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Celery, chive and chicken sandwiches

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This chicken and celery sandwich recipe is guaranteed to turn you and your family into a fan of this classic sandwich combo. What are you waiting for?

  • Makes2
  • Prep time5 minutes
A stack of halved chicken sandwiches with celery, chives and mayo.

Ingredients

  • Softened butter, for spreading
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs finely chopped chives
  • 1 tbs flaked almonds, toasted
  • 2 sticks celery, trimmed, finely chopped
  • 4 thick slices bread
  • 160g Coles Shredded Roast Chicken Breast, coarsely chopped

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Lightly spread bread slices with butter.

  2. Step 2

    Place mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add chives, almonds, celery and chicken. Season. Stir to combine.

  3. Step 3

    Spoon chicken mixture onto one bread slice. Sandwich with remaining bread slice.

Chicken and celery sandwiches with chives recipe

The combo of celery and chicken ticks all the boxes for the perfect sandwich filling. It doesn’t result in soggy sandwiches, brings contrasting textures and also tastes delicious. Celery is airy and crunchy, and adds a peppery and fresh flavour to offset the richer flavours of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and butter. It’s also juicy, which helps add some moisture to the shredded chicken. You can also mince it into a very small pieces without the celery losing its shape or texture. 

 

How to make a chicken celery sandwich

Here are some tips for making a great sandwich:

  • To finely chop your celery for the chicken celery sandwich filling, slice down the length of the celery a few times, around 4-5 slices, making sure not to slice it all the way through the leafy end. This keeps all the celery pieces together while you chop them.
  • Dab the chopped celery with a clean cloth or paper towel before adding them to the filling mixture, to avoid making the filling too watery.
  • Be sure to cover the entire surface of the bread slices with butter to help prevent the bread from getting soggy when you fill it.

 

How to serve chicken celery sandwiches

Once you’ve got this recipe down pat, it’ll be one you’ll find yourself turning to for different occasions. It’s a tasty lunch to pack for work and a quick meal to make if you work from home. It’s great to include in school lunchboxes, just make sure it’s chilled with an ice pack. 

The celery sandwich is also a mainstay at high tea, with the crusts removed and cut into bite-sized portions. When fashioned into dainty ribbon sandwiches, this simple crowd pleaser can be confidently served at showers, parties and picnics.

 

Now get cooking

Ready in 5 minutes, this chicken celery sandwich recipe is the one to make when you want to entertain on the fly or need a quick and easy lunch. 

For more fresh tasting ideas featuring celery for the warmer weather, check out these recipes for chicken and corn sandwich stack, celery, apple and poached chicken salad and celery and blue cheese salad

Craving a hot dish with celery? Try chicken, celery and Gai lan stir-fry, fennel, potato and celery soup with dukkah and Colin Fassnidge’s chicken and vegetable soup for some inspiration. 

Or if you’re wanting to provide options at a grazing table, impress your guests with Courtney Roulston’s egg, spinach and potato chip sandwich, smashed avocado and chickpea sandwich and green goddess hummus sandwiches.

FAQs

    Celery, chive and chicken sandwiches

    Celery, chive and chicken sandwiches
    • Makes2
    • Prep time5 minutes
    Ingredients
    • Softened butter, for spreading
    • 1 tbs mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 tbs finely chopped chives
    • 1 tbs flaked almonds, toasted
    • 2 sticks celery, trimmed, finely chopped
    • 4 thick slices bread
    • 160g Coles Shredded Roast Chicken Breast, coarsely chopped
      Description

      This chicken and celery sandwich recipe is guaranteed to turn you and your family into a fan of this classic sandwich combo. What are you waiting for?

      Method
      1. Step 1

        Lightly spread bread slices with butter.

      2. Step 2

        Place mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add chives, almonds, celery and chicken. Season. Stir to combine.

      3. Step 3

        Spoon chicken mixture onto one bread slice. Sandwich with remaining bread slice.