Flavorful Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich


So, as we close in on the end of the month I am trying really hard to buy as little extra as possible. I had all the ingredients in my refrigerator except the loaf of bread which was on sale this week! Yes! I could have baked a loaf but I was trying to make this a super easy meal.

One nice thing is to add a salad to this or a hot bowl of soup and it is a nice simple filling meal for your family.

Verdict:

I didn’t tell my children what was in this sandwich until after they both tried it and said they really liked it. I knew my daughter would balk at the horseradish and mayonnaise. She even told me if she knew what was in there before she ate it she probably would not have tried it. My son was more concerned with the combination of the ingredients as he thought they should not work together but was surprised at how good they really were together.

Since each had two slices of sandwich I would say they certainly liked it. As I said above pair this with a nice green salad or a hot bowl of soup and you have a hearty meal.

The best part of this meal? You can make all the pieces ahead of time – cook and chop the chicken, make the sauce, and shred the cheese. All you will need to do is assemble the sandwich and bake on a busy night!

Flavorful Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A flavorful hot chicken salad sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large loaf Italian bread, bakery or fresh-baked
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, fully cooked and cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 – 5 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon (heaping)  prepared horseradish
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, black pepper, yellow mustard, salt, sugar, garlic, horseradish, lemon juice, and paprika in a bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Chop cooked chicken if not already cut into small pieces.
  3. Remove about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of sauce from the bowl. Add the chicken and 1 cup of cheddar cheese to the bowl of sauce. Stir well. Taste and adjust spices to your liking.
  4. Slice a large oval into the top of the bread removing some of the softer inside bread to make a bowl to fill with the chicken.
  5. Fill the bread bowl with the chicken.
  6. Place sandwich on a rimmed backing sheet covered in aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until center is hot.
  7. Remove sandwich from oven and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of sauce over the top and drizzle with a tablespoon or two of the extra sauce.
  8. Place sandwich under the broiler and allow to slightly brown the cheese. Watch carefully not to burn!
  9. Remove sandwich from oven and slice to serve.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. OMG. This has my name written all over it. 😍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Making this tonight! Had one of those “what on earth can I do with this chicken?” moments!!! Thanks for the solution! Hearty and spicy! Will let you know how my husband likes it!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I hope he likes it!

      Like

  3. Erika Kind says:

    You are always coming up with the coolest ideas. Thumbs up!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. My kids don’t always agree but one day they will get it. Lol.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika Kind says:

        LOL… I totally hear you… haha!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Ghulam Nabi says:

    Osm

    Like

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