Are you wondering what to do with your leftover grilled barbecued chicken? The taste of grilled chicken is so delicious so using it a second time around, in another dish, is a treat. This time of year is a good time for some lighter entrees. That’s why this recipe for chicken salad sandwiches is perfect.
I came up with a recipe that is loosely based off of a new favorite salad of mine from Panera Bread called the Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad. It is filled with fruit, chicken, pecans and of course poppyseed dressing. I figured I could somewhat recreate this in a sandwich form.
Here is what I did:
- about two cups cut up leftover grilled chicken (ours had barbecued sauce basted on)
- one cup hulled strawberries, cut in quarters
- one cup blueberries
- two cups shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix)
- 1/2 cup pecans
- poppy seed dressing to coat
I mixed this all together and served it in whole grain pita bread. The filling was delicious! I would have preferred the sandwich in a bakery croissant though. The pita bread was a little dry. The only consolation was that it was more healthy.