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Apr022011

Chicken salad sandwich

Alternate title: Pantry sandwich.

On a recent snowy, cold day, I stood staring into my pantry, hungry, pondering lunch. It happened to be my 4-year-old's birthday, and he had already eaten a lunch involving raisins, chocolate and candy. So this lunch that I was pondering was for my husband and myself.

Soup, no. Pasta, no. Canned chicken, YES! And I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. I hadn't made chicken salad in far too long, and suddenly I needed it! I started grabbing ingredients, whatever I saw that would taste good with chicken and mayonnaise.

I threw the following ingredients into my favorite new splatter bowl:

One 12.5-oz. can chunk chicken, drained, pieces broken apart with a fork

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup pecans, chopped

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup Craisins

1/4 cup green olives, chopped

I mixed it all together.

And piled it in between two pieces of sourdough bread along with some fresh spinach. It rocked. Next time I will use meat from a Rotisserie chicken instead of from a can. I think that would rock even harder.

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (5)

This looks yummy! I am book marking this to make when it's too hot to use the oven. I think the rotisserie chicken idea sounds great. I bet shredded leftover grilled chicken would be tasty too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

04.2.2011 | Unregistered Commentermrsblocko

I love dried fruit in chicken salad - but never thought about olives - and it sounds amazing. I usually just toss in an extra breast when I make chicken just to have leftovers for salad - it freezes well and is less work than deboning a rotisserie bird.

Your son sounds a lot like my daughter!! Raisins, chocolate and candy would be her dream birthday lunch! Happy Birthday to the little guy!
However, your lunch is more to my taste, looks just perfect! Nicely done!!

04.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim - Liv Life

I made chicken salad today and it was awesome. I used canned chicken (white meat) celery, red grapes, craisins infused with pomegranate jucie,Mayo, sour cream and honey. Mixed together and sprinkled with toasted almonds. Served on a bed of lettuce for dinner.

05.12.2011 | Unregistered Commentermcausey

This recipe for chicken salad looks delicious and sounds great with sour dough and spinach. We're doing a blog hop today all about deli salads if you want to hop with us: http://www.favedietsblog.com/the-healthy-hop-may-edition/

Thanks!

Blair

05.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlair

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