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California Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These California chicken salad sandwiches are packed with a creamy, tangy dressing, and the perfect sweet punch of grapes and almonds. Whether you sandwich it between soft, brioche bread, flakey croissants, or use it to top off a quick salad, this chicken salad is anything but boring. Call it the perfect spin on a retro classic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 728kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 2 Chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 tablespoon All purpose chicken seasoning
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Fresh dill finely chopped
  • ½ cup Scallions finely chopped
  • ½ cup Red grapes quartered
  • 1 tablespoon Grainy mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon Old bay
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ¼ cup Sliced almonds
  • 8 slices Brioche bread
  • Romaine lettuce to serve


  • Prepare the chicken: Season the chicken with all purpose chicken seasoning. Air fry for 15 minutes at 390°F, or until the chicken reads 165°F internally.
    2 Chicken breasts, 2 tablespoon All purpose chicken seasoning
  • Mix together the chicken and dressing: In a large mixing bowl, add the diced chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, spices, dill and scallions. Mix together until well combined.
    2 Chicken breasts, ½ cup Mayonnaise, ½ cup Scallions, 1 tablespoon Grainy mustard, ½ teaspoon Seasoned salt, ½ teaspoon Old bay, ½ teaspoon Black pepper, ½ cup Fresh dill
  • Add the grapes and almonds: Gently fold in the grapes and almonds, being sure to keep them whole and in tact.
    ½ cup Red grapes, ¼ cup Sliced almonds
  • Scoop onto croissants: Line the bottom of your bread with your lettuce of choice. Scoop the chicken salad onto the lettuce, and top with another slice of bread.
    8 slices Brioche bread, Romaine lettuce


Calories: 728kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1253IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg