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Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you’ll want to enjoy all season long! Thanks to Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread for sponsoring this deliciousness!

Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!

Every time I make chicken salad, I wonder why I don’t do so more often. I absolutely love the stuff. And as much as chicken salad has the reputation for being a “ladies who lunch” kind of recipe, I have to say that my kids and my husband scarf it down, too.

So today’s recipe is the result of me deciding to shake things up a bit in regards to my family’s beloved, all-time favorite Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad. I’ve never met a chicken salad I didn’t like! And while I typically serve chicken salad in the spring and summer, why not give it a fall twist in order to enjoy it for a few months longer?

Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!

Call me crazy, guys, but this chicken salad is seriously so good. I’m sure you’re all thinking that pumpkin and chicken are somewhat of a weird combo, but with the added barbecue sauce this salad becomes savory and so flavorful. It just works!

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Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!

Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread is a new addition to the Sara Lee® Bread portfolio. It’s one of those breads that once you try, you will be totally hooked. It is definitely a homemade style bread and doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup or any added colors or flavors!

If your family is anything like ours, nothing beats a good loaf of bread. This one is for sure my new go-to! It has the most lovely taste and is made with olive oil, sea salt and a touch of honey. And I just can’t get over the perfect way it crisps on the outside but always stays soft and fluffy for every delicious bite.

Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!

This sandwich recipe is fabulous to whip up to have on hand for effortless, healthy weekday lunches as it keeps for several days in the fridge. And it works perfectly to use up any leftover canned pumpkin you may have on hand. This Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad is such a fun, fall twist on a perennial classic. Now if you’ll excuse me, there are leftovers calling my name and I’m feeling just a little bit snacky… 😉

If you give this sandwich a try, be sure to comment and let me know what you think. Also, snap a photo to post on Instagram and tag it #kimscravings and #ArtesanoGoldenWheat.

Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!
Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!
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5 from 7 votes
Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 60.1mg 20%
Sodium 518.1mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 4.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 19.4g 39%
Vitamin A 38.69%
Vitamin C 3.93%
Calcium 0.55%
Iron 4.79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:7 1/2 cup servings of chicken salad
Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 

Sandwiched between two slices of thick, delicious bread, this barbecue pumpkin chicken salad is sure to be a fall favorite!

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. (4 cups) cooked shredded or chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread for serving
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together to combine.
  2. Serve about 1/2 cup of the chicken salad between two slices of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Nutritional information calculated for 1/2 cup chicken salad only, not the bread.

Author: Kim
Course: Lunch, Salad

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Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!

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Brimming with savory fall flavors, this Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich is bound to be a lunch recipe you'll want to enjoy all season long!

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Thanks to Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread for sponsoring this flavorful, fall chicken salad recipe!