The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Mayonnaise3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Chopped chives2 Tablespoon
 Chopped tarragon/1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Grated lemon zest1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Finely diced cooked chicken breast3⁄4 Pound
 Chopped celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Whole wheat bread slices12
 Watercress1 Bunch (100 gm)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 511 Calories from Fat 282

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48.3%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 45.2 mg

Sodium 861.7 mg35.9%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.5%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 17 g34.2%

Vitamin A 19.1% Vitamin C 24.4%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, tarragon, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Stir in chicken and celery. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
2. Assemble 6 sandwiches, filling each pair of bread slices with a generous 1/3 cup chicken salad and some watercress sprigs.