February 14, 2012

Fireside Sandwich Chats: Chicken Salad Sandwich

Hi Guys!

Welcome to my new video series, Fireside Sandwich Chats. It's where we discuss, make, and eat ... drum roll please ... SANDWICHES! Every episode we take an old, boring sandwich and make it into something spectacular. By a fireplace. With a bow tie.

Check out the first video: chicken salad sandwiches. We recreate the classic with a Chicken Salad Sandwich with Lemon, Capers and Herbs (recipe after the jump)!

All in all, we ended up with one tasty chicken salad sandwich! We prove that with a little determination, some mayonnaise and a healthy American spirit, you can recreate just about any sandwich. Now it's your turn to head to the kitchen and whip up your own creation!

Here's what we came up with:

Thanks for watching and tune in next time, y'all!

***Check out my previous video, A Cupcake Conundrumwhere I smash cupcakes with a hammer. Um, yeah.***

Recipe below.

Chicken Salad Sandwich with Lemon, Capers and Herbs
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

1. 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.

2. To assemble the sandwiches, place two slices of 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!