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#60 – Chicken Salad Sandwich

My girlfriend and I met up for lunch at a little downtown restaurant, you know kind with flavored iced teas and little fancy sandwiches?   The kind of place you can get together with an old friend you haven’t seen in months and catch up. I think my friend intentional choose this place as she knew how much the menu would appeal to the foodie in me. I “oohed” and “aahed” over the display of sandwiches (it took me too long to decide between my favorite chicken salad sandwich and grilled vegetables with goat cheese sandwich) while we waited in line.

My favorite finally won out over the promised flavor of goat cheese accompanied by grilled vegetables. Paired with some peach iced tea, I was ready for some girl chat. A mental note was made for the next lunch date to take place at this restaurant so I could come back and sample that grilled vegetable sandwich.

As enjoyable it is to try restaurant’s version of a recipe, and the appreciation of the expenses to operate a restaurant, I do tend to cringe on the inside at the prices I tend to pay for a meal when I eat out.

Fast forward to the weekend when I went grocery shopping and grabbed a ready-eat rotisserie chicken from Costco for $8 for a quick and easy dinner. Our family only eats half a chicken which allows for a second meal with the leftover chicken. Normally I would make chicken quesadillas, but I was reminded of the delicious but pricey (in my opinion) chicken salad sandwich I had early this week and decided to shake it up a bit in the kitchen…. Scandalous, I know! 😉

This recipe was super easy to make. I ended up serving these for lunch however I liked the idea of making a batch ahead of time so I could use it during the week for lunches. What a delicious sandwich to serve at a bridal shower or baby shower too!

I liked serving dill pickles along side the sandwich as it complimented the dill that was in the sandwich.

A delicious and yet simple entertaining lunch idea. Chicken Salad Sandwiches are my all time favourite! www.365daysofeasyrecipes.com A delicious and yet simple entertaining lunch idea. Chicken Salad Sandwiches are my all time favourite! www.365daysofeasyrecipes.com

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Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken , chopped
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup celery , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut the croissants in half. Spoon the chicken salad on to one half of each of the croissants. Top with other half of croissant.
  3. Serve with a side of pickles if desired.

Diana L.

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