Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Eggless Gluten Free High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils | Published August 13, 2021 by Mimi Council

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These classic Chicken Salad Sandwiches are made with the traditional add ins of celery and red onion. They're packed with protein and on sourdough bread, these make the best easy and quick lunch.

If you're looking for more easy lunch recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Pizza Avocado Toast, Turkey Avocado Brunch Bowl, or my Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs.

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Chicken salad sandwiches may seem so old school to you – so lady's lunch, so country club, or so just boring. Well, let me be the first to tell you that chicken salad is not boring! Chicken salad is so classic and so delicious!

I make these Chicken Salad Sandwiches with canned organic chicken, as it's already shredded. Then, I add in mayo, dijon mustard, celery, red onion, and relish. I serve these on sourdough bread that's lightly toasted. These easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches are a quick and healthy lunch any day of the week!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Healthy-ish: Packed with lean protein from the chicken, this recipe for Chicken Salad Sandwiches is healthy-ish. While it is a mayo based chicken salad, it also has celery, onion, and lean meats. I use mayo without seed oils and fresh sourdough bread for a healthy-ish meal!

Quick and Easy: Because I used organic canned chicken these chicken salad sandwiches come together quickly. They are perfect for a fast lunch, a simple dinner, or a snack on-the-go, making them a convenient choice for busy days.

Customizable: Chicken salad sandwiches are incredibly adaptable. You can mix and match ingredients to suit your taste, from adding grapes or apples for a hint of sweetness to incorporating nuts for added crunch. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to create a unique flavor profile every time!

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Chicken: I use organic canned chicken here. You can use canned or chicken breasts, up to you! But, the classic shredded chicken is best when canned is used.

Mayo: I use organic may made with extra virgin olive oil in this recipe so I avoid seed oils.

Dijon Mustard: Organic Dijon mustard gives this great flavor with minimal ingredients.

Relish: I use organic sweet relish.

Red Onion: I love organic red onion as it gives a little sweetness along with bold flavor.

Celery: Organic celery provides the classic crunch in this chicken salad.

Salt and Pepper: Key for seasoning!

Sourdough Bread: I use organic sourdough bread, I'm using Inked here because I love buying this one, it's so good!

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Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a medium bowl, add the chicken, mayo, mustard, relish, celery, and red onion. Stir together to combine completely. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2

Toast the bread. Add chicken salad to toasted bread, and serve immediately.

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  • Bread is key in this sandwich. I use organic sourdough, which tastes delicious with the chicken salad and it's a sturdy bread if you toast it. Other options that would also be delicious would be a whole wheat roll, pumperknickle, or literally a hot dog bun would work very well and also be delicious.
  • I use organic canned chicken whenever I make chicken salad. It just makes it really easy! You can also use chicken breast as well, that would also be delicious and give it a little different texture.
  • There is nothing like classic chicken salad. But, you can also add lettuce to this sandwich as well.
  • This chicken salad is also amazing for just dipping crackers in!
  • If you're avoiding seed oils, be sure to use a mayo made with olive oil or avocado oil as most mayo has canola oil.
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Can I make this gluten free?

Yes, just use your favorite gluten free bread or crackers.

How should I store this?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Mimi Council
Chicken Salad Sandwiches are a classic, satisfying meal that brings together tender, shredded chicken mixed with a creamy, flavorful mayo and Dijon mustard mixture. There's a subtle crunch in this chicken salad with the addition of celery. Best served on toasted sourdough, but you can also enjoy plain or with crackers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 2 servings
Calories 1737 kcal



  • 10 ounces chicken (1 can)
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Honey Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sweet relish
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 2 slices red onion (diced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices sourdough bread


  • In a medium bowl, add the chicken, mayo, mustard, relish, celery, and red onion. Stir together to combine completely. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toast the bread. Add chicken salad to toasted bread, and serve immediately.


High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.


Calories: 1737kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 14gFat: 155gSaturated Fat: 45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gMonounsaturated Fat: 66gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 916mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 88IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 5mg
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