Gourmet Chicken Salad Sandwich

Maryam Rasul

By
@GlamourGourmet

This is an adult version of a childhood favourite. As kids, we had lots of chicken and sweetcorn sandwiches and I wanted to upgrade the flavor profile of the mixture as I got more experimental with my cooking.

I have added yoghurt to the recipie so its healthier than just mayo alone!
It's got the sweet and tart of cranberries and the creamy texture of avacado, plus much more...

You can use it to make wraps, sandwiches, or even to fill in vol-au-vants (mini puff pastry baskets)

It's a grown-up chicken sandwich for the kid in all of us!


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Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Blend

Ingredients

CHICKEN PREP

1 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 c
chicken stock to boil chicken breast in.
1 Tbsp
garlic paste
1 Tbsp
ginger paste
1 pinch
salt and pepper or soy sauce
1 Tbsp
oil

MIXTURE PREP

1 c
yogurt, plain and nonfat (i also use greek yoghurt)
1/3 c
mayonnaise, fat-free
1 large
fresh ripe avacado
1 bunch
spring onions
1 pkg
dried cranberries
1 Tbsp
cracked black peppercorns
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sugar (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
First, clean chicken breast and remove excess fat and bits.
2
Then, cut into small pieces. About 1 inch cubes.
3
Marinate chicken cubes with garlic and ginger paste, and salt and pepper (or soy sauce.) I use soy sauce when I can because I feel it adds more depth to the flavor.
4
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a saucepan over the stove on medium heat.
5
Add the stock to the pan.
6
Next add the marinated chicken cubes.
7
Boil the chicken in the stock until the chicken is fully cooked through. I like to start breaking apart the chicken at this stage. It helps in two ways: first it tells me that the chicken is cooked; and second, it give me a head start in the shredding process.
8
Take the pan off the heat and begin to shred the chicken using two forks. Keep any remaining liquid in the pan as you will need for your mixture.
9
Leave chicken to cool in its own juices.
10
In a seperate mixing bowl, add yoghurt and mayo and mix.
11
Chop up the spring onions and the avacado.
12
Add chopped avacado and spring onions ot the mixing bowl. I always throw in the pit of the avacado in the mixture to keep the chopped avacado from turning brown.
13
Add dried cranberries and mix.
14
Finally add the room temperature shredded chicken along with any residual juices from the saucepan. Should not be that much, about a tablespoon or so.
15
Mix it all up and finally add cracked black peppercorns, salt, and sugar to taste!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sandwich, #mixture