July 16, 2014

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Who knew it was so hard to stream videos unless you have the latest and greatest gadgets?  Up until a few months ago, I still went to the video store and rented videos, but since they all closed down I was forced to find another way.  Yes, I realize I was probably one of the last people to convert.

I still have an old-school big screen T.V.  The kind that are giant and stand on the floor.  Who cares, it still works great.  So, since we have an X-Box 360, we figured the easiest thing to do would be to buy a wireless connector and X-Box Live and stream videos that way.  The next thing we know, our X-Box has the "Red Ring of Death".  A few internet searches later, we find a fix involving Q-Tips.  Very high-tech, I know :)  That worked for a little while, but the X-Box is officially dead.   

So, we head to Costco and pick up a Blu-Ray player with built in Wi-Fi, except the only problem is our old-school T.V., that still works just fine, doesn't have and HDMI plug.  Sheesh. . . so, now we've gotta get an HMDI plug converter.  Maybe I should just give in and buy a new T.V. with built in Wi-Fi?

How do you guys stream your videos?

Anyway, while I was at Costco, I picked up one of their amazing rotisserie chickens and decided to make some chicken salad sandwiches, but I wanted to add a little Tex-Mex flair.

They turned out delicious and are a perfect and easy meal to enjoy while watching old episodes of One Tree Hill on Netflix :)  
Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Sandwiches
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

2 c. cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie works great)
1/4 c. mayonnaise (I use light)
salt and pepper, to taste
taco seasoning, to taste
1 roma tomato, diced
2 green onions, minced
1 roasted poblano pepper, peeled, seeded and chopped
    or you can use 1 can of diced green chiles
3 Tbl. chopped cilantro, opt.
1/2 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
3 ciabatta buns, toasted

Combine shredded chicken, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, a little taco seasoning (I would start with 1 teaspoon and add more if needed), diced tomato, green onions, roasted poblano, cilantro and cheese.  Stir together until well combined.  Taste and adjust any ingredients, if needed.  Serve on toasted ciabatta buns.  Makes 3 sandwiches.  

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  1. You can never go wrong with rotisserie chicken and this is a great chicken salad recipe! Pinned!

  2. This sounds like something I could eat everyday for a week! And Costco's chicken...what a great buy. Lovem! I will be interested in hearing how others stream. I have been without TV, by choice, for a year. This Sunday I am having Charter Satellite installed. And with any luck at all (I have limited skills!) I will install my own WIFI router in the hopes that in addition to the TV I will be able to stream videos on my laptop to watch in the bedroom.

    1. I know, huh! Every time I go to Costco, I can't leave with a rotisserie! Good luck installing the router. Sometimes they can be a little tricky. Last time, I actually called my internet company and they helped me set it up. What are you going to watch first?

  3. we had the very same thing happen, very frustrating!! this sandwich looks and sounds amazing, yummo!

    1. Oh, dang. I hope you found a new way to stream your videos? Thanks.

  4. This looks amazing! And what a fun spin on regular chicken salad. Thanks for sharing!

  5. yum.. i can never go past a good sandwich. definitely craving one of these now! love anything mexican related.. awesome recipe!

  6. Ha- When I read your first paragraph I actually scrolled back up to see the date on the post! Redbox took care of the video stores in our area a long time ago. We have one of those giant t.v. consoles in our garage- we totally used that baby until it sadly died. Our "upgrade" is still a hand me down. But we can stream videos through netflix on the Wii. Or on the computer. Sandwich looks amazing, love those flavors!

  7. These sandwiches sound absolutely amazing - something I'd really love. Pinning to try for later :)

  8. This sounds very different. Pinning it and hope to try it!