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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Everyday Roasted Chicken

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  • Author: Cosette's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: poultry
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: dinner


Simple roasted chicken, use leftovers to make this delicious chicken salad.


Units Scale

Roasted Chicken:

  • 5-6lbs assorted bone-in breasts and thighs (combination of both)
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp sumac
  • Olive Oil

Chicken Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded/diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pickles, diced
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • small bunch of chives, chopped


Roasted Chicken:

  1. Turn your oven to high broil with rack on the 2nd level from the top.
  2. Combine all your spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Prepare your chicken by trimming any excess skin using sharp knife or kitchen shears. 
  4. Dry chicken using a paper towel then begin rubbing the spice mixture all over the chicken. Be sure to season the meat, the skin and under the skin.
  5. Arrange pieces in a large round sheetpan or tray and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Place chicken in oven on broil high and let the skin crisp for a few minutes, watching to ensure it doesn't burn. Rotate pan in the oven for even browning.
  7. Once browned, turn oven to 400 degrees and bake for 45-55 minutes.
  8. Internal temperature for chicken should read 165 degrees and fluids should run clean when cut.
  9. Do a final broil on skin if it needs any additional crisping then remove from oven and enjoy!

Chicken Salad:

  1. Remove cooled chicken from bones.
  2. Chop 2 cups cooked chicken and add to bowl.
  3. Combine mayo, pickles, celery, salt, pepper and chives and mix until combined.
  4. Season with any additional salt and pepper and enjoy! 


**You can prepare chicken the night before with spices and pop into fridge, bake when you get home the next day.

**If you don't have time to roast a chicken, pick up a prepared chicken from your local New Seasons Market, enjoy and make some chicken salad with it!