It’s rainy, it’s icy and there is slush galore outside. My shoes got quite a soaking from stepping into too many slushy puddles and I had to change into warm, dry clothes as soon as I got home. It certainly doesn’t seem like a day for something like sandwiches…but regardless of the weather, I decided that sandwiches would make the perfect lunch. Using some leftover chicken and Portugese buns fresh from the market, I whipped up a totally delicious meal that had Cornelius and I clamouring for seconds. Lucky for us, there is plenty of leftover sandwich filling for tomorrow and lucky me, these sandwiches taste great with a nice hot cup of tea.
curried chicken sandwiches
2 c leftover cooked chicken, chopped
1 rib of celery, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 c dried cherries, chopped
2 T pecans, chopped
2 t curry paste
2 T mayo (plus additional, if needed)
salt & pepper
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add in the curry paste and mix well so that everything gets combined. Add in the mayo (you may want to use more if you like a wetter consistency) and the salt and pepper to your taste. Combine well.
2. Split your Portugese buns and lightly toast. Spread a thin layer of mayo and add on a couple spoonfuls of the chicken salad mixture and spread over the bottom bun. Cover with fresh spinach leaves and add the top layer of bun.