The Chicken Salad


There is something comforting about a chicken salad sandwich. The fact that I find this sandwich comforting is quite funny as it was often over mayonnaised and served on white wonder bread. But that was commonplace in the late 70’s. The creation of kitchen convenience was the result of processed food; TV dinners, pop tarts and chef Boyardee were exciting new easy ways to feed families. The TV dinner was a staple in our house as my father learned to cook.

I boycott processed food as much as I can so I had no choice but to listen to my inner child and make a healthy, fresh chicken salad sandwich. Once every couple weeks I make this for lunch. I have lightened it up and use fresh ingredients – and let me tell you this is THE chicken sandwich. In this case I enjoyed it on fresh @sidewalkcitizen bread but typically I enjoy it wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves.


  • 1/2 cooked, chopped chicken breast
  • 1/2 chopped apple
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp of eggless, canola mayonaise
  • salt & pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl together. Place on bread with lettuce or in a lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Wonder bread be gone!

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