Chicken, walnut and cranberry salad sandwich

August 18 2013
by emma

I loved this hearty sandwich I made using some of this roast chicken I made on a Sunday a couple of weeks back.  A classic chicken salad recipe, it combined the flavoursome, savoury roast chicken with crunchy, sweet, tart, creamy and fresh ingredients, all piled onto some toasted, rustic bread rolls.

chicken salad roll

chicken salad roll

Recipe for chicken salad sandwich:

Bread or rolls of your choice for two, toasted and buttered
Around 150g cooked or roasted chicken, shredded
100mls reduced fat sour cream
45mls Dijon mustard
1 tspn white wine vinegar
25g walnuts, chopped finely
25g dried cranberries, chopped finely
1 large stalk celery, finely sliced
1 heaped tblspn fresh basil, shredded
Cos lettuce
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper

Sweet potato crisps to serve

I roasted my own chicken for this but feel free to use rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.

Whisk sour cream, mustard and vinegar until creamy and combined.  Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing then stir walnuts, cranberries, celery and basil through the remainder of the dressing.

Assemble sandwich with the lettuce, walnut and cranberry mixture, chicken and a drizzle of the reserved dressing over the top.  Season if you like.

Serve sandwiches with crisps and a cold drink.

Serves: 2

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Even though I’m a vegetarian, my mouth waters at the combination of chicken, walnut and cranberries. Maybe chickpea, walnut and cranberry sandwiches will be in my future?
    And who can say no to sweet potato crisps – yummy!

  2. Yum, I love the idea of dried cranberries in chicken salad (especially instead of raisins!). Basil is a lovely fragrant addition, too. Trying this soon!

  3. Emma, so sorry for not commenting back to you, I’ve been going through so much stress and putting things off that needed to be done for at least two weeks now, and have not been posting or commenting to bloggers.

    So happy that I spotted your awesome, delicious, and comforting chicken salad sandwich…which I must pin right now to my #sandwich love board. I used to make this yummy chicken salad at my work a few years ago, exactly the same way with the cranberries, and have forgotten about it. The only thing different was, that I used lemon juice instead of white wine vinegar, and also added chopped toasted walnuts! Such a great way to use up leftover roasted chicken! xo

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