Creamy Smoked Chicken Salad

by Patti on July 5, 2012 · 4 comments

Creamy Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Original recipe: Smoked Whole Chicken or Grilled Chicken Breasts

This recipe is courtesy of our friend Adrienne, who is unable to come to our house unless chicken salad is on the menu.  We had made chicken for dinner and pondered what to do with the rest of it.  She suggested chicken salad, and immediately went to work.

Adrienne has a firm dislike of celery, which is why she replaces celery with pickles.  The pickles add a GREAT flavor, however, in our opinion, the crunch of the celery is still needed.  Yep, this could be a source of stress in our friendship – to celery or not to celery.

Regardless which you choose (or both), you’re going to quickly fall in love with this smoked chicken salad leftover recipe.  We love it both ways.  It’s creamy, tasty and delicious.

And you MUST try it on cheesy garlic bread – it takes this sandwich to an extraordinary level of yumminess!

Try it and tell us what you think!

BBQ Leftovers: Creamy Smoked Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

BBQ Leftovers: Creamy Smoked Chicken Salad

A tasty way to use the leftover chicken in your refrigerator. And you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.


  • 2 cups of cubed smoked leftover chicken
  • 1 cup of lowfat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 3 minced pickles
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard (we prefer dijon)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Take your leftover chicken and combine all other ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. This chicken salad is good enough to eat on its own, but it becomes the world's best chicken salad sandwich if you serve it on hot, cheesy garlic bread.


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Maria July 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm

This is the best chicken salad ever ! Love that I was able to use leftover smoked chicken . Hate to waste ! Ty for posting such a delicious smoked chicken salad recipe !


Kevin July 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Thanks for the awesome feedback, Maria!


Mike August 30, 2014 at 8:22 am

This is a fantastic chicken salad. I really liked the addition of pickles (versus our ‘standard’ chicken salad recipe). Thanks for the post!



michelle May 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I will use cucumbers sometimes .


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