One sandwich I have never gotten around to liking is the chicken salad sandwich. Perhaps it’s because I was introduced to it at a deli counter. The mayonnaise was so plentiful that I could hardly taste the chicken. Since then I’ve stayed away from all chicken salads, and supermarket deli counter foods for that matter. Still searching for a quick meal last night I decided to attempt to make my own and thereby kill two birds with a single chicken breast: rescue the chicken salad from mayonnaise hell and make a week night meal in time for Anders and I to enjoy a date night (go see the movie Unstoppable). Both were handily accomplished.
- 1 slice of bread, like pugliese.
- 1/2 cup of fresh baby lettuce
- 2 oz chicken salad
Slice a piece of fresh bread, then toast it lightly until it’s lukewarm. Rinse the lettuce and place on the sandwich, then top with generous amounts of chicken salad.
Here are some ideas for optional toppings:
- Fried onions
- Finely cut green onions
- Fried sage
- A pinch of smoked paprika