A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. The perfect summer sandwich.
Things like this Creamy Dill Chicken Salad Sandwich with fresh dill, mayo, Greek yogurt, a little dijon, garlic and red onion. It is the perfect summer lunch. Just think of it as a ranch chicken sandwich. And really, who doesn’t love ranch?
I’m going to just go ahead and say it: Dill is my favorite summer herb. That’s right, it beats out basil. I know, I know, basil is delicious. And I would never pass up a dish that uses the fresh basil of summer. But in the heat of summer I long for anything and everything with fresh summer dill.
I mentioned on this post for Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing that I am a ranch kind of girl. I always have been.
It probably goes back to that whole dill loving thing.
I love to dip just about anything in ranch. Veggies and fries are a good example. And bread too. That’s right. Bread. In. Ranch. Don’t knock it until you try it friends.
Dipping bread in ranch was a whole thing when I was a server. Maybe it’s just a server thing. Because it wasn’t just at work either. I would also ask for a side of ranch for my bread when I went out to other restaurants. And while my dining companions would look at me like I was a weirdo, the servers would just nod and smile. Like they knew.
Or they thought I was weird and were just being polite.
Which, now that I think about it, probably makes more sense. Hmmm…
Let’s move on.
Dipping bread in ranch is where I got the idea for this Creamy Dill Chicken Salad Sandwich. We’ve established that I love dill and ranch and dipping bread in ranch. Well I also love chicken salad. So I got the crazy idea to put them all together.
And it worked.
It worked so well.
And the best part is, if you pick up a rotisserie chicken at the store (One of my favorite short cuts. The Costco one is yummo), there is absolutely no cooking involved. That, my friends, makes this Creamy Dill Chicken Salad Sandwich perfect for hot summer days.
Finally, if you are looking for something to serve alongside your sandwich try these Garlic Chips and maybe you could even dip them in ranch.
This post was originally published in 2013 and was updated with photos and video in 2018.
gary holleranJuly 29, 2022 at 11:47 am
So recipe list calls for shallots, while the instructions call for red onion?
DesereeJuly 29, 2022 at 12:31 pm
Thank you for catching that, Gary! I’ve used both in this recipe. Shallots will be a little milder.
ErinJune 14, 2018 at 7:10 am
This was SO GOOD! I found myself eating it right from the bowl. :)
DesereeJune 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm
YAY! I am so happy to hear that!
Katherine MilesApril 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm
Love this. It’s like a NYC deli. Did not add vinegar as the yogurt already adds that slightly acidic taste.
Marie CzarneckiFebruary 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm
Now this looks great, will try it love chicken and sandwiches, but never tried dill.
Richa GuptaFebruary 16, 2018 at 6:05 am
Looks amazing, great idea to use leftover chicken at home!
Lindsay @ The Live-In KitchenFebruary 14, 2018 at 11:15 am
Looks like a great lunch option!
Lauren @ Hall NestingFebruary 14, 2018 at 8:57 am
I mean did you read my mind that I was craving chicken salad today?!
Erin DeeFebruary 13, 2018 at 10:38 pm
I love everything about this chicken salad recipe! Would love to have this for lunch!
KristaFebruary 13, 2018 at 6:10 pm
Love the dill flavor in this!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and DessertFebruary 13, 2018 at 6:41 am
Such a perfect salad! So simple and pretty!
AmandaFebruary 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm
Fresh dill just has a flavor that is SO amazing.. can’t wait to make this!
DemeterFebruary 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm
Dill is such an amazing herb! Love the addition of it to this classic!
Dorothy at Shockingly DeliciousFebruary 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm
If I call this a ranch chicken sandwich my kids will not be able to get enough! This looks fresh and tasty !
Michael GarciaFebruary 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm
Yessss! I am a MAJOR fan of chicken salad and this version of chicken salad looks way better then my own! Can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing! 😊❤️
DesereeFebruary 12, 2018 at 1:29 pm
You are so welcome! We are big chicken salad fans here too!
Nami | Just One CookbookAugust 3, 2013 at 12:35 am
When I use dill for some recipe, I usually don’t know what to do with it as I don’t know many recipes using it. This is a great salad and would love to eat it with sandwich! I love the smell of dill. I can totally imagine eating this right now. Love this recipe!
Christina GathrightJuly 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm
Love dill! This sounds perfect!
Ashley - Baker by NatureJuly 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Yum! I love dill, too, and I need to make this sandwich ASAP! Perfect for a picnic lunch :)
sheilaJuly 27, 2013 at 7:17 am
it’s a battle between basil and dill for me! this salad looks like it needs to be my lunch ;)
JessenJuly 27, 2013 at 5:17 am
I’m a Dill lover too! Fifteen years ago, I had Russian food for the first time, and there was a lot of dill going on. Loved it ever Since.
Robyn Stone | Add a PinchJuly 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm
Love chicken salad!!! We make it a lot especially in the summertime!!! This sandwich looks delish!!!
Chris at Hye Thyme CafeJuly 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm
LOVE dill in Chicken Salad … and soup … and scrambled eggs … YUM!!! :)