Chicken Salad Recipe


This chicken salad recipe is so flavorful and tastes amazing! Try it on a croissant, in a lettuce cup, spread on top of crackers or stuffed in a pita or tortilla.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is my all-time favorite recipe for chicken salad sandwiches. I don’t love when the mayo in the dressing is overpowering, so I’ve used a combination of both mayo and Greek yogurt to lighten it up a bit. The brown sugar in the dressing gives the chicken salad recipe a touch of sweetness and the dill adds the perfect fresh flavor. Don’t forget to add crisp, fresh grapes to give the chicken salad an extra crunch!


Chicken salad sandwiches are one of my favorite dishes to make for a bridal or baby shower. They are always a crowd-pleaser and have people going back for seconds! I’ve tried some that are boring and flavorless, but this recipe is far from that. The combination of textures and flavors are irresistible. My favorite way to eat this chicken salad recipe is on a croissant, but you can also stuff it in a tortilla or pita bread, place it in a lettuce cup or spread it on top of crackers for a yummy snack. Seriously mouth-watering!

How to make chicken salad

How to Make Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is made with grapes, celery, cashews and a delicious homemade dressing. It comes together quickly and is perfect to bring to a get-together or to eat for lunch with family!

To make this a waldorf chicken salad, you can use walnuts instead of cashews and add in apples. Then serve in a lettuce cup. There are so many different ingredients you can add in or swap to personalize this chicken salad recipe!

Recipes to serve with this chicken salad recipe:

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Chicken Salad

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, chicken salad recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 417 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

This chicken salad recipe is so flavorful and tastes amazing! Try it on a croissant, in a lettuce cup, spread on top of crackers or stuffed in a pita or tortilla.



  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions chopped thin
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken I use rotisserie, cooled
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup red grapes quartered (firm grapes work best)
  • 1/4 cup cashews quartered, or slivered almonds
  • 8 croissant rolls or lettuce cups


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice. Stir in green onions, brown sugar, fresh dill, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper until combined.
  2. Next, stir in the chicken, celery, grapes and cashews until it is evenly coated. Store in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or until ready to serve. Add more dill, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the mixture onto the bread or lettuce cups.

Recipe Notes

Note: This mixture is best served the first day. You may also make the night before; however, wait to mix the grapes, celery & nuts in so that they stay crunchy.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 426mg 18%
Potassium 250mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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12 comments on “Chicken Salad Recipe”

  1. This recipe is absolutely everything.

  2. There is something so darn good about a chicken salad sandwich! I have been cutting carbs, so I can’t wait to have a lettuce wrap! So good!

  3. I made a similar recipe in lettuce wraps recently and it is so tasty! I can’t wait to try your version!

  4. This looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to try it!

  5. I love chicken salad, and yours looks so creamy and delicious!

  6. Sadly, no nutritional information. Very inconsiderate. Some people with certain medical conditions such as renal issues or diabetes really need that info.

  7. I love chicken salad so much! I haven’t perfected my own recipe yet but I love trying new ones! I love the grapes in this recipe.

  8. Mmm! This chicken salad looks super tasty! I love the added red grapes!

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