It’s Still Sandwich Season!

rosemary chicken salad sandwiches

Just when I decided to beat the heat with a little sandwich streak, the winds blew into town and the temperature dropped 20°. Great. The seasons are mocking me… As the bag of sandwich things threatened to mol, I wanted to put them out of their misery with a protein-packed filling. But what?  


I always stash a bag of frozen chicken in the freezer for meaty dinner emergencies, so I raided my reserves to fix for my filling with a little cooking magic. But how?


To smite the unpredictable seasons, I chose a summer staple: chicken salad. Sautéed on the stove, dressed up with a bit of rosemary, and healthified without the mayo. And surprise of all surprises, my picky eater devoured two!


rosemary chicken salad sandwiches


Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches

serves 2

This is a great make-ahead meal. Cook the chicken and mix up the dressing a day before, and simply toast the bread just before serving. Couldn’t be easier!

1 large chicken breast, or 2 chicken tenderloins

½ c. plain Greek yogurt

2 tsp Dijon mustard

½ tsp dried onion flakes

¼ tsp rosemary

pinch of salt

pinch of black pepper

2 whole-wheat sandwich thins

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in a pan coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat for 4-5 min per side, or until cooked through. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, mustard, onion, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken, stirring to coat. Chill 30 min, or up to 1 day.
  3. Toast the sandwich thins until light golden brown, and evenly divide the chicken salad between the buns.


rosemary chicken salad sandwiches


October 9, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Midweek Meals.


  1. Gas Station Gastronomy replied:

    Oh wow, it’s so healthy!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      And I promise it tastes even better than the mayonnaise original!

  2. lindsayballen replied:

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  3. mrswebbinthekitchen replied:

    Yum! I usually don’t touch chicken salad with 39 foot pole because of the mayo… But this looks delightful!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I was the same way! I only ate “regular” chicken salad once in my whole life. It tasted decent, but with this version, I don’t feel any guilt. (And it tastes even better anyway!)

  4. Brittany replied:

    Ohh I love sandwiches. It will always be sandwich season for me!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I’m glad to hear it! They’re so easy to make and delicious too! Some of my friends believe sandwiches are only for lunch, but I think they’re tasty at any time of day. What’s your favorite sandwich?

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