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How to Make a Chicken Salad Sandwich or Wrap

Chicken is a versatile meat, and liked by most people all around the world. There are numerous ways to prepare chicken, and the best thing about it is that is a healthy choice.

Chicken salad sandwiches for lunch or dinner are a favorite at my house and a great way to use leftover roast chicken.

Use the chicken salad in a pita, on a bun, on rye, whole wheat or white bread. Wrap it up in a flour, whole wheat, jalapeno, corn, or spinach tortilla. It is even good on crackers.

How about an even healthier choice by serving it in a salad. Tastes great mixed with romaine or iceberg lettuce.

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Egg Salad Sandwich on White Egg Salad Wrap

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

6-8 sandwiches or 12 wraps

Remove the meat off the chicken and chop

Remove the meat off the chicken and chop

Once all ingredients are mixed you can now spread the chicken salad onto bread, wraps or stuff into a pita.

Once all ingredients are mixed you can now spread the chicken salad onto bread, wraps or stuff into a pita.


  • 2 or more cups of cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup of mayonnaise if needed
  • all seasoning salt
  • garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Romaine or your favorite lettuce, optional
  • Tomato slices, optional
  • sliced bread
  • soft tortilla shells if making a wrap


  1. Start by taking the chicken off the bones and chop into bite sized pieces.
  2. Chop 2-3 stalks of celery. Put the chicken and celery into a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add garlic powder, all seasoning salt, and fresh ground pepper. Toss well and add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. If you feel that this is too dry add another 1/8 of a cup. Mix well.
  4. You're now ready to make your sandwiches or wraps. Spread the chicken salad onto a slice of bread or in the middle of a tortilla shell. Add lettuce and tomato. Add your top slice of bread or roll the wrap.

If Dieting

  • Use 1/2 the fat or fat free mayonnaise
  • Make your own fat free mayonnaise
  • Omit the seasoning salt and perhaps use a salt substitute
  • Use Mrs. Dash salt free seasonings

The following ingredients can be used or added

Vegetables condiments and moreSpices

alfalfa sprouts

garlic salt

chopped green, red or yellow pepper


chopped tomatoes

celery salt

avocado slices


hot peppers

onion powder

sliced cucumbers

fresh chives

chopped or sliced onions

Cajun spice

sliced black or green olives

curry powder

relish or chopped pickles



chili powder


Mrs. Dash spice

hard boiled egg


Leftover Chicken Recipe Suggestions

DishIngredients all include chicken

Chicken Soup

chicken broth, vegetables, spices, noodles

Chicken Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce, Caesar salad dressing, Parmesean cheese, croutons, fresh black pepper

Chicken Tacos

tortillas, spices, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes

Chicken Enchiladas

cheese, enchilada sauce, rice, onions

Hot Chicken Sandwiches

sliced bread, chicken gravy

Chicken Stew

chicken broth, spices, vegetables

Pasta Chicken Salad

pasta, vegetables,spices, mayonnaise or an olive oil based dressing

Chicken Chili

use in your favorite chili recipe for the main meat

Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

macaroni noodles, cheese, pepper, milk

Frugal Tips - Make Chicken Broth or Chicken Soup

Don't throw that carcass away as it can be used to make chicken soup or chicken broth. If you're too busy to make this right away the carcass can be either stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or put into a freezer bag and stored in the freezer for at least six months.

To make chicken broth put the carcass into a stock pot and cover with cold water. Heat to a boil. While the carcass is heating up add to the pot a bay leaf, chopped or pressed garlic cloves, peppercorns or fresh ground pepper and thyme. You can also add parsley, chopped onion and celery.

Once the stock is boiling turn down the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Strain and store either in the refrigerator for 5-6 days or freeze the broth.

When making chicken soup I don't add the onion, celery and garlic until I've strained the broth.

All of the above can be used for a turkey carcass too.

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Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 19, 2018:

Susan, Thank you and I hope you enjoy it.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on November 19, 2018:

I love chicken salad wraps. You recipe sounds really good. I am bookmarking.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 12, 2012:

RTalloni, Thanks so much.

RTalloni on August 11, 2012:

This type salad is perfect for easy summertime cooking. Thanks for sharing your fab looking recipe.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 19, 2012:

ktraapp, Wraps are great. We use tortilla shells in so many different ways.

Kristin Trapp from Illinois on May 19, 2012:

I love chicken salad, as a matter of fact I'm craving it now and it isn't even 9:30 a.m. yet. I especially like having it in a wrap or on toasted bread.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 17, 2012:

Rajan, Thank you, and I hope when you try it, you enjoy it.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 16, 2012:

This salad wrap looks very tempting. Got to try it sometime soon.Bookmarking the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 14, 2012:

Susan and Lot, Hope that you enjoy the recipe.

Lot Rillera from Philippines on May 13, 2012:

wow I'm gonna try this at home, for sure my husband and daughter will like it, thank you for sharing

Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on May 13, 2012:

Can't wait to try this recipe. I love chicken salad!! Thanks for sharing a new recipe. :-)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 13, 2012:

Jeannie, Chicken is a great food to eat while on a diet :) Thanks.

barbergirl, Ranch sounds good .. I'll have to try that. I've not yet developed a taste for cottage cheese. I do use it when making lasagna though :)

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on May 13, 2012:

Delicious - I love a good chicken salad. Right now I have pita bread in the refrigerator... and some sprouts and some tomotoes... I see this would be wonderful... sadly - I am missing the chicken though :( Darn - will have to put on the list for the next grocery trip. also, if you are looking for away to lighten up the recipe or just get a different flavor - try mixing the chicken with Fat Free ranch or even cottage cheese. Yummy can't wait to try this!

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on May 13, 2012:

This looks soooooooo good! I am on a diet and I could eat the screen right now. Hehehe. I think I am going to have to make chicken salad in the very near future. Voted up and shared!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 13, 2012:

MM, Thank you :) Happy Mother's Day.

moonlake, I add onion too most times. Love onions.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 13, 2012:

incomeguru, Thank you and I hope you enjoy your wrap.

b.Malin, Bread is one of those foods I need to cut back on. I eat far too much bread. I like rye too. Thank you.

Susan, It's one of the new layouts on HubPages.

Glad you liked the hub.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 12, 2012:

charmike, I agree the chicken is one of those animals that just keep giving and giving. I hope your children enjoy the sandwich with mayo.

Ruby, I pretty much follow the exact same recipe for making turkey salad sandwiches too. I know you like turkey as much as we do.

Marie, Sometimes I'll add both celery and onion. Tastes pretty good with both. Hope you enjoy this and sorry to read that you can no longer eat chicken as often as you'd like to.

drbj, Thank you, and yes it is really easy to make.

moonlake from America on May 12, 2012:

I love chicken salad. Yours looks so good. I make mine almost exactly like yours but we like onion in it. Voted

Movie Master from United Kingdom on May 12, 2012:

Hi Susan, you have transformed the ordinary sandwich into something 'wow'

Many thanks and voted up.

Susan Kaul from Michiagn, USA on May 11, 2012:

As usual, an excellent hub. I do enjoy a good chicken salad sandwich. It is one of My husband's favorite summer foods. On a side note... Weird not seeing any hubber photos. Is it me?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 11, 2012:

Viking, I'll have to give the chicken and coleslaw a try. Thank you.

Frank, Thanks :)

Jimmy, Wrap em tight and it might help with them falling apart.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 11, 2012:

missolive, I'll have to try the jalapeno juice next time I make this. Thanks :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 11, 2012:

Cardisa, Chicken salad wraps are great. I prefer the whole wheat ones myself, but when I was making them this time I didn't have any on hand.

Victoria, Thanks, glad you liked the hub, and even more that it made you hungry:)

HawaiiHeart, Thank you and I hope you like the all seasoning salt.

b. Malin on May 11, 2012:

I Love Chicken too. We have it at least twice a week. My sister makes a lot of chicken soup using the carcass and it's delicious! I make or buy chicken salad...if bought I get the one with Light Mayo. I will also try your recipe, but I've given up most breads, but if eating out, I like it on rye bread toasted. Another delicious Hub Susan!

Oyewole Folarin from Lagos on May 10, 2012:

Your chicken salad recipe is very useful. Actually, i love eating chicken each time i go to eateries. But this chicken salad wrap, have got to get it prepare today at home. Thanks!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on May 10, 2012:

I usually don't make the chicken salad myself, Susan, although I enjoy eating it. But your recipe looks so simple and inviting I will break my own rule and try it out. Thank you.

Renee on May 10, 2012:

Looks really yummy and I miss those days when I could eat a lot of chicken. These days I have to avoid (and it's hard to do so because I love a lot of chicken recipes and yes, its so easy to cook, very versatile and you can invent a lot of recipes) because of my allergy. I make my chicken sandwich with a lot of onions (my dad wants it that way) and with no celery. But I think I will make one just like this coz it looks delicious. Voted up and sharing on pinterest.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 10, 2012:

Susan you cook so much like my sister Mary. She can take one chicken and make 4-5 different meals. This looks so good. I will definitely make it..Thank you..

Michael Kromwyk from Adelaide, South Australia on May 10, 2012:

My kids are into mayo and I'm sure that they are going to love this alteration to the normal chicken sandwich theme!

I love using chicken because you get so much more than 1 meal out of it. When we have a chicken roast for Sunday night dinner we get sandwiches the next day and then soup for Monday night. It's really an animal that gives more than once!

Nice hub and thanks for sharing. Cheers Michael

Jimmy the jock from Scotland on May 10, 2012:

I love wraps but when I make them they always soggy and fall apart, I will be sure to try your recipe and see if that helps, thanks for sharing.....jimmy

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 10, 2012:

Leds, Hope you found something good to eat :)

TPM, Thank you, so glad you liked it.

RH, We do do a lot of the same things don't we :) I've never tried to make dumplings. Will have to put that on my things to try to make.

Theresa :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 10, 2012:

Yep, Susan I loved it.. going to ad it to my list of your recipes..:)

L M Reid from Ireland on May 10, 2012:

Chicken is a favourite of mine too and especially on sandwiches. I like it best with lettuce,tomatoes and coleslaw.

Great mouth watering photos to go with this recipe for chicken sandwiches or wraps.

Thanks for SHARING voted interesting and useful

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on May 10, 2012:

Hey Susan, this looks great. Everyone's chicken salad recipe is slightly different. This recipe sounds really good and your instructions and pictures are so clear. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. By the way, the left over chicken recipe suggestions are nice too.

Sometimes I add a bit of jalapeno juice to my mayo. :)

HawaiiHeart from Hawaii on May 10, 2012:

Love chicken salad sandwiches, but my sandwiches never look as good as yours! I should add all-seasoning salt...thanks for the tip!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on May 10, 2012:

Susan, the wraps look great. I wish I had one right now! Make your own mayonnaise. I'm going to look at that link. I like the layout on this hub. It's so attractive. And the optional ingredients--yummy! Alfalfa sprouts, cucumbers, avocados..... You have made me hungry!!

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on May 10, 2012:

Very tasty looking Susan. I haven't given my fiancé this yet but I myself love chicken sandwiches. Next time I think I'll try the wrap.

Theresa Greene from Bristol, Tennessee on May 10, 2012:


Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 10, 2012:

That's so funny - we do so many of the same things. I do roast chicken and then the rest - either soup or chicken salad. I love chicken - it's so versatile like you said. Its also pretty cheap! I can buy a chicken for 5 bucks - and make two meals! Sydney loves my chicken and dumplings - she love it if I made that! Thanks I think I will!

Marissa from United States on May 10, 2012:

Yum! I love chicken salad wraps. I use relish in mine, which I see is in your table.

Great hub! Voted up and sharing!

Leds from France on May 10, 2012:

I really want to crunch the photo. I will see in my fridge if there are something to eat. I hope...

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