Cooking: Summertime Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chances are during the summer you probably have some cooked chicken begging to be eaten in your fridge. It might be BBQ'd, grilled, roasted. The possibilities are endless. But no matter how it's been cooked it will most likely be really good as a chicken salad sandwich.

We bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday for a BBQ with friends and I knew I had some celery in the fridge too. On a hot summer day like today a chicken salad sandwich with lots of sweet crunch just sounded yummy.

I only made enough for a small batch so I didn't use very much of anything. I always recommend making things to taste anyway. If I were going to make a large portion of this I'd probably do it like this:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken - cubed
  • 2 stalks celery - diced super small (please consider choosing organic celery.)
  • 1/4 cup cashews - chopped (I like to use the raw ones.)
  • 1 apple diced super small (please consider choosing organic apples.)
  • 1/4 cup Best Foods Mayo (or to taste)
  • pepper - to taste
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Mix all together in a bowl and scoop onto a Hawaiian Sweet Roll or your favorite bread.


Summertime Chicken Salad Sandwich with cashews, celery and apples.

*No red grapes were harmed in the making of this sandwich, however, they were really yummy as a side dish.

There is nothing like fresh fruits and veggies in the good ol' summertime. Before you venture out to the farmer's markets and grocery stores with your reusable bags print out this list for your purse. It's a good one to have on hand.

Cuddle Fairy


  1. Comments from facebook friends:

    Maryann D: mmmmmmm sounds good and looks yummy!

  2. Comments from facebook friends:

    Vanessa C: That recipe sounds delicious.

  3. I don't tend to like celery but seeing that photo really makes me want to try it in a sandwich like that! Looks really tasty! x #foodpornthursdays

    1. Thanks for commenting, Madeline. You know what's funny? I actually don't like celery either! Lol! But for some reason we had celery and I thought it would be good to add some crunch. Sometimes chicken salad can seem mushy, so I chopped it super small and it gave it a nice texture. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Yummy! This looks so delicious, especially on that lovely roll. I love the combination of ingredients you use!! Organic apples are even more tasty :) Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays I'm getting hungry reading your recipe!! x

    1. Thank you for commenting! We are kind of addicted to Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in our house and use them in so many different ways. When I was a kid my mom made a chicken salad with apples and even grapes and it gave it such a wonderful flavor! I decided against cutting the grapes because I didn't think it would fit on the roll, so I ate them along with it. Thanks for hosting #foodpornthursdays! It was fun!

  5. Now this looks like something that my kids would eat for sure! Especially with a side of grapes! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with #foodpornthursdays :)

    1. My daughter liked it but my son didn't go near it! Haha! He didn't like everything mixed in, however, he'll eat it all separate, of course! And everything goes well with grapes! They are a staple in the summer for us. Thanks for hosting #foodpornthursdays! It was fun!


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