Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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.

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Apr 2, 2011

Serves: 4

Total time: 10 min

Chicken

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.