5-minute chicken salad sandwiches Butter with a Side of Bread

I didn’t feel like hanging out in the kitchen much today, so I opted to whip up a quick batch of 5-minute chicken salad. I went to Costco this week and picked up a rotisserie chicken for a whopping $4.99 {and some croissants too!} so literally the entire dinner was ready in less than 10 minutes! Add a few multi-grain tortilla chips and a handful of cherries and dinner is served! My kind of meal after a hectic day.

This “recipe” is so versatile. Don’t have an apple on hand? Try pineapple tidbits instead. Don’t like raisins? Dried cherries are lovely in it too. Also, feel free to add sliced almonds, grapes, water chestnuts or chopped pecans. Serve it inside a lettuce wrap for a gluten-free version or just plain for an afternoon snack! Also, you’ll notice I use plain yogurt instead of mayo. I personally like the taste and health benefits better, but if you miss the sweetness, you can add 1-2 tsp of honey or sugar to the salad as well. Taste it first though! If you add a lot of sweet fruit, chances are you won’t even miss the added sugar.

5-Minute Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken {canned version works well too!}
  • about 1/4- 1/3 cup plain yogurt, depending on how much moisture you prefer
  • 1 apple, diced but not peeled
  • 3 stems of celery, sliced
  • about 1/4 cup raisins, craisins or any other small dried fruit
  • dash of salt, pepper, dried parsley and onion powder
  • dash of lemon juice

Chop, dice, and/or slice everything and toss in a bowl. Add the dash of lemon juice and stir a bit, coating the apples. Add in yogurt and stir, coating everything well. Mix in seasonings, tasting along the way.


5-minute chicken salad sandwiches Butter with a Side of Bread




  1. I have been looking for knock-offs of the Subway Orchard chicken salad since they got rid of it a few years ago! It was my favorite summertime lunch!!! *sniff* I will definitely have to give this a shot! looks yummy, relatively easy, and cheap!


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