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two classic chicken salad sandwiches stacked on top of each other

Easy Chicken Salad

This easy chicken salad recipe uses simple everyday ingredients, comes together fast, and makes the most delicious sandwiches!
Course Salad, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword best chicken salad recipe, chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad with apples, how to make chicken salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 323kcal


  • 2 cups cooked chicken (I used rotisserie) shredded or chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 stick celery chopped small
  • 1/2 medium apple chopped small
  • 1-2 tablespoons red onion chopped
  • For sandwiches: 8 slices bread, lettuce, etc.


  • Prep all ingredients.
  • Add the mayo, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, and some salt & pepper to a medium bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Add in the chicken, celery, apple, and red onion. Stir together until combined. Give it a taste and adjust ingredients as needed (e.g. add more salt & pepper).
  • Serve in sandwiches/wraps, lettuce wraps, inside an avocado... etc.


  • I used half a Gala apple, but any variety that's not too sweet will work (try Granny Smith or Honeycrisp). Any apple will work, though, if you're ok with more sweetness.
  • See blog post for suggestions on substitutions or additions to this recipe. It's a very forgiving recipe, so you can definitely tweak it to your liking.
  • This recipe will keep for 3-5 days in the fridge.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg