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Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwich

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This rosemary chicken salad sandwich will hit the spot whether you’re looking for a quick lunchtime sandwich or an easy dinner option. It’s packed with flavor from fresh rosemary and garlic, and the creamy dressing ties everything together perfectly. It only takes a few minutes to throw together if you use leftover chicken.

A chicken salad sandwich on a bed of lettuce.

Here is Why This Recipe Works

  • Replacing some of the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt makes the salad lighter while keeping it creamy and rich. 
  • The celery and red onion add delicious flavor and a crunchy texture.
  • It’s simple to make, and it’s a fantastic way to use up leftover chicken.
  • Fresh rosemary, garlic, and a touch of Dijon mustard give the creamy dressing an elevated flavor.

The Ingredients for Rosemary Chicken Salad

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details. 

  • Chicken 
  • Onion
  • Celery 
  • Greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bread
  • Lettuce

We used sourdough bread. You can also try oatmeal sandwich bread, whole grain bread, sprouted wheat bread, or rye bread

Chicken salad on lettuce with toasted bread in the background.

How to Make The Chicken Salad Sandwich

Here is a brief overview to get an idea of what to expect with the recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  1. Place the chicken, onion, and celery in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the creamy salad dressing ingredients and stir into the chicken mixture. 
  3. Spoon the chicken salad onto slices of bread, top with lettuce and more bread.

More Chicken Dinner Recipes

Our website offers a variety of chicken recipes. Whether you’re looking for a classic roasted chicken with veggies or something healthy like chicken karahi, you will find something here. From a comforting chicken and black bean soup to honey baked chicken thighs, these recipes will keep everyone happy.

Tips for Success

  • Toast the bread for extra texture. 
  • Use store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken. You can also cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot.
  • Skip the sandwich and serve this as a chicken salad by spooning the mixture on a bed of lettuce. 

For a different take on a chicken salad sandwich, try our pineapple chicken curry sandwich or ditch the bread and try out pineapple chicken salad.

What to Serve With Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Here are some options to serve with sandwiches. 

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Sandwiches are a great way to make a fast and easy meal. Whether you’re looking for a hot and filling Reuben sandwich or something fast and easy like our chicken avocado sandwich, we have a large selection.

A chicken salad sandwich sliced in half.

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A chicken salad sandwich on a bed of lettuce.

Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwich

Fresh rosemary is infused in a savory chicken salad sandwich for a perfect lunch.
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist


  • 3 cups cooked diced chicken (about 1 pound)
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 3 celery ribs chopped
  • cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 to 12 slices of sourdough bread
  • 6 leaves red leaf lettuce washed


  • Place the chicken, onion, and celery in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, rosemary, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend together then stir into the chicken mixture.
  • Spoon the chicken salad onto 4 to 6 slices of bread, top with lettuce and remaining slices of bread.


  • For extra texture, toast the bread prior to assembling the sandwich.
  • This recipe also makes a delicious chicken salad. Omit the bread and serve on a bed of crisp lettuce for a chicken salad option.
  • The stem of fresh rosemary is very woody and fibrous. Remove the leaves from the stem, chop the leaves, and discard the stem.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7.5g

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Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Chef Mimi

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

Nice! I don’t usually go the herb route with chicken salad - more the spice route, like with curry powder ingredients. But I love this recipe.

Dahn Boquist

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

Thanks, it is a nice change from traditional chicken salad.

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