Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich
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!
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?
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!
There is one must when it comes to a chicken salad sandwich or any sandwich, its best served on thick, soft, fluffy bread. Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread for the win! Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread is the perfect canvas for any favorite sandwich.
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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.
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… 😉
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Barbecue Pumpkin Chicken Salad Sandwich
- 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
- In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together to combine.
- Serve about 1/2 cup of the chicken salad between two slices of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread and enjoy!
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LOVE your recipe!! Usually i mix cannelli beans & pumpkin for a spread. But this…is So Tasty!!Thank You!!
So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for your comment!
I love the idea of this! I would have never thought of adding the pumpkin puree. This looks so delicious I’m going to have to try it out with my family tonight!
This is looking so delicious.Also packed with all nutrients needed for a healthy meal.I like to try this recipe for a sandwich!
Chicken salad sandwiches are amazing but oh my this sounds good. I need these in my life!
I never would have thought of these flavors together but they look amazing. I need to try this soon.
Delicious! I would love to have this prepare at home as well.
Now that is one super way to incorporate a unique taste to the chicken salad. I love pumpkin with such a passion that I’d eat it in every single dish if I could get away with it from the family, lol. They like pumpkin, I love it.
I can imagine that the pumpkin would add some unique flavor to the chicken salad. It looks delicious and I bet it would be really good in a sandwich. I will have to try this out sometime.
I might be a vegetarian but even I am salivating at your pumpkin chicken recipe. I could use my quorn chicken and adapt it using your recipe which looks so bright and full of flavour x
I am a HUGE fan of chicken sangas for lunch. My mouth was watering whilst reading this post it looks so good! I know what I will be whipping up for lunch today!
I’d never think to have pumpkin in a sandwich! What a unique idea! I’ll have to give this a try! x
I have tried this combination of pumpkin and bread before and it is just heavenly! Your photos are so gorgeous, making me so hungry at 2am right now! 🙂
I rarely have sandwiches but when I do they are either chicken salad or bacon salad kind of sandwiches. I am loving this one and wonder what the flavours are like
Oh my goodness how absolutely delicious does this sandwich sound, I am loving the idea of the BBQ pumpkin chicken yum!
What am interesting combination. I don’t doubt that it probably tastes good. I will have to save this recipe for later.
I’ve never tried such a sandwich but I love Pumpkin anything and am definitely going to try this out. It looks delicious!
Sorry, I just drooled all over myself. This is such a unique sandwich–I cannot wait to try it out. I’m all for anything pumpkin 😉