Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwich: A delicious and easy recipe
Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwich

This spicy chicken salad sandwich is made with shredded cooked chicken breast, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, onions, and spices—with just enough hot sauce to give it a little kick. Serve it on your favorite type of bread or crackers for an easy lunch or light dinner.  Very versatile, this Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. For example, if you don’t like spicy food, you can omit the chili pepper flakes. Or, if you want a heartier sandwich, you can add some chopped celery or shredded carrots.Trust me, this sandwich will be a hit with everyone!

As a side note, I like to cook my chicken in the Instant Pot. It’s quick and easy and makes shredding the chicken a breeze. Simply add the chicken breasts to the pot with 1 cup of water. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. When the cook time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then do a quick release. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with two forks. If you don’t have an instant pot, you can always just boil the chicken breast, or even better, a whole chicken (and make a great chicken stock in the process) If you don’t have time for this, simply boil the chicken breast. Chicken breast doesn’t doesnt have so much fat, so once it’s cooked, you can shred the meat apart very quickly.

What Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce to use for this Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwich?

Depending on how spicy you like things, you can adjust the amount of hot sauce you use. I usually start with 1 tsp. and add more if I think it needs it. Personally, I think that the Small Axe Peppers Habanero Ginger sauce is perfect for all mayonnaise sandwich pairings. The ginger cuts through the cooling effect of the mayonnaise, and the habanero provides the kick of the heat at the end.


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded*
1/4 cup diced grapes
1/2 cup mayonnaise**
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1-2 tsp. Small Axe Peppers hot sauce
salt and pepper, to taste

To make the salad:

In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Mix evenely. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

To assemble the Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwich:

Place 1/2 – 3/4 cup of the salad mixture on one slice of bread or 4 crackers. Next, top with another slice of bread or crackers. Repeat. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

This Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwich is perfect for an easy lunch or light dinner! Made with shredded chicken breast, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, onions and spices, it has just enough heat to give it some flavor without being too spicy. Serve it on your favorite type of bread or crackers and enjoy! This recipe for a spicy chicken salad sandwich is perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of heat in their food. The sandwich is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a quick lunch or light dinner. Best of all, this recipe is incredibly versatile and can be easily customized to suit your individual taste preferences. So, whether you like your chicken salad spicy, sweet, or savory, this recipe is sure to please. Give it a try today!