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Barbecued Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

Barbecued Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

An impromptu picnic inspired me to put together this dressed-up chicken salad sandwich. The sauce gives leftover poultry a scrumptious punch. An instant summertime favorite, these sandwiches have become a mainstay at our house.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 kaiser rolls, split
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 8 lettuce leaves


  • 1. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag; add barbecue sauce. Seal the bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium-hot heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Cool; cover and refrigerate chicken until chilled.
  • 3. Chop chicken; place in a large bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, onion, celery, salt and pepper flakes. Serve on rolls with tomato and lettuce. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 481 calories, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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Aquarelle User ID: 985301 79796
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"Ooohh! Yeah! I coarsely ground the grilled chicken in the processor, adding a bit more barbecue sauce, then proceeded with the recipe. Excellent sandwich filling."

keelyr User ID: 5361571 61235
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"This was really good."

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