Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

This Tropical Chicken Salad is a delicious twist on a classic recipe!

Tropical Chicken Salad - A quick and easy recipe that is a great way to use up holiday leftovers

Even when it is cold out sometimes I want to eat something that reminds me of when it was warm.  And chicken salad sandwiches are a great way to use up leftover chicken, or dare I say turkey.  I’m sure there is none of that lying around.  Right?  You can always make Chicken Buffalo Pizza, Pesto Chicken Alfredo, or Peanut Chicken Rice Bowls a good old sandwich is a nice change of pace.  So sandwiches it is! No bread, no problem try these Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Tropical Chicken Salad - A quick and easy recipe that is a great way to use up holiday leftovers

The cherry and mandarins in this chicken salad are a refreshing surprise and the macadamia nuts are a nice change of pace from the usual chicken salad additions. I like to use a mixture of Greek yogurt and mayo to get a lighter, and healthier version, of chicken salad.  And we all know that something lighter and healthier during the holidays is good for the body.

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Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Use up leftover chicken (or turkey) and make Tropical Chicken Salad. Toss in some tropical fruits and macadamia nuts for a twist on the usual chicken salad sandwiches.
5 from 2 votes

Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Chicken salad is bursting with flavor and crunch. It is perfect for lunch.
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  • Rolls, I recommend Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1 lb shredded chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried mandarins, sliced (I found these at Trader Joe's)
  • cup About 3/4 Greek yogurt
  • cup About 1/4 mayo, I prefer mayo with olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine chicken, yogurt, mayo, and soy sauce together and mix well. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Fold in nuts, cherries, and mandarins.
  • Serve on split rolls.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, sandwich

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