Salads For Summer: Napa Valley Chicken Salad Sandwich

By June Duan, SAR Student

Summer is here and it is wonderful. So wonderful in fact that it inspires us to make light, crisp salads and lightly seasoned dishes using the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables spilling out of the markets.

Chx Salad 1

Take this classic chicken salad.

Our very own Dietetic Intern Kara Cucciano and Executive Chef Chris Bee have collaborated to present a lightened up twist on an old classic. Refreshing with just the right amount of creamy, it is the perfect little salad to tuck into whole-wheat bread for a picnic on the beach.

Napa Valley Chicken Salad

Chx Salad 2

Makes 4 Servings

  • 2-5-ounce baked chicken breast, chopped
  • 8 Slices 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup red grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 1/3 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 12 slices tomato
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Combine mayonnaise and vinegar in a medium bowl. Add Chicken, celery, onions, spices and walnuts; combine. Gently fold in grapes
  • For sandwiches: spread chicken salad mixture onto one slice of bread add tomato slices on top of chicken salad, and then add alfalfa sprouts. Place other slice of bread on top.

Simple and nutritious, yet wonderfully flavorful. Eat, Relax, Enjoy.


Calories 370 calories
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 440 mg

Have some leftover red onions? Use it up in our equally delicious Tuscan Tuna Salad.


Lulu posted on October 27, 2011 at 3:04 am

I not it is not summer anymore but I don’t care and I just love it when I come across great sandwich fillings. Thanks you for sharing this one it was delicious! Mixing fruit with savory dishes is always a winner for me and the grapes did a wonderful job in this recipe. This is definitely a keeper

Sargent Choice Nutrition Center posted on October 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

We’re so glad you liked it! Looking forward to hearing your feedback on some of our other recipes! Oh and I completely agree, chicken salad is good no matter what the weather is like!

KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer posted on December 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

This sounds like a great chicken salad recipe.I like the use of walnuts and alfalfa sprouts. Will definitely have to try this one. Thanks.

ideal protein diet posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:42 am

I just know that chicken and salad can be combined. it’s a good recipe and look tasty. I hope my cooking and the taste are same as the recipe

Boyacı Ustası posted on April 20, 2023 at 11:02 am

Napa Valley Chicken Salad Sandwich interesting food.

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