A delicious Starbucks Chicken Salad Sandwich made of tender chicken, crisp apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts combined in a zesty dressing with full flavor.
This is the perfect blend of sweet and savory that you’re looking for to create a meal that’s sure to please everyone! Layered onto whole-grain bread or served on a bed of greens, you will love this satisfying salad.
History of Starbucks Chicken Salad Sandwich?
This sandwich is one of my favorites. I love the unique blend of flavors. It’s very distinctive from any other chicken salad I have ever tasted, and it is always a hit with my family, so I wanted to share my recipe with you!
As far as I can tell, this sandwich was introduced on “Take Your Kids to Work Day” at Starbucks back in 2009.
This was a very memorable day as it also happened to be my oldest daughter’s birthday, and she got to spend it with her dad at his workplace.
How to make Starbucks Chicken Salad Sandwich
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 1 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- salt and pepper to taste (about a teaspoon each)
1. Combine the mayo, sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Mix the chicken with the celery and grapes in a large bowl; drizzle with the mayo mixture.
2. Toast the bread and spread a bit of the chicken salad onto both slices of the bread.
3. Add the walnuts and enjoy!
Delicious served with leafy green lettuce or mixed greens on a bed of fresh spinach!
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Nutrition facts of Starbucks Chicken Salad Sandwich
It is delicious to have a sandwich on the side as an alternative. It gives an extra kick to your meal without being filling. It is also great for layering in between two slices of bread.
Health benefits of Starbucks Chicken Salad Sandwich
Filled with vitamins and minerals which boost your immune system. Consuming vitamin C found in fruits can help you to fight off infections.
It is a great source of fiber. Fiber is essential for digestive health. A healthy digestive system will prove to be beneficial for your overall health and well-being.
It lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Broccoli, grapes, and walnuts are filled with antioxidants that help lower cholesterol and fight off the bad stuff in your body, like cancer cells.
It is very nutritious. The salad mixture creates a full meal which keeps you full for a long time.
It’s also a good source of protein and fiber. Protein helps keep your energy levels up, which means that you’ll be less likely to snack on unhealthy foods during the day.
Fiber helps with digestion and promotes regular bowel movements, which prevents constipation and abdominal bloating that you may experience with lots of fiber foods in your diet.
How to store?
Refrigerate after opening until needed.
The spinach can be kept fresh for a week in the fridge. Pasta salad and fruit salads should be best eaten within 3 days.
Is It Healthy?
It certainly is with the rich mix of chicken, celery, and walnuts! This is one of the more healthy chicken salad recipes you will find.
Can I make Starbucks Chicken Salad Sandwich at home?
I’m sure if you read my guide on making Starbuck’s Salad Latte Mix, you can come up with your version. All you need are some ingredients like mayo, sugar, and vinegar commonly used in making salad dressings.
Can I Freeze It?
I’d suggest not freezing it unless you’re using cooked chicken. If you do freeze it, I advise you to thaw it in the fridge overnight before serving.
Do I need any special equipment for making this recipe?
I would recommend a food processor for chopping the celery and nuts and a medium-sized bowl to mix all dressing ingredients. A large bowl would do just fine too.
How to Eat?
You could serve this salad as a side dish, but I think it would be better for your health to eat it as a sandwich. This is best eaten on low-carb bread as you would have too much bread otherwise.
I hope you found this recipe to be appealing, and now you can use your imagination and make it at home in your kitchen!
The Bottom Line
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! My family loves this sandwich, so I love making it for them.
I’m pretty sure that if you try it and you like it, you will also share it with your family and friends. This is one of those foods that taste so good; no one can resist!
Let me know how your experience went by leaving a comment in the comment box below!
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