Mmmmmm sandwiches, wholesome goodness in one big bite. Every time I eat one of these I think about a sandwich shop I visited in Seattle called Great Harvest Bread, it has since closed, which is a real shame as they were so organic and delicious, over flowing with sprouts and tuna mayo…YUM. I love tuna mayo, but one of my other favourite fillings is chicken salad. Although I have written up a recipe for you, I’d like you to consider it as more of a guide, a great starting place from which you can add a little more soy sauce, sesame oil, or anything else for that matter, to make it your own. It’s a hearty, no nonsense kind of filling, one that will leave you feeling completely satisfied.
The ingredients are really basic; cooked shredded chicken, sour cream, toasted sesame seeds, walnuts and celery. I season it with sesame oil and soy sauce, salt and pepper to give it some bite.
Great sandwiches are built on great bread, so don’t skimp in that department. There are so many artisan bakers around now, we are spoilt for choices.
I tried a 5 grain loaf from our local market last weekend, fantastic! I hope you enjoy.
- 500g chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 1Tbsp sesame oil
- 1tsp soy sauce
- ½ cup lite sourcream
- 2 celery stalks, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
- 2Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
- 3Tbsp chopped walnuts
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook and shred your chicken, rub in the sesame oil and soy sauce, then add all the other ingredients and mix through.
Whenever you need toasted sesame seeds, toast a large amount and store them for next time.
The only reason I rub the sesame oil and soy sauce into the chicken is because I don't want to discolour the sour cream.