Warning—you will be asked to make this recipe repeatedly! Perfectly poached chicken is combined with a creamy dressing spiked with red onions, gherkins and parsley to make the BEST Chicken Sandwich Filling. This is the answer to your next picnic, afternoon tea or grazing platter. Whether served in finger sandwiches, stuffed into a brioche roll or wrapped in flatbread, this filling is absolutely delicious and easy to make. You can even store it in the fridge for quick lunches or dinners during the week.

Is The BEST Chicken Sandwich Filling suitable for leftovers?

Yes, the BEST Chicken Sandwich Filling can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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The Best Chicken Sandwich Filling Recipe

The BEST Chicken Sandwich Filling

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  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Units Scale
  • 900 g chicken breast, poached and finely chopped – this is approximately 4 small or 3 large chicken breasts (see note 1)
  • 1 cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup pickles or gherkins, finely diced
  • 1/4 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 slices of bread to make 8 sandwiches or 18 mini dinner rolls (pictured)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Serve in sandwiches, wraps, brioche or bake-at-home mini dinner rolls.


Note 1 – Check out this recipe from RecipeTin Eats for easy poached chickenRoast chicken leftovers can also be used (but watch how much salt you add).


Refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: lunch, snack, sandwich, sandwich filling
  • Method: combine
  • Cuisine: American