"My wife and I enjoyed warm chicken sandwiches similar to these at a restaurant," recalls Tom Wolf of Tigard, Oregon. "We wanted a little more flavor, so one night I experimented and came up with this zesty version. We like it best made with Greek olives," he adds.
When one of my favorite lunch spots closed, this recipe let me hold on to more than just good memories. The peas, bacon and cheese are such a fun and springy combo. I make big batches of the salad for parties—turns out I'm not the only fan! —Merrijane Rice, Kaysville, Utah
I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
"I first tasted this warm ham and cheese sandwich at a luncheon, and it quickly became a favorite in our house," says Florence McNulty of Montebello, California. "I keep some in the freezer for fast meals. My bridge club enjoys them with soup and fresh fruit."
"I came up with this sandwich when we wanted a light supper and didn't want to turn on the oven one summer evening," recalls Renee Rutherford of Andover, Minnesota. Tip: "Serve it for lunch, as a snack or paired with refried beans for dinner," she says.