Crunchy Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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Reports field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida, "This salad gives kids two of their favorite foods - sunflower seeds and grapes. It's a hearty sandwich that also is a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 4 pita breads, halved or 8 slices bread

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 689 calories, 43 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 914 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Line pita or bread with lettuce and add 1/2 cup chicken salad to each. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Salad Sandwiches in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p54

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"Very Good!!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2007

"would it hurt if i add onions just the fact that i love onions."

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