Maple Mustard Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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We've added a slight flavor twist to our chicken salad to complement our newest favorite sandwich bun — one inspired by soft pretzels.

Maple Mustard Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Yield: 10 sandwiches
Published: 06/28/2013



  • 4 ½ cups cooked, diced chicken meat
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup diced celery (1 to 2 stalks)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup



1) To make the filling: Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.

2) Slice each pretzel bun in half horizontally.

3) Place a leaf of lettuce on the cut side of the bottom half, then top with a generous scoop (1/3 to 1/2 cup is a good amount) of chicken salad.

4) Top with the remaining bun half, cut-side-down.

5) Enjoy as is, or with your favorite sandwich side.

Yield: 10 sandwiches.


  • star rating 03/21/2014
  • Laura from Michigan
  • This is now my go-to chicken salad recipe. I like to use Grade B maple syrup as I can detect a more pronounced maple flavor in the salad.
  • star rating 08/22/2013
  • Peppy from Way South
  • Absolutely delicious! I make chicken salad often and was a little reluctant to change my usual recipe. Boy, was I glad I did. Followed the recipe and served it on the pretzel buns made from this website. So good!
  • star rating 08/21/2013
  • Nancy from Cape Coral, FL
  • This was a winner. Prepared night before and all my guests for lunch were very happy with it. Recipes given out.
  • star rating 08/18/2013
  • Kim from GR, MI
  • This is delicious-the pretzel bun pushes it to another level! I bought 2 rotisserie chickens at my deli which made it very easy. I added sweet pickles-just because I love them.
  • star rating 08/12/2013
  • nancy from brunswick ohio
  • I generally do not like maple in anything, but oh man! This recipe is killer! and on the pretzel bun! outstanding!! I can't say enough about this recipe, seriously, it is very tasty. My family took it for their lunches the next day.
  • star rating 08/06/2013
  • JuliN from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • I made this on a whim. I had roasted 2 Beer-Can chickens over the weekend, so that my husband would have plenty of chicken for the week. He's a really impatient eater and food has to be pre-prepared because when he's hungry, he's really hungry RIGHT NOW. I wanted to have something other than just roast chicken available for him. This is fantastic and he's already asked me to make it again! I followed the recipe exactly except for the celery. I had celery in the fridge but it didn't look crisp and appetizing, so I subbed 1-1/2 tsp celery seed for the flavor. Ladies, your husbands will like this!!

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