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Lunch by the pool: Chicken Salad Sandwich

 As a newlywed, I am still trying to add to my repertoire of meals.  This week we had some rotisserie chicken leftovers, so I decided to try and squeeze another meal out of that first one.  Do you ever do that?  Cooking is such a creative process, for me it's like a puzzle.  This time I had all the pieces!

As with most of my recipes, this involved throwing a bunch of stuff and mixing it together: SUPER EASY!


  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds optional
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder, or to taste, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • lettuce leaves

All of these amounts are suggested, but really you can add as much or as little of what you have and make it your own style.   

(I used this recipe as a guide but then tweeked it a bit.)


Basically mix all of these ingredients together and add mayo to taste.  I added a little spoonful of sour cream for a little more moisture.

And there you have it! It makes for a quick lunch preparation.  I think it took me about 15 minutes total.


Nicolle said...

That looks delicious. I love chicken salad sandwiches. I usually go the easy way and use can chicken, but now I've got to try out your recipe.

And, I love the view by the pool.

Karen said...

YUM .... It ALL looks delish!

Simone said...

Soooo yummy! I would love to sit by the pool and eat these sandwiches! But here it is just too cold to sit outside yet...only 5°Celsius.

Kisses from Austria,

Gina said...

Looks delicious! And I love that photo--great shot!

xo, gina

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

nice photos, and it looks delicious. i like the addition of curry powder (of course!) and apples.
yes, i always squeeze out one more meal if there are leftovers.

anita said...

nice, fresh lunch!

rottiserie leftovers w/ apple, celery and raisens are my fav mix. have you ever tried the mayo made with olive oil? i have started using it, and its very good.

looks like a nice lunch break!

Cheryl said...

I did the same exact thing last week with my leftover chicken and then I made chicken stock with the rest of it. I used some fresh oregano in my chicken salad and it was actually pretty tasty that way!
All of your food looks great -I will have to try to make sushi one of these days ;)

Carole said...

Nice post. If you like chicken, you might like my take on Sichuan chicken. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/my-take-on-sichuan-chicken.html