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Lavender Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Classic chicken salad gets an update! Lemon zest and fragrant lavender give the classic sandwich a modern twist and low-fat mayo and Greek yogurt transform it into something super healthy. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad on a croissant
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 56 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 488kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $20

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lb. chicken breast
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayo
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp lavender
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup cashews chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 6 croissants

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Rub chicken breasts with olive oil. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through and juice run clear. Cool to room temperature and then shred. (Can be made one day in advance)
  • In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, yogurt, salt and lemon zest. Before adding the lavender, crush between your finger and then add to the bowl.  Whisk to combine.
  • Add cooled, shredded chicken, celery, red onion, cashews and chives. Toss until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Evenly divide between six croissants or whole-grain bread. If desired serve with a bit more lavender and some peppery arugula. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg