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.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

One of my favorite versions of the delicious and satisfying chicken salad sandwich.

Serves: 4

Total time: 10 min

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 8 slices sourdough or white bread
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
Instructions:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, mayonnaise, pecans, raisins, Craisins and green olives. Mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture four ways and place each serving on a slice of bread. Top with ¼ cup fresh spinach and another slice of bread.