Home > Dinner > Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches May 1, 2020 | 5 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Special thanks to Rio Luna® Organic Peppers for making the best organic pepper and chiles and sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own. These Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches are loaded with texture, flavor, and the perfect amount of spice! They have chopped chicken, smokey diced jalapeños, crisp red pepper, creamy avocado, tangy red onion, and a jalapeño popper-inspired dressing that coats it all. Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches With summer and Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate both than enjoying these flavor-packed Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches! They’re everything you love about jalapeño poppers and chicken salad, all mashed up into one addicting, crave-able meal. I’m so excited to be partnering up with Rio Luna Organic Peppers to share a little bit about their peppers and chiles, particularly how dang good they are in this jalapeño chicken salad! We’re Unlocking the Power of Peppers using their canned diced jalapeños. They’re the absolute best to use in this chicken salad and below are a few of the reasons we love them. Why we love Rio Luna Organic Peppers Rio Luna delivers the highest quality organic peppers and chiles that have been used by professional chefs for years. All of Rio Luna Organic Peppers and Chiles are certified organic, GMO free, kosher, fat free, low calorie, and cholesterol free. To make their peppers, the company works with trusted grower partners who use key sustainability practices such as drip irrigation, recycling initiatives, and crop rotation to cultivate the best possible chiles and peppers in the most responsible way. How to make Jalapeño Chicken Salad Chop salad ingredients. The rotisserie chicken, red onion, red pepper, cilantro, and avocado are all chopped or diced. The Rio Luna Organic Diced Jalapeños are drained and added in next. Prep the dressing. Stir the mayo, sour cream, seasonings, honey, and fresh lime juice together until smooth and then pour over the chicken salad. Toss and serve. Everything gets gently tossed together and enjoyed! See below for some serving suggestions. Jalapeño Chicken Salad serving suggestions Our favorite way to enjoy this salad is on a good, buttery croissant with a few pieces of lettuce! It’s also great on regular toasted bread. For a low-carb option, make lettuce wraps! Pile this Jalapeño Chicken Salad on some butter lettuce leaves or Romaine lettuce. Serve this Jalapeño Chicken Salad inside an avocado. Add a few spoonfuls of this chicken salad on some mixed greens or arugula and toss to combine. Enjoy as is. This chicken salad is also great straight from the bowl or spooned onto crackers. Rotisserie chicken Using rotisserie chicken makes this salad come together so quickly. It also becomes an even more flavorful meal because the rotisserie chicken is seasoned. If you aren’t purchasing a rotisserie chicken, you can make your own rotisserie chicken and then use leftover meat in these sandwiches. Alternatively, you can use leftover grilled chicken or any other leftover chicken; just make sure to chop it into bite-sized pieces to use in this recipe. Storing leftovers This recipe is best the same day it’s made. With the fresh avocado and creamy dressing elements, it’s not a salad that sits well for a long time. While it’s fine to make it a few hours in advance, I wouldn’t recommend making it too far ahead — the avocado will begin to turn brown and become mushy. If you make this salad without the avocado, it will store well for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Use any leftover jalapeños in one of these recipes: Cheesy Jalapeño Nachos Chicken Enchilada Casserole Sweet Potato Enchiladas Creamy Corn Salad Loaded Taco Fries FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe These jalapeño chicken salad sandwiches are loaded with texture, flavor, and the perfect amount of spice! These sandwiches have chopped chicken, smokey diced jalapeños, crisp red pepper, creamy avocado, tangy red onion, and a jalapeño popper inspired dressing that coats it all. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe These jalapeño chicken salad sandwiches are loaded with texture, flavor, and the perfect amount of spice! These sandwiches have chopped chicken, smokey diced jalapeños, crisp red pepper, creamy avocado, tangy red onion, and a jalapeño popper inspired dressing that coats it all. Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course Cuisine American Keyword Jalapeño Chicken Salad Sandwiches Prep Time 25 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 6 loaded sandwiches Calories 295kcal Cost $5.21 IngredientsDressing1/2 cup sour cream (light or fat free can be used)3/4 cup good quality mayo1/2 teaspoon roasted garlic powder, ground cumin1 tablespoon EACH: freshly squeezed lime juice, honeySalt and PepperChicken Salad3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken1/4 cup Rio Luna Organic Diced Jalapeños, drained (feel free to increase amount of jalapeños to desired spice levels!)1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (measured after chopping)1/3 cup finely diced red onion1 cup chopped avocado (~1 large avocado)1 cup finely diced red pepper, (~1 pepper)For serving: croissants or bread and lettuce, pepper-jack cheese if desired (See Note 1) InstructionsDRESSING: In a medium-sized bowl, add the 1/2 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup mayo, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste (I add 1/4 teaspoon of each). Stir until smooth.CHICKEN SALAD: Cube or shred the chicken; measure 3 cups and place in a large bowl. Add the 1/4 cup diced jalapeños, 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1/3 cup diced red onion, 1 cup chopped avocado, and 1 cup finely diced red pepper.COMBINE: Pour the dressing over the chicken and salad ingredients. Gently stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are combined.ASSEMBLE: Make your sandwich! Toast bread or slice open a fresh croissant. Top with lettuce and a few scoops of the jalapeño chicken salad. If desired, add on some slices of pepper-jack cheese. Enjoy! Recipe NotesNote 1: Our favorite way to enjoy this chicken salad is on a croissant with a few pieces of lettuce. Below are a few other ways you can serve it: Serve on regular toasted bread (we like ciabatta with this mix). Try it on lettuce wraps! Pile this Jalapeño chicken salad on some butter lettuce leaves or Romaine lettuce, roll it up, and enjoy. Serve this Jalapeño chicken salad inside an avocado. Add a few spoonfuls of this chicken salad on some mixed greens or arugula and toss to combine. Enjoy as is. This chicken salad is also great straight from the bowl or spooned onto crackers. Note 2: These calories are for the chicken salad and do not include the croissants or bread you choose as that may vary. Nutrition FactsServing: 6loaded sandwiches | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.4g | Protein: 15.2g | Fat: 19.9g | Cholesterol: 53.7mg | Sodium: 233.1mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: -5g DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.