Thursday, July 23, 2015

Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad


Wouldn't this Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad recipe would make the perfect summer sandwich?



I am all about a quick, easy meal during the summer.  Chicken salad is just one of those things we keep around for an easy sandwich or a light dinner.  There are a thousand different variations of chicken salad, but I'm a big fan of this one, especially during summer grilling season!  It incorporates the flavors of grilling without the work.

Wouldn't this Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad recipe would make the perfect summer sandwich?




Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad

Ingredients

1 rotisserie chicken
5 slices bacon
1/2 cup pecans
2 stalks celery
1/4 red onion (about 1/3 cup)
2 tbsp dill pickle relish
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup bbq sauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat a pan over medium heat.  Add bacon and cook until crisp; drain on paper towels and crumble.  Remove bacon grease from pan, reduce heat to low, and toss in pecans.  Toast until fragrant, about 1 minute, then remove from pan, chop, and set aside.

Remove meat from chicken; discard skin and bones.  Chop chicken into 1/2" pieces and place in a large bowl.  Finely chop the celery and red onion and add to chicken.  Add pecans and bacon and toss well.

In a medium bowl, mix together relish, mayo, BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, and garlic until well-incorporated.  Fold sauce into chicken mixture until mixed.  Add salt and pepper as needed.
Serve on toasted wheat bread with arugula (or a similar leafy green).

Wouldn't this Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad recipe would make the perfect summer sandwich?




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