Easy Chicken Salad-Smoked Bacon


As the weather gets warmer, there’s nothing better than a wonderful cool chicken salad sandwich. So this week I made an easy recipe for a Chicken Salad-Smoked Bacon Sandwich that rocks! Oh, and the garlic french fries top off the perfect summer lunch.

chicken bacon salad Sandwich

recipe serves 4


4 ciabatta buns.

4 slices smoked bacon.

1 and 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast.

1 large celery stock – thinly sliced.

1 green apple – peeled and diced and then coated with lemon juice.

3/4 cup mayonnaise.

1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce.

1/4 tsp allspice.

1/8 tsp cinnamon.

1 tsp lemon juice.

2 baking potatoes.

1 Tbsp minced garlic.

salt and pepper to taste.


Rinse chicken, and then place in large pot of boiling water. Reduce to low boil for 30 minutes when done make sure juice does not flow red chicken when pocked with knife. Remove from water and cool.

Slice chicken into small bite size pieces and refrigerate.

Fry bacon, remove from pan and chop.

To large mixing bowl add diced apple and coat with lemon juice to help retain color. Add celery and stir to mix.

To bowl add mayonnaise and Sriracha, allspice and cinnamon. Stir to mix.

Add chicken and bacon to the apple mixture stir to mix.

Add mayonnaise sauce to apple chicken mixture and fold in to coat.

Refrigerate chicken salad.

Easy recipes and stuff garlic french fries:

Wash and dry two baking potatoes. Do not peel. Slice each in half, and then half again, and then into plank size fries.

Drizzle potatoes with a little canola oil and then mix them up to get coverage on both sides. Place potato planks on baking sheet and salt and pepper to taste.

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Place oven sheet potatoes into oven and bake for 10 minutes.  Flip the potatoes over and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

Place fries in large mixing bowl, salt, add diced garlic and gently fold to coat.

Enjoy a super easy awesome meal that you made yourself!


[disclosure – I received a discounted attendance fee for IFBC]

Your chance to attend the the best food blogger conference is coming! The International Food Blogger Conference is going to be held in Sacramento, Californian from July 28 through the 31st. As usual there will be great foods to sample, wines to be tasted, and food/blogging presentations to attend!

I have attended prior IFBC events in Santa Monica, Portland, and Seattle and have a great tip for you if Sacramento is your first IFBC. Bring a larger travel bag then you need because, if history repeats, you will need space for all the cool premium food items and gadget swag that is offered during the conference. I have no idea what items will given away, but I can tell you in the past I have packed everything from wild rice to a pork shaped wood carving board.

Can’t wait for IFBC Sacramento!

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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