Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

If you’re craving a sandwich, try Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich.  This is one of these delicious dishes that uses up everything in your fridge:  leftover chicken, celery, grapes, apples, nuts and herbs.  Feel free to riff on it as you like, adding or removing based on what’s in your fridge, but be sure you’ve got some crunch and some color.

It’s also very quick.  Using rotisserie chicken means that in 20 minutes, you’ve got a delicious sandwich ready to chow on.

I always have leftover chicken, especially when I buy a rotisserie chicken.  Before tossing it, consider mixing it up with a wonderful creamy dressing of mayo, Dijon, and apple cider vinegar.  Splash that dressing with hot sauce, soy sauce and maple syrup to take it up a notch.

Begin by whisking up the dressing.  Set it aside while you chop up the celery, scallions, apples, nuts and grapes.

Mix the chopped ingredients with the shredded rotisserie chicken and add the dressing.  Toss it all together and adjust the salt and pepper as you desire.

You can leave it as is and serve it as a chicken salad over a bed of lettuce.  Very healthy and simple.

Or, you can toast up some multi-grain bread, add some Bibb lettuce to each piece of bread and top it with the rotisserie chicken salad.

Either way, this will be a hit!

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Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Makes: 4 sandwiches

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Salad:

  • 2 cups rotisserie or left-over chicken, shredded
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced, plus ¼ cup roughly chopped celery leaves
  • 1/2 apple (Granny Smith, Gala or Pink Lady), halved, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup cashews or peanuts, salted and roasted chopped, optional
  • 1/3 cup red or black seedless grapes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, chives, or mint
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 8 slices multigrain bread or crusty sourdough, toasted
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly cracked

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, maple syrup, and salt and pepper to taste.

Add the chicken, scallions, celery, celery leaves, apple, roasted nuts if using, grapes and herbs to the dressing and stir to combine. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired.

Make sandwiches with the toasted bread and Bibb lettuce.

Ingredients

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