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Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

I love chicken salad sandwiches.  

Well….let me be more clear. I love MY chicken salad sandwiches.  I’m not a big fan of other peoples.

There is one big reason for this…most chicken salad sandwiches taste sour to me.  

It’s that crazy amount of mayonnaise in them.

To combat the sour mayonnaise flavor I add whipping cream.  

It sweetens it up and gives this sandwich flavor and it’s my secret ingredient.

I’ve only ever had one other chicken salad sandwich where they did that.

I was at a wedding and it was served.  

Everyone RAVED about the sandwiches and how divine they were.  How they were the best tasting they’d ever had.


Chicken Salad Sandwich


I just snickered to myself and thought…yep, it’s the whipping cream that took the chicken salad sandwich from blah to divine.

Some might think I’m too heavy handed with my whipping cream.  If so, then add less.  Really it’s all about you and your taste buds.  

As for me, this is my preferred ratio.  

Also, adding the pecans is not an every time thing for me.  Generally speaking, it’s only occasionally.  

I usually make it without pecans because my husband prefers it without.  I though enjoy the added flavor and keep them in when he’s not interested in joining me in a chicken salad sandwich.

I’ve also been know to add what I have on hand.  If I don’t have grapes I might add Craisins.  Don’t be shy about adding in your favorite ingredients.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches are one of my favorite lunches.

 I love them because they are easy to whip together, work great with leftover chicken AND it makes a great packed lunch for the office or a picnic.  

If you’ve never tried Chicken Salad Sandwiches with whipped cream, then you really should give this version a try.  


Yield: 6 sandwiches

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup shredded precooked chicken (I use rotisserie)
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks (do not add anything to it, just whip the cream)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper (optional)


In a bowl combine chicken, celery, pecans, grapes and apples.
Add mayonnaise and heavy whipping cream. Mix well.
Serve on sliced croissant or bread.

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Saturday 20th of March 2021

You said it stores well for 5-7 days. Don't the apples turn brown. I want to make this for a baby shower the day before and was wondering.


Saturday 20th of March 2021

Apples and other fruit turn brown from oxygen. When coated in a dressing or mayo the oxygen isn't touching the fruit directly but the coating, which keeps your apples from turning brown. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Becky Brenham

Monday 11th of March 2019

Just made this! It was just fantastic! How long would I be able to store it in the fridge? Have you ever frozen it?


Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Becky this should store well for 5-7 days in the fridge. I have never frozen it before though so if you do let me know how it turns out! Thank you for your comment!


Thursday 30th of June 2016

Do you whip the the cream then fold in? Or do you just pour heavy whipping cream into mayo and mix? Sorry!! Pick looks like you whipped it!! Thanks!!! Want to try this one!!!


Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Hi Angel! I whip up the heavy cream before hand but add nothing to it. Just whip it up. Thanks for asking! I'll update the recipe to reflect that!

David Summerbell

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

I love this recipe and tried it and it came out ever better than I expected! My kids absolutely devoured it so thanks alot for sharing this recipe and your wonderful pics.


Monday 20th of June 2016

Thank you for your review David! So glad to hear it turned out better than you expected and was kid approved! I hope you'll try a few of my other recipes too!

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