This is an easy and simple to make sandwiches
as you can make the fillings ahead of time.
Specially if you're having a big party,
the chicken part of the salad can be made a day before
and then an hour or so before serving it
you can mix in the other ingredients.
It is truly a time saver.
And if there's any leftovers,
they will keep in the fridge for as long as 3 days.
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
(I use rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup mayo,
1 tbsp mustard,
salt and pepper
1-tbsp white sugar
2-3 stalks celery, sliced
few sprigs green onions (sliced)
1 cup grapes, either green or red, halved
1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
Slice chicken breast into cubes or just shred them
Combine mayo, sugar,mustard, salt and pepper
Toss chicken in with this mixture to coat well
Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for 5 hours.
Serve as a salad
At this point this can be served as a salad, but before serving,
combine pecans, green onions, celery and grapes
with the chicken mixture.
Place on a platter lined with lettuce leaves
or serve as a side dish.
Cook the bacon until nicely browned and crispy
either in the oven or in a fry pan.
Drain them on paper towels.
from a bakery
You can use any of your favorite rolls
or bread for the sandwiches.
For big group, I like to buy the croissants
at the bakery or if time permits,
I make the Potato Dinner Rolls, click here for the recipe, or
I use any of the recipes for the following bread to make rolls:
Pan de Sal recipe, click here,
Basic Sweet Dough recipe, click here.
These dough recipes make good rolls for the sandwiches.
Using this sandwich fillings, you can make open-face sandwiches
using Ritz Crackers for Horderves,
click here for the post.
Put the other half of rolls on top of tomatoes
and secure them with toothpicks if desired.
Notes from MaMely:
1) To toast the pecans, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a 350 degrees oven for 5-8 minutes.
2) To cook bacon in the oven, line a baking sheet with aluminum paper, then arrange the bacon on single layer. Pop it in the 350 degrees pre-heated oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes, or til bacon are nicely browned and crispy.
2) It is best to use celery, grapes and green onions that have been chilled in the food chiller.
3) Can use walnuts or cashews in place of pecans.