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My Version of the Chicken BLT Salad Sandwich from Starbucks

My Chicken Salad Sandwich

A few weeks ago I tried out the Chicken BLT Salad Sandwich from Starbucks. It was a pretty good sandwich for a premade sandwich and I shared my thoughts about it in this post.

Chicken salad is one of those salads I had never tried to make up before as it involved a bit more effort than I was willing to put in for a salad. I consider it to be a level 4 salad on my salad difficulty scale (soon to be patented)

  1. Tossed salad (greens and veggies)
  2. Tuna salad (no cooking, just assembly)
  3. Egg salad (cooking the eggs then assembling)
  4. Chicken salad (more cooking and cutting, usually more ingredients then egg salad)
  5. Hot German Potato salad (lots of prep work and cooking)

I started thinking about how good the sandwich was and then the light bulb goes off. As I replaced the bulb that went out in the lamp beside me, I realize that I can go to the Starbucks website and get the ingredients off of their full ingredient list on the page for the sandwich. I will reverse engineer the recipe for the chicken salad sandwich!

So I did, check out the recipe below for my interpretation of the Chicken BLT Salad Sandwich from Starbucks.

This was my first ever attempt to create a recipe based on something I ate with only a list of ingredients (but no quantities).

 Ready to Assemble

After I mixed everything together, I let it sit till the next day’s lunch so the flavors could blend further.

All Mixed Up

For my first attempt at something like this it turned out well. I made only two changes to what I did, I reduced the amount of black pepper used in the dressing and added a bit of salt to the dressing as well. The recipe shows these adjustments.

Give it a try and let me know what you think or if you have any interesting variations you come up with.

My Version of the Starbucks Chicken BLT Salad Sandwich
Serves 2
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 lb. chicken (1 boneless chicken breast)
  2. 1 large strip Applewood bacon (or 2 small)
  3. 1/4 small tomato
  4. olive oil
  5. poultry seasoning
  6. lemon juice
  7. garlic powder
  8. salt
  9. pepper
  10. 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  11. 2 T scallions (green onion)
  12. Lettuce or mixed greens
  13. 4 slices wheat bread
  1. Poach your chicken breast, when done cooking, remove from the water and drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, then lightly dust it with poultry seasoning. Cut it up into bite size pieces.
  2. Fry up your strip of bacon, and crumble when it is fully cooked, set aside.
  3. Roast your tomato until the skin just starts to blacken, chop up and add to mixing bowl, add a splash of vinegar and a dash of garlic powder.
  4. In this same bowl, add the mayonnaise, green onions, 1 t lemon juice, a dash of salt and a dash of pepper.
  5. Add bacon and chicken and mix thoroughly.
  6. Spoon half the salad onto your bread and use as much lettuce or mixed greens as you want.
  7. Makes two sandwiches worth.
  1. You can eat this right away, but you may prefer to let it sit overnight so that the favors blend more fully.
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3 Thoughts on “My Version of the Chicken BLT Salad Sandwich from Starbucks

  1. Will be trying your chicken sandwich for sure, they are expensive at Starbucks. And I bet yours is way better than theirs, thanks.

  2. Your recipie is the most like the Starbucks version that I could find. Thanks for breaking it down – I don’t have the patience or the cooking skills to do that so I rely on the kindness of strangers. 🙂

  3. Elle Brinson on May 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm said:

    So I literally just finished making this Chicken salad. I used chicken breast, low sodium thick sliced bacon, roasted the tomatoes and chopped the scallions. After the chicken breasts were diced and cooled I sprinkled lemon juice over them. I threw everything in a bowl together and added a couple of teaspoons of Helmans mayo and a drizzle of sweet vadila onion dressing. Tossed it all to together. Two slices of Arnold oat bread with a bit of mayo spread across them and two slices of lettuce Topped with the salad and cut in half… this was excellent. The best part was it was seasoned to MY taste. I loved it. There is a bit of work required but it was definitely worth it!

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