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Do you – if you are a food blogger – feel like sometimes you will never catch up?? I don’t even cook 7 days a week, but sometimes I feel like I’m never going to be able to work my way through the recipes I’ve made and taken pictures of. Like this sandwich – I made it back in July. Over 3 months ago. I don’t know why I have so much waiting to be blogged about – I really feel like I only cook a couple of times a week anymore!! But for some reason, I feel like I can’t make a meal without taking a picture of it and talking about it. It’s almost some sort of disease! What did I ever do before food blogging??

Luckily, even though I made these sandwiches so long ago, I still remember them. I wouldn’t go as far as saying this is the best chicken salad recipe, but any chicken salad recipe is a good one to me! And the bread – although some of you may gawk because it’s made from premade pizza dough – was actually quite good. And if you don’t want to buy the premade stuff, you could always do this with homemade pizza dough. But if you are in a hurry, this one works great!

Chicken Salad Focaccia Sandwiches
adapted from Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook

Makes 4 sandwiches

Focaccia
1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
3 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced

Salad
1 1/3 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 green onions, chopped
dash of dried aniseed
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
dash of garlic powder
dash of onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll dough onto sprayed cookie sheet to form 12×10-inch rectangle. Starting with short end, fold dough in half; press lightly.

In small bowl, combine oil and minced garlic; mix well. Spread over dough. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary. Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine all salad ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

To serve, cut warm focaccia into 4 pieces. Split each piece to form 2 layers. Spoon and spread salad on bottom halves of focaccia pieces; cover with top halves to form sandwiches.

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16 Responses to Chicken Salad Focaccia Sandwiches

  1. Kim says:

    I know exactly what you mean about blogging. I haven't really cooked all week, but I have a ton of posts to put up:D I love the idea of chicken salad on focaccia.

  2. Paula says:

    I keep my camera in the kitchen now! I like your focaccia, and using that dough is a terrific idea.

  3. Grace says:

    focaccia out of pizza crust, eh? brilliant! i, for one, hope you never catch up and forever keep the goodness coming. :)

  4. Chocolate Shavings says:

    That sounds delicious, I'd be tempted to add a little tarragon to the chicken salad!

  5. Barbara says:

    Love those Bake Off cookbooks. I have saved them from many years ago and some of our favorite recipes were gleaned from them. Your focaccia looks delicious- and any salad would do as filling.
    My computer screen is filled with ideas and photos- so I know just what you mean about catching up.

  6. Sophie says:

    I don't think I've ever used aniseed before. I adore a good chicken sandwich. The ideal lunch is right here :)!

  7. Gina says:

    I totally agree! I have so many recipes/pictures on my computer, anxiously waiting to be blogged about…I doubt I will ever catch up. Great idea for the focaccia – looks delicious!

  8. teresa says:

    i love the look of these sandwiches, delicious!

  9. A Feast for the Eyes says:

    Yes, I do know what you mean. I photograph as I cook and now I'm backed up on needing blogging time.
    Still, I'm glad you blogged this anyway. I just read in FN Magazine a recipe similar to this focaccia. Sounds wonderful, and simple.

  10. Karine says:

    As for me, I have more trouble staying updated with all the blogs I am subscribed too….

    Your focaccia sounds delicious. Great idea to use pizza crust for focaccia.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank Heaven for the "blogging disease". I would be very lonely if that particular malady did not exist. You perform a valuable public service. Seriously!

  12. Chef E says:

    Seems like a lot of bloggers are in the 'no cooking' zone this past few weeks, maybe the fall settling in?

    I think I might have the ingredients to make this for dinner tonight!

    btw could you put a 'follow me' button up from your layout, so I can see your new posts each week, pretty please :)

  13. Valerie says:

    I've done the same thing on my blog with recipes–although mine isn't a food blog. This looks so good!

  14. Spryte says:

    Yum! Your chicken salad sounds great! And I love sandwiches on focaccia!

  15. Abby says:

    I don't think I've ever met a chicken salad that I didn't like.

    And two posts a week (maybe, just maybe one on the weekend) is my limit. I just can't get everything done! Our etsy store is killer.

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