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Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2000


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (2 small whole breasts)
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup finely diced fennel
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 2 cups halved red seedless grapes
  • 6 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed
  • Olive-oil, cooking spray


  1. Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with half of the salt-pepper mixture; place in the skillet. Reduce heat to medium; cover. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from the pan; set aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, mustard, chives, tarragon, and remaining salt-pepper mixture. Core apple, and cut into 1/4-inch dice. Place apple in a medium bowl with lemon juice, and toss to combine. Add fennel, celery, and grapes. Cut reserved chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to salad with yogurt dressing; stir to combine. Divide salad among 6 slices pumpernickel bread, and sprinkle with watercress.


The chicken salad can also be served over a bed of mixed greens for a lighter lunch.

Reviews Add a comment

  • MS10384595
    20 SEP, 2015
    Love it and added some cran raisins. Love your chicken sandwich variations and sharing:)
  • MS112577645
    28 OCT, 2013
    MMM! Worth the 30 minutes it took for me to do all the chopping/prep. This is a 10/10 recipe. Love it and would make it again- and it yields a lot. I did substitute a third of the yogurt for mayo. I also used 2% plain Greek yogurt for extra protein. And I had some dried currants around, so threw in a small handful of those too. I highly recommend this recipe if you have the time to make it.
  • mariaarguellohuper
    27 JUL, 2013
    The BEST chicken salad I have ever made!!!!!!!!!
  • JLA
    21 MAR, 2009
    A healthy chicken salad sandwich. I love the use of yogurt instead of mayo. I can't find fennel around here so I increased the amount of celery and apples.