There is something about chicken salad sandwiches that reminds me of childhood lunches after running around on a hot summer afternoon. The sandwich, would usually be accompanied by a side of fresh blueberries, blackberries or raspberries from our local farmers’ market which was the perfect way to soak up the flavors of the season. Now that I am an adult, my pallet has evolved and I love incorporating fresh fruits wherever I can. Introducing my grown up version of the chicken salad sandwich! This Greek yogurt based chicken salad has yummy blueberries, almonds, poppy seeds and lots of veggies in it to make it a bit healthier than the traditional chicken salad. Although I put the salad on a savory croissant this time (it balances out right?) this stuff would be great in a lettuce wrap or traditional whole grain tortilla wrap!
When choosing a drink to go with my chicken salad sandwich I reached for the new raspberry flavored sugar free sweet tea from Southern Breeze Sweet Tea and garnished it with some leftover blueberries and fresh raspberries.
This recipe is super easy, DELICIOUS and can be done without the use of the stove/oven (it’s way too hot for all of that) by using left over rotisserie chicken.
- 4 Cups Chicken, cooked, cooled and chopped
- 3/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Cup fresh blueberries
- 1/3 Cup almonds
- 1/4 Cup scallions, chopped
- 1/2 Cup red onion, diced
- 1/2 Cup celery, diced
- 1/4 Cup parsley, chopped
- 6-8 croissants, buns, lettuce or tortilla wraps
- Whisk Greek yogurt, mustard, honey, vinegar, lemon,poppy seeds & salt together in a small bowl;set aside.
- In a large bowl, place chicken, blueberries, all veggies and herbs and toss together until well mixed.
- Pour dressing over chicken mixture and fold in.
- Refrigerate for an hour and serve cold.
- Toss in almonds before serving and place in your favorite sandwich vehicle.
- Add a little bit of Greek yogurt + apple cider vinegar to revive the chicken salad if it is dry when ready to serve
** Thank you Southern Breeze Sweet Tea for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.