'I entered this recipe in a contest that our local newspaper holds each year, and it won first place in the salad division,' reports Judy Kisch-Keuten of Beatrice, Nebraska. Toasted almonds and a celery add crunch to the flavorful sandwich filling that's tasty served on English muffins.

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15 mins
15 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Top 12 muffin halves with lettuce leaves; spread with chicken salad. Top with tomato slices and remaining muffin halves.



Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with fat-free mayonnaise and 3/4 teaspoon salt) equals 213 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 635 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 13.4g; cholesterol 21.7mg; sodium 543.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (82)

Rating: 5 stars
I don't like chicken salad sandwiches but my fiance was hungry for it, so I gave this recipe a try (being the good little woman I am). This was very, very good and very addicting. I put my chicken salad on croissonts. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
at 8 months pregnant, i was craving chicken salad... unfortunately, i found this recipe to be on the salty side. i wish i'd added 1/4 teaspoon of salt at a time to better determine how much was necessary. i tried adding additional pickle relish, but really couldn't save it. if you can get past the saltiness, the crunch of the almonds and celery is really good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy! I did change it alittle. I did not add the olives. Everything else is good, but the green peppers overpower the recipes. Next time will use less. I did put it on english muffins, but added a slice of white american cheese on top then broiled it for a few minutes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a good, basic chicken salad. I was hoping the olives would add a Mediterranean taste, but I couldn't really find them too much. The relish and mustard were good additions and may have overpowered the olives. I'll probably make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum! I made these for a camping trip. I just threw all the ingredients (minus the muffin, lettuce and tomato) into a ziplock and placed in the fridge until we were going to eat it! Very, very good! Didn't use the olives. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
these were really good!! Made just the smallest changes. Used a red bell pepper instead of green, nixed the olives, and only added salt and pepper to taste. We used ciabatta and croissants for the bread, but I'm sure the english muffins would be great as well. Whatever bread you prefer would work. Only other difference was using Miracle whip instead of mayo because someone used all the mayo and didn't tell me. =) I used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and just pulled/shredded the meat from it. Much easier than cooking and cubing for me. thanks for sharing, I'll make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent!!! I was at first skeptical because the ingredients seem unusual, but they work very well together. I did substitute red pepper for the green pepper. Very good, you should definetely try it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great flavor! I made a few adjustments based on what I had in the fridge- I used dill relish instead of sweet, no green pepper, olives, or almonds. Celery and onion gave it enough crunch. It was very good and I'm looking forward to eatting the leftovers tomorrow. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe was great! I was really skeptical, but I wanted to try something new. I used baked chicken left over from another meal, cut into small cubes. Instead of mayo, I used Miracle Whip (it was all I had in the fridge). And I did not have any nuts, so we didn't add those either. But it was still amazing! My two little picky eaters (21 mos and 18 mos) devoured it! Thanks! Read More