Canned Chicken Breast (For a Variety of Uses)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Canned chicken in broth is so handy to have around, I use it often for a variety of different things. I drain the chicken and freeze the broth for future use. I use the chicken for salad mix for sandwiches and for chicken salad with greens etc, chicken fritatta and any number of other recipes; For almost any recipe that calls for cooked chicken; I have even dumped the whole can, chicken and broth into a pot, add veggies, noodles and it makes a great soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Canned chicken breast salad sandwich.
  2. Drain the chicken broth into a small freezer container and freeze for future use.
  3. Place the drained chicken in a small bowl; break up the pieces.
  4. Add to the chicken the mayonnaise, mustard, cranberries, pepper; mix well.
  5. Spread half a tablespoon of becel on each slice of bread.
  6. Spread one third of the chicken mix on 3 of the bread slices; place 3 lettuce leaves on top of the chicken mix; top each with the other three slices of bread. Slice each sandwich diagonally and diagonally again if you wish.
  7. Serve with slices of fresh pineapple.
  8. Variations.
  9. Serve on crackers as an appetizer.
  10. Serve the chicken in a salad of greens.
  11. Use the chicken in any recipe calling for cooked chicken.
  12. Use the whole can broth and chicken, put in a pot, add veggies and noodles for a great quick soup for lunch.


Most Helpful

When I first blended the ingredients, I forgot to add the mustard. It was OKAY, but nothing to "write home about." When I added the mustard, I'm sorry to say, it was (in my humble opinion) pretty much disgusting. I never even got to the part about adding the lettuce, butter, and putting in on bread. Final Vote: YUK

niedless2say January 25, 2010

I thought this recipe was very good--used regular mayo and regular mustard and added some halved green grapes. Served it on top of tomato slices with bread on the side. Also tasted good in a wrap. I do love the idea of having canned chicken (with no MSG or autolyzed yeast extract) for emergencies--great in tortilla soup! Thanks Derf for the other ideas also (fritatta, etc). A great staple to have on hand in case of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc--it keeps a long time!

artistclogger September 11, 2007

I hope you don't mind Derf - but I did not have any canned chicken, it's not something we can get in France that easily! However, I wanted to make this recipe with cold cooked chicken, which we often have - and it was lovely. We all really liked the addition of the cranberries, which is why I picked this recipe in the first place!! We ate this chicken mixture made into delicious sandwiches, alongside your easy corn and chicken chowder - a great combo!! Many thanks and PLEASE get well soon! FT:-)

French Tart August 23, 2007

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