BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches

A fantastic recipe for BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches. So easy to make and tastes great on your favorite bread or over a bed of lettuce.

chicken salad on a brioche bun

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.

salad wrap

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.

mixture for chicken salad sandwiches
Mixture for BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches
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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 (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
chicken salad sandwich with potato chips

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.

bbq chicken salad sandwiches

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!

bbq chicken salad sandwiches

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.

closeup of chicken salad

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.

chicken salad sandwich

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.

  1. Cook the chicken using your preferred method. Cube or shred the chicken. Place in large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, Yogurt, Onion, Celery, Salt and Red Pepper Flakes. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add BBQ Sauce mixture to the chicken and mix until all the chicken is covered with the sauce mixture.
  4. Serve on your favorite bread or bun. Optionally top with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes or your favorite toppings.

Printable Recipe Card

BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches

A fantastic recipe for BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches. So easy to make and tastes great on your favorite bread or over a bed of lettuce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 8 sandwiches
Calories 288 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 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 Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 Buns, split
Toppings (Optional)
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Sliced Cheese

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 20gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 630mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 105IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 11mg

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.

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One Comment

  1. Jessica says:

    This BBQ Chicken Salad Sandwiches recipe is very easy to make and it was delicious. I did cheat and used a store bought BBQ chicken. It was a great hit for everyone.

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