Chicken Salad Sandwich – Two Ways

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2014 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 2nd Place!

In Sharanya from Markham’s own words: “Do you want to try something new, soft and crunchy? Then you want to try this chicken salad sandwich! It is a cold sandwich that can be made during any time of the day or night and is really healthy. It’s so simple to make. You are going to love it.”

This is a great way to use up leftover chicken from last night’s dinner. For variety, try this sandwich with different flavours of hummus.  You can also use cream cheese instead of the hummus.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chicken salad mixture (1 sandwich)

Serving Size: 1/2 sandwich 


  1. If you want a bit more zip to your sandwich, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice to the chicken mixture.


Cooked diced or shredded chicken

1 cup (250 mL) 

Tomato, seeded and finely chopped


Finely chopped onion, shallot or green onion

3 Tbsp (45 mL) 

Chickpea hummus or soft cream cheese

1/4 cup (60 mL) 

Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

1 Tbsp (15 mL) 

Pinch each salt and pepper


Slices whole grain bread


Lettuce leaves



  1. In a bowl, stir together chicken, tomato, onion, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of the hummus, cilantro (if using), salt and pepper.
  2. Place bread on work surface and spread each with remaining hummus and top with lettuce.
  3. Divide chicken mixture among bread and serve.

Nutrition Information per serving (1/2 sandwich): 

Calories: 240 kcal

Protein: 19 g

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrate: 26 g

Fibre: 6 g

Sodium: 314 mg



Last Update – June 15, 2017

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