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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Chicken Sandwich ~ Lunchbox Ideas

What is your favourite sandwich ?? I love all kinds of sandwiches, but this chicken sandwich is a family favourite. This chicken sandwich is a filling yet tasty one that can be prepared quickly for a brunch or picnic, or for a lunch box for kids. This sandwich can be had with or without toasting the bread, both ways taste good. The only time needed to make this sandwich is the cooking of chicken and shredding. Do give this a try and I would love to hear the feedback too !!

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 6 sandwiches
Author ~ Julie
chicken 250g
salt 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp

onion 1 small fine chopped
carrot 1 small (1/4 cup) 
capsicum 1/4 cup
coriander leaves 2 tbsp
mixed herbs 1 tsp
chilly flakes 1 tsp
mayonnaise 4 tbsp

bread 12 slices
unsalted butter 2-3 tbsp, softened

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  • Wash, rinse and cut the chicken in bite size pieces. Cook the chicken with salt and pepper powder, add 1/4 cup water. Cook covered for 6–7 minutes until done. The water is used up while cooking, if not, drain the chicken pieces and cool slightly. Shred the chicken pieces using a fork in thin strands (don't use a mixer as it gets fine minced).
  • To a bowl, add the shredded chicken, fine chopped carrots, onion, capsicum, mixed herbs, chilly flakes, salt lightly.Add mayonnaise and give a quick mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour for flavours to set (optional step but gives a nice flavour). Add the chopped coriander leaves, give a quick toss. (I have not added any salt in the filling as cooked chicken contains salt, if you wish you can add)
  • Apply the butter and spread the sandwich filling. Spread butter on the other side of the bread, top up with another slice. Spread butter again and place on heated tava or frying pan. Smear butter on the top bread slice and flip. Cook another 30 seconds until toasted.
  • Similarly, make all the other sandwiches. Enjoy warm with a dash of ketchup !!

* Adding carrots is optional, or you can add grated too. But we love fine chopped carrots as it adds a little crunch in between.
* You can even sauté the veggies and add to the sandwich.
* The refrigeration helps the filling to bind together with spices, mayonnaise and ketchup.
* Add ketchup along with mayonnaise and can be prepared too.
* You can even add mashed avocado instead of mayonnaise.In that case, add few tsp of lemon juice too.

1 comment:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I am not really fancy for sandwiches, but that chicken salad filling sounds really great. p.s the video is private.