You will FALL in love with this simple yet elegant egg and chicken salad with a tangy cranberry jam spread, zesty shallots and toasted pecans. This sandwich is quick to create with holiday left overs, simply delicious, and easy to grab and go for lunch.
This recipe was inspired by a local coffee shop that used to operate right by my work place. This coffee shop always had the most unique and delicious sandwiches, it would make going to work THAT much better. Unfortunately the coffee shop shut down due to the massive increase in rent prices around Downtown Los Angeles. That, annnnndddd I started my keto journey so the sandwiches became off-limits anyway.
Since then i’ve been searching for inspiration to make delicious and gourmet sandwiches and here’s the first!
Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich
The Cranberry Jam
- 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
- 1/2 Whole Lime Juiced
- 1/3 Cup Erythritol
- 1/4 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
- 3 Oz Shredded Chicken I used Rotisserie
- 1 Egg diced
- 1/4 Cup Pecans diced and roasted
- 2 Tbsp Shallots diced
- 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- dash Paprika to taste
- dash Salt and Black Pepper to taste
The Cranberry Jam
Prepare the cranberry jam by pouring cranberries into a medium sized saucepan on low heat. Close the lid and let the cranberries cook for 5 minutes until the skin bursts.
Add lime juice and erythritol to the cranberries and cook them until they've reached a jam consistency. Add pumpkin spice once the jam is done cooking. Stir and set aside.
The Chicken Salad
Place shredded chicken in a large mixing bowl. To this add diced eggs, shallots, and roasted pecans. Mix until uniform then add salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
Finally add mayonnaise and stir the salad until the mayo has evenly incorporated.
Spread a thin layer of cream cheese and cranberry jam on both slices of bread. Spoon a thick layer of chicken salad on one slice.
Press both slices of bread together and cut it down the middle.
I just recently discovered low carb bread at my local grocery store. It is made by a company called Sola which I had never heard of before but I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, this bread surpassed my expectations! I cannot say more than that it actually looks and tastes JUST LIKE regular whole wheat bread (not sponsored, I JUST LOVE IT). One slice of this bread contains 3 net grams of carbs, which is actually doable for my lifestyle.
I love the convenience and the option of being able to purchase low carb products at the local grocery store. Unfortunately this bread is created using wheat ingredients, so if you’re 1,000,000% keto this bread will not cut it for you. A healthier and more delicious option is my Delicious Low Carb Keto Bread.
Try it for yourself!