It’s sad, really, how often I think about my meals and desserts (especially desserts) ahead of time. There is a rare breed of people who never crave any specific food, and I’ve realized I am not one of those people. Earlier this week, I had a craving for chicken sandwich. Pesto chicken and chicken BLT are thoroughly tasty options, but I had a specific craving for curried chicken sandwich with a bit of a kick, a crunchy bite, and a touch of sweetness. I roasted a chicken with this sandwich in mind, and intentionally saved a huge chunk of chicken breast before anyone could claim a stake on the roasted chicken (ha! ha!).
If you don’t have any leftover roasted chicken on hand, feel free to use poached chicken breast or store-bought rotisserie chicken. Easy to make ahead of time, delicious to eat…this is totally my kind of lunch!
Curried Chicken Sandwich with Green Apple and Raisins
(makes 4 sandwiches)
½ cup plain or Greek yogurt
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp white wine vinegar
2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
¼ cup raisins
Salt and pepper to taste
8 slices of sandwich bread, toasted (optional)
Few lettuce leaves
Combine yogurt, curry powder, and vinegar in a bowl until well blended. Add chicken, apple, raisins, salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. To assemble sandwich, line two bread slices with lettuce leaves and spoon some chicken mixture in between.