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Chicken Salad for Sandwiches
Chicken Salad for Sandwiches
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs

Simple crockpot recipe to make the famous Willow Tree Chicken Salad for Sandwiches. Moist and full of flavor for a lunch time sandwich.

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 214 kcal
For the Chicken in Crockpot
  • 1 pound chicken breast cooked in the crockpot
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 bouillon chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
For the Mix
  • 3 tablespoons celery finely minced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Cook the chicken in the crock pot with the seasoning. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours. When full cooked. Drain the chicken.
  2. Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, blend chicken breasts until thoroughly shredded.
  3. Remove bowl from stand mixer and add in all other ingredients. Stir by hand to mix well to blend everything well.
  4. Serve with lettuce leaves on a roll to make the traditional Willow Tree sandwich. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Let the chicken cool off before pulling it apart.  It makes it easier to handle. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad for Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 46IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.