Salsa Verde Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Salsa Verde Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Despite the fact that I had just used the salsa verde and leftover cooked shredded chicken to make a salsa verde lasagna I still had some of both left over. Last summer I found a great way to use up leftover chicken in the form of this salsa verde chicken sandwich and since I almost always have salsa verde on hand, whether freshly made or store bought, it is particularly convenient. This is a pretty simple sandwich with the salsa verde chicken, some avocado mayo, a slice of green tomato, some cilantro and some pepper jack cheese. During the summer I was using fresh sliced green tomatoes but now that they are no longer available I have been using the pickled green tomatoes that I made. Although you could just slap a slice of pepper jack cheese into this sandwich and go, I like to place the slice on top of the salsa verde chicken and throw it under the broiler for a few minutes to let it melt. One of my favorite parts of this sandwich is the cool and creamy avocado mayo which seems like a match made in heaven. I think that this sandwich would also work well with pulled pork or beef.

Salsa Verde Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Salsa Verde Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Salsa Verde Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Servings: 4
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (warmed)
  • 2 cups salsa verde
  • 4 buns (I like to use whole wheat)
  • 4 slices of pepper jack cheese
  • 1 avocado (stoned, scooped and mashed)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 slices green tomato or pickled green tomato
  • * cilantro
  1. Mix the salsa verde and the pulled chicken.
  2. Place the chicken mixture on the bottom of the buns, top with the cheese and broil until the cheese has melted.
  3. Mix the avocado and mayo and spread it on the inside of the buns tops.
  4. Place a slice of tomato on top of the melted cheese followed by a handful of cilantro and finish with the top of the bun.


We Are Not Martha said...

You are so awesome about using your leftovers in fun, innovative ways! And YUM to avocado mayo!


Anonymous said...

I agree with, We Are Not Martha, I do enjoy your including ideas for left overs, as utilizing leftovers to save time starting a meal from scratch really appeals to me when I'm so busy.

So many great new recipes over the past few weeks, I'm looking forward to trying. BTW, made your nikujaga again tonight, it's aways a hit. Served it with a quick salad of celery root, red pear and some lettuce. The kids are fighting to see who gets the left overs of the soup in their lunch box tomorrow. :)

There are lots of food blogs on the 'net, but yours is the one I have been tending to consider my go to for the past six months. Thank you for all you do!

Mares in RI

Toni said...

I <3 salsa verde.
This sandwich looks amazing.
As does your recipe for salsa verde which is one of my favorite things ever.
I need tomatillos...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, that looks super good! A great use of leftovers!



Ana Powell said...

Looks superb, great idea for leftovers x

Rachael said...

That looks WONDERFUL!

Joanne said...

This sounds like a great sandwich! Those pickled green tomatoes must really make it POP.

grace said...

this is wonderful, kevin. the salsa, the juicy chicken, the pepperjack, the avocado mayo, the cilantro--i love every aspect. bravo!

♥peachkins♥ said...

spicy chicken over crusty bread...yumm-o!

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The Peach Kitchen
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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

This would be great with the rotisserie chicken I buy at the market each week.

Rambling Tart said...

You make the BEST sandwiches, Kevin! :-) All that melty cheese over that savory chicken is pure bliss. :-)

meeso said...

Your food is definitely not boring anymore!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum!! I would love to have one of these sandwiches!

brian_in_gib said...

Hey Kevin. That sandwich looks absolutely lush! I wish I could pull it out of the screen. Great site!
Greetings from Gibraltar.

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