Chicken Salad with Grapes and Sliced Almonds

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with grapes and almonds

 I got this recipe it from a friend, who got it from a caterer, who was serving it at a wedding reception. It is really good for wedding reception sandwiches.  It’s also great on croissants for a fancy luncheon with your girlfriends. I just made it for the hubs and me for dinner. It’s light and fresh and yummy.

Recipe from my neighbor Maryann’s caterer…..
2 1/2 cups cubed, cooked, white chicken breast meat
3/4 cup  slivered almonds
1 cup sliced celery
1 1/4 cups seedless red grapes, sliced in half
3/4 to 1 cup Hellmans or Best Foods mayonnaise 

(depending upon your preference)
Oneida seasoning salt to taste
A few shakes of Pepper to taste

Chicken salad on a Jimmy John’s white roll cut in half….yummy! 

It is a simple chicken salad recipe.It is a great  sandwich recipe and it is fresh and low calorie. I’ve used it at 2 of my kids’ wedding receptions. I think I doubled the recipe for about 65 mini sandwiches.  

Here we used Costco White Dinner Rolls (package of 36) cut in half. It was so easy and the chicken salad went a long way.  It is also great on mini croissant rolls. 

I start with white chicken meat and dice it up into chunks.  You can use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store too. Or just white meat breasts boiled or broiled, cooled and chunked.  Add mayo and then add finely chopped celery, red grapes sliced in half and SLICED almonds. (or slivered if you love crunch)

Some people love the crunch of slivered almonds but I like the sliced better and they look pretty in the sandwiches. Add fresh fruit or a fruit smoothie to your  chicken salad sandwich for a yummy, healthy treat! 
I love a good berry smoothie

Now the secret ingredient in these sandwiches is ONERA SEASONING.  It is usually found in the market near the fresh fish or near the butcher area.  It is kind of a seasoning salt.

One more thing. Be sure to use fresh and a high quality mayo like Hellman’s or Best Foods.  The creamier your mayo the better the sandwiches are.  I’ve used Costco rolls cut in half (the 36 package) or small croissants for buffets because they will make your salad go a long way.

 Jimmy John’s long rolls are delicious breads to serve with this chicken salad also. I buy them for 50 cents day old at the shop, and go home, cut them in half, and put them in freezer bags. They are great to have on hand to use for steak sandwiches or albacore tuna or deli turkey. This is a picture of one long roll cut in half.

 It’s a really delicious sandwich.  Add a slice of lemon pie for  DESSERT! Now THAT’s what I’m talking about!