Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chicken Salad Sandwiches - It's What's for Lunch!

I've tried to write this post so many times, but I have this amazing little dog that just wanted a lot of attention. Thankfully, I finally got her to take a nap! I guess that's what I get for treating a dog like a child. Oh well.

Back to the post. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite lunches - Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

Simple Chicken Salad by @cupcake_n_bake #lunchideas

Now, you've probably had chicken salad before. If you're like me, the chicken salad you usually see has nuts and grapes in it. This chicken salad does not. It's very simple. That's how I like it.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches via @cupcake_n_bake #lunchideas

In case you'd like to try it, here are the ingredients:
Shredded Chicken
Salt & Pepper

Shredded Chicken is the key. The easiest way to shred chicken is to use a pressure cooker. It makes it tender, and gives it this semi-flaky texture. Pressure cooking makes it super easy to pull apart. Now, you wont have chunks of chicken!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches via @cupcake_n_bake #lunchideas

While you're letting the chicken cool, boil some eggs. I'll give you a hint, I used two chicken breasts and 3 eggs. After the eggs have boiled, peel them and chop them into small chunks. I love eggs in my salads, so I like to use a lot of eggs. 

Next, add a few chopped dil pickles. I usually start out with 5 or 6. After I add those, I add about 2 heaping tablespoons of mayo. You'll want your chicken salad to be moist, so you may have to add more. Now, add a few more pickles. This is all taste specific. I usually add more eggs than pickles, because I'm not the biggest pickle fan. As the saying goes, to each his own.

Finally, top it off with salt and pepper, and make sure you mix it well. Spread it on some bread or crackers and pair it with your favorite chips. Now you have a simple and delicious lunch.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches via @cupcake_n_bake #lunchideas

Hubby and I love to take chicken salad on picnics; maybe you will too!

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  1. Sounds great. Simple & Delicious!

  2. This looks just about perfect - I will absolutely have to try it.

    Really happy to have found you via the Marvellous Monday link party.

    Kate x

    1. I'm glad you found me too! Thanks for the comment :)

  3. I love chicken sandwiches and always hide a little left over chicken for myself! I understand the issue with the pup! It is like having children - they always want your attention!

    Thank you for linking up to In and Out of the Kitchen. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at

    1. My friends tell me all the time that Effie is so much like a child. It's crazy!

  4. Dear Renea, just found you at Debi's Blog Hop!
    Your sandwich looks yummy!!!! I LOVE eggs and chicken, and the pickles will be ok for a crunch!
    I pinned it for the future!

    1. I'm glad you think you will enjoy it! [I also love when people pin my stuff :)]

  5. Chicken salad is my weakness! I seriously think I could eat it everyday. Thanks for the great tip about the pressure cooker. I always have the chunks. LOL I am thrilled that you shared with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Kathy @


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