Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sandwiches

standard August 10, 2015 Leave a response

Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I’m a man of simple pleasures, really. ~ Arthur Darvill

Last week, we started taking a CrossFit foundations class.

I know what you’re going to say, we’re one of those obnoxious exercise people that brags about what new workout regime they are on, how theirs is superior, try this smoothie, blah blah.

Yeah, right.

The first day was torture (cleans, snatches, deadlifts, etc.), the second day was a little better (kettbells!), Friday however, well, Friday was a bitch. My upper body strength is nonexistent, my arm strength is me calling Colby to come lift something for me. So when I saw that we were using the bars, I cringed. But hey, I managed to do a few pull-ups, knees-to-toes and hit myself in the back of the head with a big rubber band!

Go me.

Not sure if I’ll continue doing it after our foundation classes are over – I’m still trying to find that right type of workout that says, “Oh yeah, you know you like me.” Kickboxing, yoga, boxing, bootcamp, CrossFit, and so on – those didn’t stick with me (well, I liked yoga a bit). Going to try pole-dancing next, who knows, maybe I’ll be able to pull a Superman one day!

Onto the food!

Hot days = lazy days. Lazy days = ugh to ovens.

Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sandwiches


  • 1 lb. cooked chicken breast, chilled and shredded
  • 8 oz. cooked ham, chilled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple (canned would work too, but drain well)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2/3 cup chopped cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions
  • Dressing
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together shredded chicken, diced ham, pineapple, celery, nuts and green onions.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, pineapple juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, onion powder and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour dressing over chicken mixture. Toss to evenly coat.
  4. Put on bread or eat by itself!


Adapted from Cooking Classy



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