Here's a super easy BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe for all of you to try. You probably have all the ingredients you need to make these sandwiches in your kitchen.
One of the things I like about this sandwich recipe is that you can cook your chicken using whatever method you prefer or you can make it even easier by using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.
🐓 How to Handle Raw Chicken
Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
Do not wash raw chicken (which prevents cross-contamination).
Wash all utensils and cutting boards (if applicable).
If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don't ever use the juice from the marinade.
Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
If you are not picky about your chicken, you can even use shredded chicken from a can. I have to be honest I tried it once and it wasn't terrible. But I really prefer to use fresh chicken when I can.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
If you don't have any great yogurt on hand, you can substitute for some mayonnaise. I've made this sandwich recipe both ways and they are both equally delicious. Just keep in mind that each sandwich will have almost double the calories if you use mayonnaise!
When it comes to the BBQ Sauce, feel free to use your favorite kind and flavor. Almost all BBQ sauces pair perfectly with chicken. Or if you are in the mood and have time on your hands, you can make your own using my Signature Whiskey BBQ Sauce recipe or my El Paso BBQ Sauce recipe.
While I love to eat these sandwiches in a bun, specifically a yummy Brioche Bun, you can use whatever you prefer and have on hand. Like I always say, use what you got!
I like to top my chicken salad sandwich with sliced tomato and some leaf lettuce. Sometimes I also like to add a piece of slice cheese. Like a good pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese but you can make this sandwich your own and top it with whatever you want or put nothing on it at all.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, BBQ Sauce, Greek Yogurt, Yellow Onion, Celery, Salt, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Buns, Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes and Leaf Lettuce.
🥣 How to make BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Cook the chicken using your preferred method. Cube or shred the chicken. Place in large bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, Yogurt, Onion, Celery, Salt and Red Pepper Flakes. Stir until well combined.
Add BBQ Sauce mixture to the chicken and mix until all the chicken is covered with the sauce mixture.
Serve on your favorite bread or bun. Optionally top with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes or your favorite toppings.
BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- 2 Large Chicken Breasts, cooked & chopped
- ½ Cup BBQ Sauce
- 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt, or to taste
- ½ Cup Yellow Onion, finely chopped
- ½ Cup Celery, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 8 Buns, split
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Leaf Lettuce
- Sliced Cheese
- Cook the chicken using your preferred method. Cube or shred the chicken. Place in large bowl. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, Yogurt, Onion, Celery, Salt and Red Pepper Flakes. Stir until well combined.
- Add BBQ Sauce mixture to the chicken and mix until all the chicken is covered with the sauce mixture.
- Serve on your favorite bread or bun. Optionally top with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes or your favorite toppings.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.