Friday, July 17, 2015

Fruity Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Tender chicken and sweet fruit, are mixed together in this sweet and tangy sandwich filling.

We've been visiting family in the U.S. and they have been keeping us busy. We've visited Fort Niagara, went to the drive in, went to Field Days on the Tuscarora reservation and this weekend we are heading to a Pow Wow in Salamanca. Needless to say, if we didn't want to be eating fast food the whole time, we had to plan ahead. We cooked up some extra chicken when grilling one night and turned them into chicken salad sandwiches on another night. 

A few years ago, my Mother in Law introduced me to grapes in my tuna fish sandwiches. I loved the sweetness in contrast to the pungent onion and tangy mayonnaise. So when making this chicken salad, we decided to throw in grapes and mango, that needed to be used up. I have to say that I really loved the mango with the chicken. It was an extra burst of flavour mingling in there. The kiddos really loved the sweetness. They usually aren't big fans of chicken salad, but were happy to dig into these sandwiches after a long day out in the sun. 

Fruity Chicken Salad Sandwiches

2 grilled chicken breasts, chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
2 Tbs onion, finely chopped
1/3 C grapes, cut into quarters
1 mango chopped
1/2 C mayonnaise (more if desired)
1/2 tsp season salt
fresh ground pepper
Green leaf lettuce
your favourite sandwich bread

In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, celery, onion, mango, grapes, mayonnaise, season salt and pepper. Refrigerate at least 1 hr, to let the flavours combine.

Place desired amount of chicken mixture between two slices of bread, with green leaf lettuce.

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Joann Woolley said...

Sounds perfect for a picnic lunch at the park. Pinning to my picnic board now.

April J Harris said...

I have had chicken salad with grapes before and loved it - I really like the idea of adding mango too! This is such a fresh and delicious idea for summer, Cindy. Pinned and shared. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Debra Clark said...

Love the addition of Mango, sounds so bright and refreshing! Thank you again for stopping by and sharing your recipe with us at Try a Bite Tuesdays!

Kimberly Lewis said...

Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

NewMrsAdventures said...

Perfect Summer meal!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!