Saturday, November 23, 2013

Chicken Sandwich

My husband and I loved the sandwiches we got at Quiznos when we were in the United States. Since the time we returned to India we tried to find a replacement sandwich place but we were not completely and fully taken by any completely. For me, I love sandwiches, period, but that's not the case with my husband. He loves his chicken sandwich and tried a lot of places but was not satisfied with any he tried till date. The chicken sandwich he likes is simple to the sound - put together grilled chicken, mayo, onion, tomato, jalapeno and lettuce with a dash of salt and oregano.
Then we once had a Chicken Jungli Sandwich made by his cousin who is a chef; the sandwich was superlative and we couldn't resist but ask for the recipe. But I lost the recipe and could only remember a few ingredients, but I put those together and added some I thought would go well and I came up with this sandwich. And we enjoyed it as much. It is a great sandwich to team up with a soup for a hearty dinner.
Ingredients (makes 2 sandwiches)
Bread slices - 4
Chicken, boneless - 100 gms
Mayonnaise - 2.5 to 3 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Lettuce leaves - 2
Celery, finely chopped - 2 tbsp
Capsicum, finely chopped - 2 tbsp
Green chilli, very finely chopped - 1
Cheese slice - 2
Black pepper pwd - a pinch
Salt as per taste
Butter - a little (optional)
Wash the pieces and cut off all the fat off. In a sauce pan add the chicken, a little salt, a pinch of pepper and a couple of tablespoons of water and cover and cook. Take it off the heat when done. Let it cool and shred to pieces.
In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, celery, capsicum and green chilli. Apply this on one side of a bread slice and top it with chicken pieces and then cheese slice. Place another slice of bread on this and apply a spot of butter (optional) on the outer side of the bread slices and keep aside. Heat a ridged pan on and when hot place the sandwich on it and toast till light brown ridges are formed on both sides. Take it off the pan and add the lettuce leaves in between and cut each sandwich into two.
Serve with tomato ketchup.

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