Oct 02

Garlic Herb Chicken Salad Sandwich

Guess what, everyone?! I’m now certified to insert/remove Nexplanons! Our Friday conference consisted of a workshop where Merck brought in a bunch of practice kits for us to learn/go over how to counsel patients on this long-term birth control option and of course, how to put em’ in and take em’ out!

This is my practice kit!

This is my practice kit!

They also brought us Panera because yay for sustenance and learning minds! We had some leftovers, so I pilfered it since I can’t stand to see food go to waste.


This back story is all just to illustrate how I managed to get an entire French baguette (+ a giant platter of mixed salad and 2 sandwiches) for free.

I don’t usually buy fancy loaves of bread on my own because I pinch pennies like nobody’s business (thanks, med school), but when it’s given to me? Entirely different story!

It worked out well because I needed to meal prep this weekend! Sandwiches + salad? Soup with bread? The possibilities are endless! Life is good.

garlic herb chicken salad sandwich

I hadn’t made salad in a while and one of my favorite salads out there is chicken salad, but I’m not the biggest fan of mayonnaise. :/

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

…So I was pretty overjoyed to find out that Sabra had come out with new spreads! I’ve been a fan of their hummus for quite some time, and their new spreads are primarily made of cooked chickpeas, non-GMO soybean oil, and tahini!

garlic herb chicken salad sandwich

They come in three flavors:

  • Garlic Herb
  • Honey Mustard
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper

Sabra‘s spreads contain 75% less fat than leading mayo brands and have 0g cholesterol, trans fat, or saturated fat, and are also kosher, gluten-free, non-dairy, and non-GMO. The Garlic Herb + Sea Salt & Cracker Mustard have no added sugars and are also vegan!

Since I’m generally cooking for just one, I tend to cook in bulk to save time. This is super easy to whip up huge portions of in almost no time, and I just store it in my fridge and finish it off throughout the week!

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Garlic Herb Chicken Salad Sandwich

garlic herb chicken salad sandwich

Garlic Herb Chicken Salad Sandwich

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You'll Need...

  • 1 can of cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp Garlic Herb Sabra spread
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 medium apple, diced
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1-2 tbsp green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 8 1" slices of French bread
  • drizzle of EVOO


  1. Combine the chicken, Greek yogurt, garlic herb spread, cranberries, apple, hemp hearts, green + red onions, and mix until well combined.
  2. Heat grill pan on medium heat.
  3. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on each slice of bread and place each slice of bread oil-side-down on the grill pan. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Top each slice of bread with chicken salad mixture. Serve with fresh apple slices or salad.

Additional Notes

This is great for a quick n' easy recipe to make in bulk so you have enough to last the week!

garlic herb chicken salad sandwich

  • Which flavor of Sabra’s new spreads would you want to try first?
  • Do you have a favorite make-ahead meal?
  • What’s your favorite type of sandwich?
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  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Chicken salad is always so good! I still eat a sandwich everyday for lunch…except Saturdays…otherwise…I’m a sandwich lover!
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    1. Farrah

      I’m probably going to be doing this throughout the winter! It’s one of the quickest things ever! 😛

  2. Deanna Segrave-Daly

    Such a great idea to use it in chicken salad!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I can’t wait to make more things with these spreads! They’re so good! 😀

  3. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Weren’t the spreads so good? I also featured the Garlic Herb one. This chicken salad is right up my alley- I love that you incorporated apples and dried cranberries and of course I’m all about the Greek yogurt 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed they were! I was between featuring the garlic herb or honey mustard–it was hard, haha. They were all so good (+ yay for Greek yogurt! 😛 )!

  4. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating

    YUM! I’m not a fay of mayo either. But this recipe sounds delicious, especially with those Sabra spreads! I want to try the Honey Mustard one the most. Congrats on your new certification!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Kaylin! 😀

      I’m definitely going to need to be on the lookout for these in stores after I run out! :O

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law

    I’ve never ever had chicken salad but this looks SO good! I bet Jesse would love it too!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you both do! :D!

  6. rachel @ Athletic Avocado

    This sounds like the perfect lunch! yum!
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    1. Farrah

      It definitely was! :D!

  7. Kaleigh @ Lively Table

    You could totally take out my Nexplanon… it expires soon! ☺️ I got very good at taking home extra food in college too! Your sandwich sounds fab!

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, if you’re ever in the central NJ area, let me know! 😛

      It’s the best! :D! Yay for saving money!

  8. Ricardo

    First and foremost, my favorite sandwich is the Moons over my Hammy from Denny’s. It’s basically an egg and ham with cheese sandwich on sourdough.

    Second, I don’t know exactly what Nexplanons are, or if I should ever know, but it sounds like a solar system. Like the Nexplanons quadrant or “past the Nexplanon galaxy.”

    1. Farrah

      I don’t think I’ve ever tried that, but…sourdough! I recently acquired a sourdough starter so I have been all about the sourdough recipes! (Except that they’ll pop up early next year because yay for scheduling things ahead of time…)

      Nexplanon = a long-term implantable form of birth control that you insert into a patient’s arm! :O I like your take on it though, hahaha.

  9. Mona

    Love this take on chicken salad. Yum!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Mona! :D!

  10. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    Chicken salad ‘salads’ are a favorite in my house too. I like to use plain greek yogurt with just 1 tbs mayo for a little flavor. I’ll have to check out sabra’s spreads. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      I think you’ll love em’! 😀 They’re so good!!

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