Yes, I know, another salad.
First off, let me give a brief explanation of why I used this somewhat unappetizing picture that looks like a chicken vomited on toast …Actually, never mind. This is the actual picture of what my husband made for dinner last night, and believe it or not it was so good, I had to taste it before taking a picture and deciding to use it as a blog post.
I was on the phone long distance with my parents, so I didn’t have a chance to guide him with what to do with the raw chicken satay. Turns out he didn’t need any guidance and I wanted to post this recipe because it was a little off the wall, but delicious and SO simple.
Anyways, he placed the plate in front of me: two peices of toast with a beige and green speckled salad in between. After he turned his back, I lifted the dry piece of toast on top and glared down at the chickent vomit salad on the bottom piece. “Where’s the lettuce?” I asked. “Inside the salad” He replied. I giggled and looked down at the chicken, it was indeed chopped up inside the salad; along with diced broccoli, pickle and other ingredients.I stopped giggling. I left the top piece of toast off to use it for a desert piece of toast with honey and cinnamon, but I later topped it with more of Adam’s “All-inclusive” chicken salad.
I know you’re as skeptical as I was, thinking “lettuce and pickle IN a chicken salad, instead of using as accouterments?” Yes, that’s why it’s all inclusive. BUT, I wouldn’t recommend this for a sandwich that will be sitting in a refrigerator for any length of time because the lettuce will wilt quickly, but for immediate consumption: Yum!
Bare with me, I know these recipes have been a little different lately but I have a scrumptious pancake recipe and chicken for chicken caesar salad recipe coming too–in other words: Normal food.
- Chicken- I bought 2 prepackaged chicken satays (because they were cheaper than chicken breast), but 1-2 breasts will be fine.
- 2 leafs of the lettuce of your choice
- At least 1 piece of Bread for each person- toasted or not. (At least 1 piece because you can eat it open-faced like I did, or like a normal sandwich)
- 2-3 tree-bits and stem (technical term) of broccoli.
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion (red/white) or shallot
- 1 pickle OR 1-2 Tbsp of pickle relish
- 2 Tbsp of [low fat] Mayo. *low fat optional depending on your diet or what you have handy, which I guess goes for all these ingredients.
How to put it together:
- The easiest way to cook the chicken in the oven so you can just leave it for a bit and watch TV, or play Yahtzee until it’s done. But if you want to fry it or grill it, that’s Okay too, it can just be more work.
- When the chicken is done set it aside to cool.
- Start chopping your other ingredients and put them into your mixing dish with the ingredients that may not need to be chopped; like S&P or the relish–unless you don’t have a pepper-grinder and have to shop your pepper…
- Once all the ingredients are mixed and the chicken is cool, chop the chicken into smaller-than bite-sized peices and add to the mixture.
- Mix until everything is covered in Mayo… and mixed.
- Spoon it onto the bread.
- Sprinkle it with love and eat it–like I said–as a normal sandwich, an open-faced sandwich, in a wrap, pita, alone or on a bed of lettuce–but if you do that, I guess the “all-inclusive” lettuce in the salad instead of AS the salad is your choice.
Again, I WILL be doing NORMAL recipes next–not like my favorite Raman-noodle sandwich (Which is just freshly-made, in-the-broth Raman noodles on a buttered piece of bread folded in half. Mmmm)
In the meantime, enjoy.