KatS Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe @pinch

This chicken salad sandwich is incredible! The chicken is tender and smoky. Onion and bell pepper add sweetness and crunch. Cilantro and olives bring a touch of fresh flavor and saltiness, while chipotle peppers and jalapenos add heat and smokiness. Held together with just enough creamy mayonnaise, the chicken salad has a burst of flavor and texture in every bite. Pineapple slices add a tropical feel and balance the spices. Hard rolls are sturdy enough to hold the filling without making the bread soggy. This chicken salad is great for a picnic, potluck, lunch, or dinner. Spicy and satisfying, you'll love this chicken salad. My husband and I love spicy foods, so I made up a chicken salad recipe that really pushes the envelope on Southwest flavors! It's such a great change from the traditional chicken salad sandwich.

kats southwest chicken salad
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Chicken Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 large chicken breast
  • chopped (smoked
  • bone-in with skin on); remove skin and bone before chopping
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup(s) chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh cilantro
  • pulled from stem then chopped
  • 1/8 cup(s) canned black olives
  • chopped
  • 2 - pickled jalapeno peppers
  • chopped
  • 1 - canned chipotle pepper in Adobe sauce
  • chopped (Kat uses 2)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • - salt and pepper
  • to taste
  • 3/4 cup(s) mayonnaise (more if needed to moisten the above ingredients)
  • - cheddar jalapeno bread or hard sandwich rolls for eight sandwiches
  • - garlic powder
  • - cooking spray
  • - peach slices
  • pineapple slices
  • or avocado
Intructions :
  • Combine all chicken salad ingredients in bowl and mix well. This is a very hot and spicy recipe
  • but you can reduce the chipotle and jalapeno pepper if you wish. The pickled jalapeno gives the chicken salad a little of the tartness that we expect with dill pickles in a traditional chicken salad.
  • Once mixed
  • sprinkle garlic powder on the bread or rolls. Spray with cooking spray and then toast under the broiler.
  • Spread the chicken salad mixture on the toasted bread. Choose a garnish. Try pineapple or peach slices (even better if it's grilled.) The sweetness of the fruit will complement and tame the heat from the peppers. Avocado is also a tasty garnish.

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Keyword : southwest-chicken salad-sandwich-American

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