Tuesday, June 16, 2009

#145_Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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.

Ingredients for the chicken salad:
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.

To make the sandwiches:

Cook the bacon until nicely browned and crispy
either in the oven or in a fry pan.
Drain them on paper towels.

Croissant Rolls
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.

Split the buns and fill bottom half with
the chicken salad mixture.

Place some cooked bacon pieces on top of the
chicken salad

Top it with sliced tomatoes.
Put the other half of rolls on top of tomatoes
and secure them with toothpicks if desired.


Update: 6-11-11
The picture below is Chicken Salad in Bread Cone Sandwich which I recently served at a party. Instead of using regular rolls or bread to make sandwiches, try making it with bread cones for a more elegant-looking sandwiches. Here's the link on how to make the cone bread or Cornucopia Bread>>>>http://pinoyamericanrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/06/150chicken-salad-in.html

If you want a Chicken Sandwich with a touch of Pinoy, here's the link:

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.


  1. Ah, something new, I have not tried mine with grapes, will add that next time. I also use rotisserie.

  2. Hello Ebie, thank you as always for dropping by.
    I know, using rotisserie chicken is super time saver.
    Take care!

  3. Yummy naman nito,Mamely...you made me crave for it..

  4. Thank you peachkins. yummy talaga ito at madali lang gawain. Hope you'll try it.
    Take care!

  5. Mamely! Because you are one of the most creative Mommie in Blogger world...i hand you this award..The "Creative Mom Blogger Award" which you can see at my site..=)
    and by the way..those bacon are so crisp and yummy, sa tingin ko hindi na aabot sa sandwich yan...ubos na kaagad after frying..=P

  6. Oh wow!! that is so nice of you to give me an award. I will try and take that from your site. The reason I said "I will try" is because manang of kusinanimanang, awarded me the Lemon award awhile back but I wasn't successful in installing the logo on my site. I appreciate you for thinking of me!!!