Canned Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Disclosure:  I received a Hannaford gift card which will allow me to purchase the canned items and other ingredients I need for a series of 8 posts about the Cans Get You Cooking program.  I am disclosing this per FTC guidelines.
As a food blogger, I’m participating in the Cans Get You Cooking program – a program dedicated to educating people about the benefits of cooking with canned foods.  From now until the month of December, I will be sharing recipes I love using canned ingredients from my own “Cantry.”

I have always enjoyed chicken salad sandwiches, but last year a friend of mine suggested that I make it with canned chicken. Once I tried it, I was hooked because [A] it’s less work to throw together, [B] I love the flavor and shredded texture and [c] it’s convenient and fresh.  Now, I always keep canned chicken on hand for a quick, fresh sandwich!


One 10 ounce can makes 2 sandwiches.



The chicken is packed in lots of water, so even after you drain it, it’s nice and moist.



I like to add chopped walnuts and dried cranberries.  It gives it a little crunch and a touch of sweetness.



A little mayonnaise and you’re good to go!



I personally like it on whole wheat low-cal bread.


Give it a try and let me know what you think!




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The canning process used today is fundamentally the same that our grandparents and great grandparents used to naturally preserve food generations ago.  I don’t know what I’d do without my favorite canned goods! I usually keep the following canned goods in stock: chicken & beef broth, tuna fish, salmon, chicken breast, baked beans, peas, corn, tomato paste, tomato sauce, soup, chili, pumpkin, cranberry sauce and condensed milk.

What are some of your favorite canned goods?

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    Charlotte Moore says

    I have been using canned chicken for several years to make chicken salad and chicken and barley or rice soup. So handy to have. I too like cranberries, grapes, pineapple, or whatever i am in the mood for in my salad.

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    This looks really yummy. I love chicken salad and rarely make it because it is kind of a hassle. I will love for Hormel Chicken Breast at Market Basket and give this a try. Thanks for the recipe Jane. Have a great weekend!

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