Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sriracha Chicken Salad - Gluten & Dairy Free

Today for lunch, I made Sriracha Chicken Salad.  Oh my goodness!  Sriracha Chicken Salad is such a flavorful twist on traditional chicken salad!  It has a slight heat from the Sriracha and a burst of freshness from the cilantro.  I first read about Sriracha Chicken Salad at Lifes's Ambrosia and used their recipe as my jumping off point.  However, their recipe included items with gluten so of course I had to play with it slightly to make it gluten & dairy free. 

I made Sriracha Chicken Salad Melts with goat's milk gouda on an Udi's Gluten Free Bagel.  However, it is simple to make your melt dairy free.  I would substitute a sprinkling of dairy free mozzarella such as Diaya or Follow Your Heart.  Both of these would be awesome choices for the melty cheesy portion of your Sriracha Chicken Salad Melt. 

Sriracha Chicken Salad

2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbs onion, finely chopped
2 tbs mayonnaise
1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp rice vinegar
pinch garlic salt
pinch black pepper
1 13 oz can chicken breast in water, drained

Combine the cilantro through black pepper.
Stir in the chicken breast.

Sriracha Chicken Salad Melt

1 recipe Sriracha Chicken Salad
2 Udi's Gluten Free Bagels or Bagel of your choice
4 tbs shredded cheese (goat's milk cheese or dairy free cheese) or more if you want more melty goodness!

Preheat broiler.
Place the 4 bagel halves on a baking sheet.
Top each bagel half with 1/4 of the chicken salad.
Top with the cheese.
Place under the broiler until the cheese is melted, taking care to not burn your melts.


  1. Beautiful chicken salad. A bit of heat is perfect for a chicken salsa. Nice job!

  2. Thanks Kathy!! Sriracha is like ketchup for grown ups around here! We love the stuff and I am always looking for new ways to use it :)

  3. This sounds really interesting Stephanie! Thanks for using our gluten free bagels in your recipe. ;)

  4. Thanks Wendy! I love Udi's products :)

  5. Waw, What a divine chicken salad! I love that this one is more special then normal ones because of the apart ingredients! :) A great creation too! ;)
    Your chicken melt would be totaly tasty too!

  6. Made this last evening for dinner, absolutely delicious and filling!! This is a keeper!


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