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Monday, January 4, 2021

BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

How to make BBQ Chicken Salad. Easy, delicious, and no additional pans to wash! It really is a bonus meal to enjoy. Not the usual chicken salad, you will love this one, with or without chips on the side!


This recipe for BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches came about because of our enjoyment of Baked Potato Bar, for dinner. A Baked Potato Bar is one super easy meals to make and enjoy. Baked Potato Bar is pretty much like having Salad Bar for dinner. Only with baked potatoes!  

While the potatoes are baking we cook up some toppings, whatever we desire and find in the pantry. Such as pan-roasted broccoli or zucchini, our favorite taco meat, sauteed ham or sausage, Pulled BBQ Chicken, buttered corn, cooked peas, and grated cheese. 

For Pulled BBQ Chicken, I will load the slow cooker with 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and cover them with our favorite BBQ sauce, simply slow cook until meltingly tender. When pulled with a couple of forks it is perfect for Baked Potato Bar night. 

How to make BBQ Chicken Salad!

And it is also the perfect time to make a bonus meal. Just tuck a couple of skinless boneless breast pieces into each end to cook in all that saucy goodness right along with the thighs. Set the cooked breast pieces aside for sandwich making!

One is usually sliced thinly for sandwiches but the other is used for this delicious BBQ Chicken Salad...you can of course use both to make the BBQ Chicken Salad, just remember to double everything else also!

This is a delicious sandwich! BBQ Chicken Salad is crunchy, not too sweet, and delicious between a couple of slices of bread, or open-face style. Be sure to add some bread and butter pickle slices and a few black olives, on the side! I love bonus cooking! And so will you. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • cooked chicken breast meat
  • mayonnaise
  • smoked paprika
  • bread and butter pickle brine
  • celery
  • quick pickled onions
  • salt and pepper
You will also need the following:
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • measuring spoons
  • silicone spatula 
  • serving dish 
  • storage container with a tight-fitting lid
Now you are ready to begin!


BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches
by the seat of my pants

1 cooked (in BBQ sauce!) chicken breast half
2 ribs celery
1/4 c Quick Pickled Onion, drained
3 T mayonnaise
2 - 3 t "Bread and Butter" style sweet pickle brine
1/4 t smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper if desired


Simple ingredients for a delicious BBQ Chicken Salad for sandwiches.

Dice the celery and the chicken meat into 1/4 inch pieces. 

Place the celery, chicken, and the Quick Pickled Onions into a medium-sized bowl. 

Add the mayonnaise, smoked paprika, along with sweet pickle brine. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Transfer to a serving bowl or storage container with a tight-fitting lid. 

BBQ Chicken Salad sandwich, open-faced style!

To serve, simply make yourself a sandwich...

Storage options for BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for 3 - 5 days. I do not recommend that you freeze this recipe. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches
by the seat of my pants

1 cooked (in BBQ sauce!) chicken breast half
2 ribs celery
1/4 c Quick Pickled Onion, drained
3 T mayonnaise
2 - 3 t "Bread and Butter" style sweet pickle brine
1/4 t smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper if desired

Dice the celery and the chicken meat into 1/4 inch pieces. 

Place the celery, chicken, and the Quick Pickled Onions into a medium-sized bowl. 

Add the mayonnaise, smoked paprika, along with sweet pickle brine. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Transfer to a serving bowl or storage container with a tight-fitting lid. 

To serve, simply make yourself a sandwich...

Storage options for BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for 3 - 5 days. I do not recommend that you freeze this recipe. 

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  1. Sounds yummy! And I love how you're doing the work once for multiple meals. Thanks for sharing, and happy New Year Melynda!

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    1. Thank you so much, may the new year treat you with adventure, happiness and of course good food to enjoy!

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  2. That's brilliant! I always forget about using baked potato as a meal and then adding some great fillers. Your recipe will be saved and I need to try it soon. I'll let you know.

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  3. A good salad is such a treat and what a great way to transform the chicken. The sandwich sounds delicious.
    Happy Fiesta Friday :)

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  4. I try not to have baked potato all the time but they are absolutely delicious! And I like your idea for barbecue chicken

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    1. Thank you, cooking additional meat for another meal is so easy and doesn't require much effort at all. Have a great week ahead!

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  5. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  6. Ohh - I like the zip of barbecue sauce! What a great idea - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your weekend is fantastic!

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    1. Yes it adds a little zip to the chicken salad, thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Looks like a great way to maximize your cooking time. Thank you for sharing it with Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen.

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    1. Deb, thanks so much for hosting Souper Sunday @ Kahakai Kitchen!

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