Monday, July 18, 2011

Secret Recipe Club - Barbecue Chicken Salad Sandwiches



This delicious Barbecue Chicken Salad Sandwich tastes like Summer. It also tastes like juicy tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper and a chicken salad mixture that has been dressed up with barbecue sauce and tossed with spring greens and sliced green onions. Overall though, it tastes like Summer, which is to say, it tastes fresh and delicious!

I came across the original recipe from Trisha at My Hobbie Lobbie while participating in a fun little foodie event, the Secret Recipe Club, hosted by the great Amanda's Cookin'. The idea of it is you are assigned a fellow food blogger each month, it is kept a secret of course, and you go to their food blog and pick a recipe (or more) to make. On the assigned date, everyone posts their creations and you go and visit and see all the goodies that were made. Sort of like a secret Santa, right?

My secret blogger is Trisha at My Hobbie Lobbie , who lives in India. Isn't it cool that we bloggers can live so far apart yet be connected via the recipes we share with each other? I think that is the coolest! Trisha had a great selection of recipes for me to choose from. I considered Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Cheese Pound Cake. In the end I decided to go the savory route when I saw her recipe for Chicken Mayo Sandwiches.

I put my twist on her recipe by adding barbecue sauce to the chicken salad mixture, as well as sliced green onions. The green onions give a punch of flavor that I really enjoyed. Thick slices of a juicy, ripe tomato add flavor and texture. This is a great sandwich for hot Summer weather.

Barbecue Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Makes several servings

Leftover chicken breast & thighs, cut up into pieces or pull apart with your hands into bite sized pieces
spoonful mayo
spoonful miracle whip
spoonful barbecue sauce
spring salad mix, chopped into small pieces
1 Tbsp. sliced green onions
tomato slices
salt and pepper
2 slices good quality bread

1. In a mixing bowl combine the chicken pieces, mayo, miracle whip and barbecue sauce. Stir well to combine. Set aside.

2. Chop the salad mix into small pieces. Mix gently with chicken mixture and sliced green onions. Add chicken mixture to one slice of bread. Lay out tomato slices on other slice of bread, adding salt and pepper to the tomatoes to season. Combine both slices and serve.

Source: Adapted from My Hobbie Lobbie




Linking up to:  

{M) Melt in Your Mouth Mon, Motivate Me MonMaking the World Cuter, Made By You Mon, Made With Love Mon, Share Mon, Market Yourself Mon, Craft-O-Manic Mon, Amaze Me Mon, Metamorphosis Mon, Get Your Craft On, This Week's Cravings, Making Mon Marvelous, Mad Skills, Inspire Me Mon, Make Something Mon, Link Party Mon, Mangia Mon, Marvelous Mess Mon, Mad Skills Mon, Homemaker Mon, Food'e' Friend Mon, Hunk of Meat Mon, 

{T} Show Me What You Got,  Tempt My Tummy Tues, Take A Look Tues, Handmade Tues, All Thingz Related, Anti Procrastination Tues, Tutorial Tues, Too Cute Tues, Tues Time Out, Delectable Tues, Ten on Tues, Tip Me Tues, A Little Birdie Told Me, Anything Goes, Creative Creations Tues, One Project at a Time, Tasty Tues, Inspiring Creativity, Tues Confessions 

{W} Whatever Goes Wed, Creative Share Wed, Show Off Your Stuff, Wed Link Party, Hoo's Got Talent, We Did It Wed, Linkin' with Luna, Link Party, Inspired by You Wed, What I Whipped Up Wed, Whassup Wed, Whisking WedWhat I Made Wed, Wow Me Wed, Wow Me Wed II, These Chicks Cooked, Cast Party Wed 

{Thur} Strut Your Stuff Thur, Hookin' Up A Crafty Soiree, Transformation Thur, Making It with Allie, Catch A Glimpse Thur, It's a Keeper Thur, Full Plate Thur, Sweet Treat Thur, Creative Juice Thur, Recipe Swap Thur, Sunday Baker, Creative Juice Thur, Twisted Thur, Doggone Dirty Craftin,

{F} Sweet Tooth Fri, Sweets This Week, Frugal Fri, Feature Yourself Fri, Foodie Fri, Home and Family Fri, I'm Lovin' It Fri, Show and Tell, Fri Favorites, Fantastic Fri, Fun with Food Fri, Weekend Wrap-Up, Pity Party, Simply Link Party, Lovely Crafty WeekendEverything But the Kitchen Sink, Fri Link Party, Inspiration Fri, Whatcha Got WeekendFri Free for All, Flaunt it Friday, Weekend Wander, Foodie Fri, Simply Creations Fri Link PartyFrugalicious Fri Fantabulous FriWeekend Show Off, Fat Camp Fri, Fri Fav Links, Weekend Bloggy Reading

{Sat} Check Me Out Sat, Sundae Scoop, Show and Tell Sat, Sat Spotlight, Sat Nite SpecialShindig Sat, Sat Swagger, Sweets for Sat, Summer Lovin' Sat Soiree, Strut Your Stuff Sat,

{Sun} Sun Showcase, Recipe Link Party, Just Something I Whipped Up, Sew Darn Crafty, Think Pink Sun, Your Recipe My Kitchen, Sun Link Party, Nifty Thrifty Sun, Potluck Sun, Sweet Indulgences Sun, So Sweet Sun, Savory Sun, Not Baaad Sun, Sharing Sun

32 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful looking sandwich.

    I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's what I call sandwich. I'm just thinking that meat is needed by our bodies, as simple as that, even though
    many would disagree I guess.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, that looks great! What a fanastic way to use leftovers! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My husband would loooove these sandwiches! It looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Chicken sandwiches are delicious and the addition of BBQ sauce is a good idea. Great SRC post.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That looks like a delicious sandwich! Perfect for lunch or dinner...yum!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great idea to add BBQ sauce to the chicken salad, also love the salted tomatoes. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  8. We've been eating lots of blts with our homegrown tomatoes. I can't wait to give this recipe a try. It will be a nice switch.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks like a delicious sandwich - I was thinking about BBQ chicken salad the other day, and now I have a recipe to reference! Glad to have met you through the club!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This sounds so delicious! I've never tried adding BBQ to chicken salad, but it looks like a genius idea!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have some barbecue chicken from last week that needs to get used up, I am thinking this would be perfect, great post!

    ReplyDelete
  12. That sure is a truly decadent sandwich.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a great idea for a sandwich!
    So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. This looks amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yum. I signed up for next month (I was a day late for this month). I can't wait to see who I get!!!
    Aimee

    ReplyDelete
  15. This sandwich looks awesome! Seriously delicious! Thanks so much for sharing and for the great links!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sandwich looks great - especially with the greens. it's always good to find recipes that involve using leftovers (rather than just eating them cold).

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a delicious looking sandwich! Definitely perfect for the summer!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I LOVE SRC, don't you? I am enjoying my first month and having so much fun getting to know tons of new bloggers! I see you love linky parties, as do I. I host a weekly THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, come check it out!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

    ReplyDelete
  19. Anything that "tastes like summer" is a winner in my book! This is just the type of dish that we love for lazy summer evenings. I'm loving these SRC posts! What a fun event!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ali, your version of the sandwiches looks divine. I'm so gonna try adding BBQ sauce to my mix the next time. Glad to know you were pleased with the outcome! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've never thought to add barbecue sauce. Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looks delish. Love your photos. And yes it is so cool that we can be connected though in different countries! Stopping by from SRC :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. WOW! These sandwiches look amazing!! Love these, gloria

    ReplyDelete
  24. This looks fabulous. Nice work on the Secret Recipe Club. Isn't it fun. I love finding new blogs and reading through them.

    ReplyDelete
  25. WOW! I was just looking at something similar but not nearly as mouth-watering as this. My BIL and kids are coming this week. THIS is going on the menu. Excellent post! Love the SRC!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That is one gorgeous sandwich...love the addition of BBQ sauce! This is my first SRC month, and I'm having a blast getting to discover some new food blogs and recipes!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I think this is the first time I saw a recipe that use mayo and miracle whip at the same time. Usually it's one or the other, not both. :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Mmm, great way to kick up a classic sandwich.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yum! I'm going to have to try that, never thought to add BBQ sauce to chicken salad. Sounds like a winner Ali!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Simple, yet delicious. Loving the SRC!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    ReplyDelete