Kat's Smoked Chicken or Turkey Salad Italiano

Kathleen Hagood


I invented this because I needed to do something with leftover smoked turkey from Christmas, and I was hungry for some Italian flavors. Voila, oops, that's French. I wonder what the Italian equivalent of that is. LOL

This is really very good, and not at all an ordinary chicken or turkey salad.


★★★★★ 1 vote

approximately 8
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 1/2 c
    smoked turkey or chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 c
    baby portebello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 1/4 c
    fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    (2.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/3 c
    fresh grated parmesan (opt.)
  • 1/4 c
    rehydrated sun dried tomatoes (opt.)
  • 1 c
    mayonaisse (more if needed to moisten the ingredients)
  • ·
    garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne to taste. i like a lot of cayenne
  • ·
    fresh basil to taste (in season) (opt.)

  • 8
    hard rolls
  • ·
    pam cooking spray
  • ·
    garlic powder, parsley, and thyme

How to Make Kat's Smoked Chicken or Turkey Salad Italiano


  1. Chop and place into a bowl, the smoked chicken or turkey, onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and spinach; add the sliced olives(1/4 cup to one can), the sun dried tomatoes and parmesan if you choose to use them. (It is perfectly good without them, but it just adds a little more Italian flavor.) Add the garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and ground cayenne pepper, and during the spring and summer, fresh basil is a great addition.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise to moisten. Be sure to taste. You might want more cayenne (LOL), salt, pepper, or basil. I only use basil in season when I have it in my herb garden. I don't use the dried. The recipe is good without it too.
  3. Slice open hard rolls, spray with pam, then sprinkle garlic powder, parsley and thyme on them and toast them.

    Use mayonaisse or creamy italian dressing on the roll, and then spread on the chicken or turkey salad. Enjoy.

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About Kat's Smoked Chicken or Turkey Salad Italiano

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #sandwiches

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