No-Mayo Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Are you tired of the same old mayo chicken salad you've been making for years? This tastes light and fresh, and it just might become your favorite chicken salad. This is a perfect way to use rotisserie chicken, and that makes preparation even easier.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 chicken salad sandwiches



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon hot honey (such as Mike's Hot Honey®)

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Chicken Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken

  • 2 (1/4 inch thick) slices lightly toasted French bread, cut into very small cubes

  • 2 small tomatoes on the vine, diced

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons minced celery

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • 10 small pimento-stuffed olives, halved

  • 8 mini croissants


  1. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, hot honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until well combined; set aside.

  2. Add chicken, bread cubes, tomatoes, onion, celery, cilantro, and olives to a large bowl; mix well. Drizzle dressing over the chicken mixture, and stir until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

  3. Slice croissants in half, fill with chicken salad, and serve.

Cook's Note:

The hot honey is optional in this recipe. I usually use Campari(R) tomatoes, but cherry tomatoes also would work well in this.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
18g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 529mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 199mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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