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December 6, 2011

Spicy Chicken Salad With Bacon - Home Cooked Recipe 22

I never really ate chicken salad growing up.  Tuna salad?  Yes.  But as I've matured, and become more adventurous in my eating, I'm up to try new things.  I thought that if I made my own chicken salad, I'd be able to put my own spin on it.  So this week's recipe is a great use for leftover chicken, and a great spin on a traditional chicken salad sandwich.  This recipe is enough for two to four sandwiches, depending on how much of the chicken salad you want to pile on.  I got three sandwiches out of my batch.  The spin on this chicken salad is a touch of buffalo wing sauce, and bacon.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Bacon

  • 1 large COOKED boneless, skinless chicken breast (hint, season the chicken with your fav spices before cooking, I used Emeril's Essence blend)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs Crystal Wing Sauce (or 1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce)
  • 1-2 tbs mayonnaise I prefer Helmann's but use your favorite)
    salt and pepper
  • 4-8 slices of sandwich bread
  • *optional - 1 rib of celery, diced
  • *optional - slices of your favorite cheese

First, dice your chicken breast into small pieces.  You can also pull your chicken if your prefer. 
Next, crumble 4 of your 8 slices of bacon.  Reserve the other 4 slices for topping your sandwich.
Mix together chicken, crumbled bacon, bell pepper. onion, wing sauce, and mayonnaise (also add the celery at this time if you've chosen to include it).  Season with salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Toast bread.  Spread a thin layer of mayo on each slice of bread.  Next add a layer of cucumbers to half the slices.  Top with chicken salad.  Add two strips of bacon on top of chicken salad. If you have chosen to add cheese, place it on top of the bacon.  Top with another slice of bread.  Slice sandwiches in half and serve. Great accompaniments include pickles slices, chips, or apple slices.


  1. Will definitely have to try this. I never thought of adding the hot sauce. Love the creativity.

  2. It adds a nice kick, and I've been obsessed with adding spice to all of my meals in the last year!