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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


  1. That's a wonderful looking sandwich.

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

    Cook Lisa Cook

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

  12. That sure is a truly decadent sandwich.

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

  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!!!

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

  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).

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

  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!

  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!

  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! :)

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

  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 :)

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

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

  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!!!

  26. That is one gorgeous 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!!

  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. :)

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

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

  30. Simple, yet delicious. Loving the SRC!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh


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