I’m not exactly sure what makes this chicken sandwich exotic, but it does remind me of the fancy sandwiches in Panara Bread and that’s about as exotic as I get lately.
I know, my life is fascinating.
This sandwich, however, is a culinary masterpiece, a party in your mouth, a mish-mash of leftovers.
This sandwich is the sum of three days worth of leftovers.
Two days ago, we had salad for dinner and I cooked up some chicken and then sliced it. I wish I could give you a recipe for my chicken, but I don’t remember what seasonings I used.
I imagine it went something like this….Grab the large pan, douse it in olive oil, and throw a few chicken breasts in. Add seasoned salt, generously, pepper, some flakes of green this or that, and a teaspoon of chicken broth base. Brown either side and then put a lid on it until the chicken is cooked. Slice.
We ate it over salad and it was wonderful, but I had a lot of chicken leftover.
Yesterday, I made a pot of meat sauce and spaghetti. At the last minute, I thought about how nice a chunk of bread would be with this sauce, so I started looking for a super quick bread recipe. Now I have an easy home-made bread recipe that I use often, but I wanted a hard, crusty artisan type bread.
I am a bread snob. I would say sorry, but I’m really not.
I love me some bread, but it must be good bread. New York City has amazing bread. I was weaned on it, but I can’t get it up here, so I have to make it myself.
I used this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and it was wonderful. I highly recommend it.
I made one loaf to go with our spaghetti dinner and put the rest of the dough in the refrigerator overnight.
We used the leftover dough to make rolls for our sandwiches.
I love a good sandwich. If you ask my husband, he’ll tell you I can turn just about anything into a sandwich. He hates to eat that way, but I could do it every day.
Remember the blueberry jam explosion I had last week?
Well, I have nine bottles of this strange, shall we say exotic (?), syrupy blueberry sauce.
I need to use it on something other than just pancakes.
Now I say it’s exotic, because it has cinnamon and nutmeg in it. Don’t ask. I simply followed the recipe, but I have a knack for being drawn to unusual recipes.
I thought, why not use it on my chicken sandwich?
So I spread some blueberry dressing (yes, it has many names) added lettuce and shredded carrots to one side of the sandwich, and on the other half, I used a healthy portion of warmed leftover chicken and cheddar cheese.
Then I put the two sides together and could barely fit it in my mouth.
These are the times when I’m glad I have a bit mouth.
I loved it.
No-one else was brave enough to try some blueberry dressing on their sandwich, but it sure was good. They’re missing out.
That’s my exotic chicken sandwich with blueberry dressing.
What’s the best sandwich you’ve eaten recently?