My mother used to make this sandwich for us to take to school or to have as an evening snack. I loved it. But honestly more than the sandwich, I loved the filling. Everytime I would open the fridge, I would eat a spoonful because it tasted amazing as is. Mom would make quite a bit to last couple of days, but she would always open the container to an ever diminishing filling.
This sandwich is healthy, tasty, really easy to make and perfect for kids. It’s perfect to be eaten for breakfast, to be sent as snack for school kids, it can be your lunch packed for office, or it can even be your starter for a party.
Here’s what you need:
CHICKEN MAYONNAISE SANDWICH
- Chicken Thighs – 2 or 3 (you could even use breast but I prefer thighs b’cos it’s softer. Also, read tips)
- Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup
- Cucumber – 1, sliced
- Capsicum – 2 tablespoons, chopped
- Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon, freshly ground
- Ketchup (optional)
- Lettuce / Tomato ( Optional)
Clean the chicken (like duh!). Place the chicken in a wok along with salt, peppercorns and tumeric. Add enough water to cover the chicken and bring it to a boil.
Reduce the fire to a simmer and let the chicken cook covered. Once the chicken is done, move it to a plate to cool. Shred the chicken into really thin strands or else you could put it in a food chopper and mince it slightly (Just use your hand, it’s super easy).
Now mix the chicken shreds with mayonnaise and chopped capsicum. Add desired level of pepper (I add a little bit of oregano/parsley/rosemary according to my mood). Your chicken-mayo mix is ready and can be refrigerated to be used as and when needed.
Ways to make the sandwich:
- Take 3 slices of bread. On one slice spread the chicken-mayo mix. Layer it with another slice of bread. Put some sliced cucumbers, along with tomatoes/lettuce(if using) on this slice. Layer with another slice of bread on which you’ve applied butter or ketchup or you could even put some chicken mayo mix on this too. This is done so that the 3rd slice of bread sticks well to the sandwich keeping the cucumbers in place. You can cut the sandwich into desired shapes using cutters to make it more exciting for kids and appealing when served for parties.
- Toast the bread slices and then put butter on one side of each slice and apply the spread generously and also put in the lettuce/cucumbers. Or else, spread the filling onto the bread slices and put it in a sandwich toaster for 2 mins.
- Toasting the bread prevents it from being soggy
- Sometimes, I add dried Oregano/Parsley/Thyme/Basil to the spread
- You could also add lettuce, onion and tomato or even ketchup along with the spread to make your sandwich even more tastier and crunchier. Also, you’ll not feel hungry for a longer time.
BIG TIP : When boiling the chicken (normally use thighs with skin and bone-in), I add one onion sliced, some ginger garlic pieces, and a carrot chopped. And add quite a bit of water and let the chicken cook in it. Once chicken gets cooked, I remove the chicken pieces onto a plate… take off the skin and bones and add it back into the water. I boil it again for sometime and let the water reduce to a thick chicken stock. Oh yea, two birds with a stone! Drain the stock into a container and freeze it till you are ready to make soup ).