Thursday, August 05, 2010

curry chicken salad sandwich

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Lunch seems to be the easiest meal for me to skip or even go rogue with (do you know how easy it is to eat a whole bag of animal cookies when you are home by yourself all day?) Currently I am working 12 hour days so it is a MUST to eat good meals to keep me productive and energized to create all day long. One of my favorite meals for lunch is a curry chicken salad sandwich- it is easy to make and full of flavor.


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Start with chicken that is shredded or diced.


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Add curry powder- the amount will depend on how big of a batch you are making and how much flavor you want. I used about 2-3 teaspoons of curry powder for a small/med batch- which is quite a bit- I like lots of spice! If you are not familiar with the flavor of curry, start small- you can always add more flavor at the end.


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Add a smidge of cumin- when I say smidge I mean just a TINY pinch or dash- it will go a LONG way!


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Add a squirt of honey,


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cranberries,


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and chunks of apple.


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Last, add mayonaise- I have a hard time with mayo (it grosses me out) so I try not to use a lot and I use a lighter version.


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Mix everything together.


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The key to a good sandwich is good bread- don't be afraid of bread! I used some fresh bread from my favorite bakery and added the chicken salad.


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Enjoy!

20 comments:

Kat said...

Looks delicious!

Anna-Marie Still said...

ahhh...the elusive lunch...I know it well! I'll def. have to give your recipe a shot - looks delicious (and probably more nutritious than the things I grab too)

andrea creates said...

sounds delicious-I'll have to try it-thanks for sharing :)

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Charlotte said...

You can probably use joghurt instead of mayonnaise. I never use mayonnaise at I too don't like texture, taste and fat content. Or make your own fresh from oive oil and eggs in a blender, much less icky when you know it has good oil in it.

Dita Maulani said...

You always make me want to eat and eat!

C. Knack said...

Oh my goodness! that looks absolutely delicious - I will be trying it.

Lori said...

wow this looks so good! I need to try this ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alisa i have your blog on my google reader and love it, u were saying the other day that u get up and make your hubbys lunch well , when i used to do that , i used to make mine as well and put it in the fridge so it was there and quick and easy for me to grab....

bev langby
leofaerie17@gmail.com

Caleen said...

This looks delish! Wow. you are working long days but, I so appreciate all you do to share your talent with all of us. I am going to have to try this. I totally know what you mean about mayo! :) Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

OMG you made me hungry!! This looks nummy!
There is a lunch place here that makes a curried egg salad that is yummy too.
Really enjoying your blog lately :)

gretchen said...

this is one of our new favorites for lunch or dinner...usually after we've been too busy to cook or lazy(!) and picked up a deli roasted chicken- I make it the next day with left-overs, so we get two or sometimes three meals out of the one purchase.
I like to add red grapes, too - if we remember to pick them up when we get the chicken...

Lilith said...

looks so delicious! here's it noon and I'd rather eat this than my poor cheese sandwich :p
btw I tried your peach& pancetta recipe the other day, that was delicious! thanks for that!

Barbara L. said...

I second the yogurt comment, especially Greek yogurt which is thicker. If you want some mayonnaise, just cut it in half with the yogurt. Now I'm hungry!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I love that you are as creative with your food as you are with your art. Yum!

Rita vindedzis said...

looks yummy! I also get grossed out by mayo. I'll use low fat yogurt instead.

Jennifer Blevins said...

Yummy! I want to try this sandwich right now. It doesn't help that it is almost lunchtime and I skipped breakfast this morning. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

corrine aka jafabrit said...

I love my curry and I love sarni's and I love your recipe :) This one is super.

K said...

If you find the yoghurt suggestion too runny (but I think that it'd work nicely), try sourcream. (I don't use mayo at all in the kitchen anymore and we buy it only when the kids are present in the grocery shop - even they don't miss it at home if there isn't any which means that it's really overrated :)

silverblayze said...

I've always wanted to try curry; this sandwich looks delicious! I'll probably try it with yoghurt instead because I am also squeamish about mayonaise.

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