Sriracha Chicken Salad Sandwich

These days just about everything gives me heartburn. I kid you not I drink water and I get heartburn. Water. However, surprisingly, spicy food does not seem to bother me. I eat something slathered in sriracha and no heartburn what so ever.  As a result, I am going to continue adding it to as many things as possible, like this chicken salad, that also happens to be the perfect “man food” dish for football parties, and for tech support husbands.

You may or have may not noticed that the blog has been up and down, up and down, up and down the past couple of days. I thank you for your patience. I think we’ve got it handled now, but it sure does cause some stress on my part. I don’t like the idea of someone coming to visit looking for something for dinner and not being able to access the recipe. So when something happens like this, I turn to my web developer/designer/tech support/husband for help. Luckily he seems to know exactly what to do to get it fixed. As a show of appreciation, I decided to make him these spicy chicken salad sandwiches. He devoured them, as did I. How could we not with the tangy sriracha dressing, celery, shallots, cilantro and crispy wonton slices.

Sriracha Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Serves 2 - 3 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 rib celery, diced small
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 4 wonton wrappers, sliced into strips
  • oil for frying
  • 2 - 3 hoagie rolls



Combine mayonnaise, sriracha and rice vinegar in a bowl. Mix well.


Stir in shallot, celery, cilantro, chicken and salt. Toss until coated in the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


When you are ready to make the sandwiches, heat a 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet. Once hot fry wonton wrappers until golden brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate.


Slice the hoagie rolls down the middle lengthwise. Spoon the chicken salad into the hoagie rolls. Top with wonton wrappers and serve.



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    October 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Soooo good. I’ve added sriracha to tuna salad before, but never thought of chicken salad, although it’s one of my favorites. I made a batch and brought it into lunch to share with a co-worker. We added baby spinach and a flat bread wrap and it got 4 thumbs up – 2 days in a row! Thanks for an easy, new idea.

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    October 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    These looks fabulous-what creative combinations!

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    October 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Nice work. This looks really swell. I don’t have any sriracha at the moment, but I do have a nearly full quart bottle of Louisiana hot sauce. I use it often on all kinds of things. Sorry about the heartburn.

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