Fireside Sandwich Chats: Chicken Salad Sandwich

Welcome to Fireside Sandwich Chats, where we discuss, make, and eat…drum roll please…SANDWICHES! Every episode we’ll take a boring, old sandwich and make it into something spectacular. By a fireplace. With a bow tie.

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Will Levitt is a senior at Wesleyan University, where he writes about food, eats food, and has recently come to terms with the fact that he is a mayonnaise addict. He blogs about college, cooking and the art of sandwich making – among other things – at his blog Dorm Room Dinner.


Chicken Salad Sandwich with Capers, Herbs and Lemon
Makes 2 sandwiches

This is a simple, “kinda elegant” version of chicken salad – perfect for your next chicken salad sandwich, but also great on its own over some mixed greens.

2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into medium cubes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 heaping teaspoon capers
1 teaspoon lemon zest
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
pinch salt and pepper
4 pieces toasted sandwich bread (such as sourdough)
2 large leaves butter lettuce
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, mayonnaise, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, chives, parsley, pepper flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.

To assemble the sandwiches, place two slices of toasted bread on a work surface. Top with butter lettuce, red onion and evenly divide the chicken salad between each. Top with the other slices of bread and eat at once!

Originally posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

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