one day it looks so good!!!!

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  15. Love the addition of yogurt in this recipe. Like you, I love subbing mayo for yogurt or avocado sauce. Yummy and healthy :)

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  16. Just two days back i made a similar chicken salad with yogurt :) We however ate it on a healthy baked tart.

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  17. Wow, I think you just created the best chicken salad combo ever. I couldn't add anything else. Well done!

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  18. I love all the veggies in this sammy ~ and mixing in the greek yogurt is healthy, but still creamy! Great idea!

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  19. Wow, this sandwich looks yummy and delightfully filling!

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  20. Wow, this sandwich looks yummy and healthy also.........

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  21. I made this sandwich a couple of days and it was delicious. Thank you very much for the recipe!

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  22. I can't wait to try this. I always have a soft spot for things that use greek yogurt since they are so much healthier!

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  23. I love this recipe! Just tried it myself and used peach greek yogurt by yopliat, so good it gives it a sweet and savory flavor for the chicken salad. Oh I also made my own chicken, just a little italian seasoning, little bit of extra virgin olive oil and saute until a nice golden brown on both sides. Simply delicious inside your recipe :)

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