30 minute dinner

French Bread Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Hot chicken salad made on French bread for a fun and delicious open faced sandwich! This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. A creamy, cheesy hot chicken salad on top of  crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken salad sandwiches are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love.

This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! A creamy, cheesy shredded chicken mixture on top of  crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken hoagies are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love

 I mentioned yesterday that I have my top 5 dinners that I make at least once a month for my own family. I wanted to get all 5 of them on the blog to help you out. Well, 4 of them, because the other one is baked potatoes and I’m pretty sure no one needs a recipe for a baked potato 🙂

These hot chicken salad sandwiches made on French bread, this recipe for creamy beef noodle bake, and this easy cream cheese alfredo sauce are by far my family’s favorite quick & easy dinners. If I am short on time or running every which direction, one of these dinner is on our table on those nights. 

I remember putting these french bread hot chicken hoagies on my ‘to-do’ board on Pinterest years ago. I never tried it because I was always so skeptical of the ingredients…… mayo with sour cream (?!) and it seemed like it would have no flavor. Ummm, I was totally wrong!

The first time I made this I was surprised by how delicious they were with so few and simple ingredients, and even better, it literally took me 5 minutes to make and then 20 minutes to bake in the oven!

This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! A creamy, cheesy shredded chicken mixture on top of  crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken hoagies are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love

I’ve made this more times than I can count and it’s the perfect meal for when you have some chicken that needs to be used up. You could also use a rotisserie chicken or bake some chicken breast in the oven and use them.

The other ingredients are pantry staples; mayo, sour cream, cheese, green onions, and a couple spices. I love the creamy hot chicken salad with the crispy French bread. I like to think of these as an open-faced sandwich because that’s basically what they are. 

French Bread Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Dinner Recipe | Hot chicken salad made on French bread for a fun and delicious open faced sandwich! This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. A creamy, cheesy hot chicken salad on top of crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken salad sandwiches are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love. #chicken #easydinnerrecipes #dinner #easyrecipe

Tips for making hot chicken salad sandwiches

  • Use whatever cheese you love! I always buy the big block of Colby Jack cheese from Sam’s Club so that’s what I normally use. But I think Pepper Jack would be really good or even some mozzarella cheese. My favorite cheese of all time is Muenster cheese so if I can find a block of that, I will buy it just for this recipe. 
  • I am thinking you could replace all or some of the mayo with Greek yogurt. I have never done it but it should work just fine. Mayo obviously has more flavor but using the Greek yogurt would cut down on calories and fat if you’re worried about that. I am not a fan of mayo, but even I can’t taste in this recipe. It’s there to provide creaminess and flavor to the hot chicken salad. 
  • This is best eaten right after making it. Leftovers are still edible but the bread does tend to get a bit soggy. If you don’t think you will eat both French bread halves, then reserve half the chicken mixture and half the French bread for another meal. 
  • I usually serve these with some cut up fruit, like watermelon because this is a good summertime meal, or I will serve with a bagged green lettuce and add some cucumbers to it because my kids love them!

French Bread Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Dinner Recipe | Hot chicken salad made on French bread for a fun and delicious open faced sandwich! This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. A creamy, cheesy hot chicken salad on top of crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken salad sandwiches are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love. #chicken #easydinnerrecipes #dinner #easyrecipe

 

French Bread Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Hot chicken salad made on French bread for a fun and delicious open faced sandwich! This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. A creamy, cheesy hot chicken salad on top of crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken salad sandwiches are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken salad, hot chicken salad
Servings: 8 servings (2 slices each)
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf french bread (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (any variety)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place French bread halves on a large baking sheet.

  2. Mix together shredded chicken, mayo, sour cream, green onion, garlic salt, parsley, and shredded cheese in a large mixing bowl. Spread evenly on top of the French bread halves.

  3. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and then cut into slices.

Recipe Notes

You can use regular full-fat mayo and sour cream or the light versions. I've used both with great results each time. 

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French Bread Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Dinner Recipe | Hot chicken salad made on French bread for a fun and delicious open faced sandwich! This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. A creamy, cheesy hot chicken salad on top of crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken salad sandwiches are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love. #chicken #easydinnerrecipes #dinner #easyrecipe

recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Café

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    Alia
    September 7, 2015 at 11:39 am Those look yummy! So how do you get all the shredded chicken? Occasionally I fill my crockpot with frozen chicken and then shred it all and freeze, but I feel like I blow through it so fast. Thanks for sharing :)
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      Together As Family
      September 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm Hey Alia! I usually just put some chicken breasts in the crock pot, with some chicken broth, during the day and then use it that night. Sometimes I will fill the crock pot with chicken and then shred it and keep it in the fridge- that's only if I know I will be using lots of shredded chicken that week.
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    Erlene
    September 10, 2015 at 10:25 pm This looks so good. I love how easy this is to prepare and my family would totally eat this. Pinned. You're also my feature pick for the MM party. Hope to see you again this Sunday.
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      Together As Family
      September 11, 2015 at 8:43 am Hi Erlene! Thank you so much for picking it to feature :) It is a favorite of ours, and so easy! Have a great weekend. I'll see you ladies again on Sunday.
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