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Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad

Sharing my favorite chicken salad sandwich today! You have to try this Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad. It’s loaded with chicken, bacon pieces and gorgonzola cheese throughout. Yum!

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

I could eat chicken salad all week! Sharing one of my favorites today! Chicken Salad is such a great recipe to serve at parties. You can serve it with some great crackers or inside a fabulous soft roll and everyone seems to be happy!ย I love that you just toss all of your ingredients in one bowl, stir and you are ready enjoy. Perfect for game day munching or lunches during the week. Enjoy!

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How to Make This Creamy Chicken Salad

Let’s start with some cooked shredded chicken breast. You can either use a rotisserie chicken and shred it or bake your own and shred it. I like to place 2 chicken breasts into a baking pan with 1/4 cup chicken broth, cover lightly with foil and bake for 50-60 minutes until cooked through. Let rest for 15 minutes before shredding.

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Finely chop 2 small stalks of celery. You’ll add bacon slices, Gorgonzola, mayonnaise and blue cheese dressing. Click HERE to see a 6 second video from Vine of the salad getting put together ๐Ÿ™‚

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1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme leaves.

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1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.

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Ahhh, stir all together and get ready to enjoy!

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Can’t you practically taste the bacon pieces inside?!

chicken salad sandwich

Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

You have to try this Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad. It's loaded with chicken, bacon pieces and gorgonzola cheese throughout. Yum!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chicken salad recipe, chicken salad for sandwiches, chicken salad recipe for sandwiches, easy chicken salad recipe, easy salad recipe with chicken, homemade chicken salad, homemade chicken salad recipe, how to make chicken salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 164 kcal
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 8 strips cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 3/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and season with additional seasonings if needed. Serve with firm crackers or inside a soft roll.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 572mg25%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Chicken Salad is my all time favorite sandwich but I have never made a version with bacon! I will definitely have to make this!

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    Jessie says:

    that looks SO freaking good!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    Josh will love the bacon in there:)

  5. 5

    Chicken salad is a favorite over here…I LOVE that you added bacon. Yum!!

  6. 6
    Jenna says:

    This sounds amazing. Nice change from the classic

  7. 7
    Alexandra says:

    Thanks for the chicken baking tip! What temperature do you bake it at? I like cooking mine in the crock-pot because the chicken stays so moist but it takes too long!

  8. 8

    I love the combination of bacon & gorgonzola in this chicken salad, perfect for game day!

  9. 9

    We had chicken salad yesterday, but it was nothing compared to this!

  10. 10
    Gaby says:

    Looks like the perfect little bite for Sunday!! Plus, it has bacon. mmmmmm BACON!

  11. 11

    OH. MY. WORD. This is everything I love about food ever in one salad.

  12. 12

    This was made for me! So many awesome flavours!

  13. 13

    Love this, it’s everything I could dream of in a chicken salad sandwich!

  14. 14
    Morgan says:

    Love the addition of bacon and gorgonzola. Can’t really go wrong with that flavor combo. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 15

    Make the soup. Make the chicken salad. No-just make the chicken salad! It sounds killer.

  16. 16

    Whoa man. Chicken salad is one of my guilty pleasures. This looks SO SO good. And I especially love celery in my chicken salad! Such a wonderful crunch!

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    naomi says:

    Loved the addition of the bacon!

  18. 18
    carrian says:

    Oh, I’ve been waiting to try this recipe ever since you instagrammed, or was it “Vined” it. Anyway, looks delicious. Looking forward to meeting you in April.

  19. 19
    marla says:

    Such a hearty chicken salad & I love the way it looks in the sandwich!

  20. 20

    Oooh, love this Jenny! Definitely saving your recipe to try soon – super scrumptious!

  21. 21
    Francesca says:

    You had me at BACON, but I swooned at gorgonzola!

  22. 22
    Kristen says:

    What a delicious recipe – I can’t remember who but someone was asking me about chicken salad the other day. I’ll have to remember then send them this!

  23. 23

    Chicken salad sandwich is a go to for me, this looks darn tasty!

  24. 24

    This looks amazing, Jenny!

  25. 25

    This looks Fabulous!!! Wonderful recipe. I am bookmarking this. Its superb.

  26. 26

    Oh, this look so amazing, Jenny!!

  27. 27

    Looks fantastic and mouth watering! Im following you now here and on Pinterest!

    All my heart,
    Deborah ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. 28

    Gorgonzola and chicken …yuuuuum, what a beautiful marriage ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 29

    Thank you for the chicken salad recipe. Always looking for good ones!

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    Jen says:

    This was REALLY good. My only recommendation would be to add some cut up grapes or apples. With all the saltiness going on in the bacon, cheese, and dressing I think it could use a bit of sweetness to break it up. Otherwise we ate it up for days (made a double batch).

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