Creamy Dill Chicken Salad

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.

A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. The perfect summer sandwich.

 

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.

A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. The perfect summer sandwich.

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.

A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. The perfect summer sandwich.

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.

A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. The perfect summer sandwich.

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.

A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. The perfect summer sandwich.

This post was originally published in 2013 and was updated with photos and video in 2018. 

Creamy Dill Chicken Salad Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time:
5(7)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fat free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup diced shallots
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • Lettuce

Instructions

1

Whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dill and dijon mustard in a bowl.

2

Fold in red onion and shredded chicken. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors meld.

3

To make the sandwiches, spoon chicken salad onto one slice of bread. Top with lettuce and another slice of bread. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 4 sandwiches. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Erin
    June 14, 2018 at 7:10 am

    This was SO GOOD! I found myself eating it right from the bowl. :)

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      Deseree
      June 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      YAY! I am so happy to hear that!

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    Katherine Miles
    April 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.

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    Marie Czarnecki
    February 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Now this looks great, will try it love chicken and sandwiches, but never tried dill.

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    Richa Gupta
    February 16, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Looks amazing, great idea to use leftover chicken at home!

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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
    February 14, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Looks like a great lunch option!

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Hall Nesting
    February 14, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I mean did you read my mind that I was craving chicken salad today?!

  • Reply
    Erin Dee
    February 13, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I love everything about this chicken salad recipe! Would love to have this for lunch!

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    Krista
    February 13, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Love the dill flavor in this!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    February 13, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Such a perfect salad! So simple and pretty!

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    Amanda
    February 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Fresh dill just has a flavor that is SO amazing.. can’t wait to make this!

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    Demeter
    February 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Dill is such an amazing herb! Love the addition of it to this classic!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    February 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 !

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    Michael Garcia
    February 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! 😊❤️

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      Deseree
      February 12, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      You are so welcome! We are big chicken salad fans here too!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 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!

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    Christina Gathright
    July 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Love dill! This sounds perfect!

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature
    July 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Yum! I love dill, too, and I need to make this sandwich ASAP! Perfect for a picnic lunch :)

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    sheila
    July 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 ;)

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    Jessen
    July 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.

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
    July 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Love chicken salad!!! We make it a lot especially in the summertime!!! This sandwich looks delish!!!

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    Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe
    July 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    LOVE dill in Chicken Salad … and soup … and scrambled eggs … YUM!!! :)