Try this chicken salad when you really want a treat! This recipe makes sandwiches - but it can be served over lettuce as an alternative.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked chicken, dressing, dill, cashews, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown; drain.

  • Spread even amounts of the chicken mixture on 6 slices of toasted bread. Top each with 2 slices bacon and 1 slice Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bread slices to make sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

688 calories; 41.7 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 1214 mg sodium. 37.9 g carbohydrates; 41.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2004
delicious!!! I use a bacon ranch dressing instead of adding all the extra fat from slices of bacon. I think i've made this 3 times this week for lunch. First time I made it I mixed it all at night and ate the next day but the avocado will start to brown so the next time I made it I mixed the chicken with the bacon ranch dressing added dill and brought a container of cashews and a half avocado (add lime on it and it wont brown). When Im ready for lunch I add the cashews and avocado mix and its perfect!! great meal. Lower in carbs high in proteins Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2011
You really have to make this and eat it right away which is not what most people do with chicken salad. The avocados go brown really quickly nusts get mushy etc. Read More
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163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2004
delicious!!! I use a bacon ranch dressing instead of adding all the extra fat from slices of bacon. I think i've made this 3 times this week for lunch. First time I made it I mixed it all at night and ate the next day but the avocado will start to brown so the next time I made it I mixed the chicken with the bacon ranch dressing added dill and brought a container of cashews and a half avocado (add lime on it and it wont brown). When Im ready for lunch I add the cashews and avocado mix and its perfect!! great meal. Lower in carbs high in proteins Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2004
delicious!!! I use a bacon ranch dressing instead of adding all the extra fat from slices of bacon. I think i've made this 3 times this week for lunch. First time I made it I mixed it all at night and ate the next day but the avocado will start to brown so the next time I made it I mixed the chicken with the bacon ranch dressing added dill and brought a container of cashews and a half avocado (add lime on it and it wont brown). When Im ready for lunch I add the cashews and avocado mix and its perfect!! great meal. Lower in carbs high in proteins Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
With just a few changes my fiance can't get enough of this chicken salad and he doesn't even like chicken salad. I omitted the cashews and ranch dressing. Instead I used mayonaisse some sour cream and very little spicy mustard. I also used canned chicken breast because it's already nicely shredded and Oscar Mayer real bacon bits. I served on croissants with a side of green olives and potato chips. Perfect for picnics. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
I wonderful chicken salad! I never liked chicken salad before I tried this recipe. Don't change a thing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an incredible chicken salad for those who don't like chicken salad! I made a few changes and it came out as one of my families favorites. I crumbled up the bacon and put it directly in the salad. And instead of the overpowering taste of ranch dressing I used some sour cream and a little bit of mayo and added a few scallions. I serve this on fresh bakery bread w/ the melted swiss and some romaine lettuce and this is mouthwatering! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love this salad - I just add a little bit of chopped green onion to it and include the bacon (chopped) right into the salad. I don't eat it on bread (saves a little on carbs). Wonderful lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is perfect the way it is. My entire family loved it. They asked that I serve it at least once every week. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2003
This recipe puts a twist on a old classic. Simple ingredients - Delightfully Complex taste. Try it I bet you will love it ( I would make alot) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I really like the flavor of these ingredients minus the bread blended together. For a slightly different twist I tossed everything together with lots of lettuce and increased the ranch dressing. Whoala!! A delicious salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe makes a great salad. In an attempt to cut the fat and carbs I left out the cheese and cashews and used only half the avocado. I added celery and green onions. This is a keeper. Thanks Cathy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2011
You really have to make this and eat it right away which is not what most people do with chicken salad. The avocados go brown really quickly nusts get mushy etc. Read More
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