Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Servings 
8 sandwiches

A chicken salad sandwich is both light and versatile.  You can use shredded leftover chicken and mix it with a chopped mixed salad and condiments of your choice.  This makes it the ideal kind of healthy sandwich that can be put together in no time.

If you want to prepare the chicken from scratch, you can simply either boil about 250 gm of boneless chicken cubes with 1/4 tsp. each of ginger, garlice, salt and black pepper for about 15 minutes or until tender.  Then drain and shred OR if you have enough time and want to make it more flavorful, you can make one of my grilled chicken recipes.  Even this diet chicken recipe will work beautifully. Simply chop it up into small bits before using this recipe.

Ingredients
250 gm
chicken, cooked and chopped up
1
loaf of sliced bread
(plain white or brown/whole - meal)
1/4 cup
mayonnaise
1
big bowl of freshly chopped lettuce salad mixed with grated carrots and cucumbers
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1-2 tbsp.
tomato sauce/ketchup/chili sauce
Instructions 

Lightly toast the bread.  I do this on a grill pan to get the grill marks. (you can butter the outside of the bread lightly before toasting/grilling if you like)

Mix the salad with the shredded chicken and combine.  Add the ketchup/sauce and the lemon juice. Add 1 tbsp. of the mayonnaise just to help hold everything together. Do not over load it with mayo, these sandwiches need to be light. Mix everything.

Apply a light layer of mayonnaise on the bread slice to help bind the filling to the bread.  Pile the chicken salad mixture on it in an even layer.  Top with another slice and press down gently.  Slice diagonally to form two triangles.  Repeat with the remainder of the chicken salad until all your sandwiches are done.  Serve warm or cold.

Enjoy!  :)


Comments

Can i use spices in the mixture

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Can I make them in sandwich maker

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Can I replace mayonnaise? Can I add butter?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Can I add chicken spread instead of mayonnaise?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Does this make 8 whole sandwiches that you can cut up to make 16 half sandwiches? or does this make 4 whole sandwiches that you can cut to make 8 half sandwiches?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes it makes 8 whole sandwiches that you can cut up to make 16 halves.

What about salt and spices??
and in how much quantity??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

That would be to your taste. Usually it is about 1 tsp for 500gm of meat./chicken.

Salam, I like the recipe but can we use the filling for later use?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

Can we skip mayonnaise and add something else instead of mayo?, as i want it to be a pure diet sandwhich

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can totally omit the mayo.

As salaam waleikum Fauzia.

I wanted to know, did you seasoned the chicken with some spices or salt before cooking it or is it plain? Also, how did you cook it? Should we boil it, fry it or bake it? What is your preference on the cooking of the chicken for this recipe please? :)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, ginger/garlic and a bit of paprika, cumin powder and chilli powder. You can also squeeze on some lemon or lime. Then I just grilled the chicken in a lightly oiled pan until cooked.