This. Sandwich. It’s healthy! The first time I made this little sammy I was unaware that I’d totally fall in love with it. But now we’re in love and now you can be too. I feel like so many chicken salads are the same, but this one has curry powder that’ll make you say whaaaaaaat. Yup, curry powder and it makes this sandwich so not boring.
Because I buy rotisserie chickens on the reggggg (love when they’re on sale for $5!) we are always tossing chicken into whatever we’re whipping up for dinner. This recipe is super flexible and you can totally adapt it to your taste. I almost always have carrots, onion, and celery on hand (really who doesn’t), which makes this a no brainer when we are thinking of making something quick and easy for dinner. Swap out golden raisins for cranberries, butter lettuce for arugula, carrots for apples. The possibilities are endless! So you kinda have no excuse to not make it. And if you’re one of those that hates mayonaise, use greek yogurt! All the cool kids are doing it.
Oh. And. PS. I’M ENGAGEDDDD. I’m actually still totally not used to it and am calling the boyfriend, “the boyfriend,” but it’s only been a week so I’m sure fiance will catch on soon enough. Kinda like how it’s been 2013 for almost 4 months now but I’m still writing 2012? I don’t get it either. I think I’m trying to hold onto my youth, but I only just turned 26 sooooooooooooo, who knows what I’ll be saying when I’m 50?
So long story short, the boyfriend planned a fabulous proposal all without me knowing or suspecting a thing. He got all of our friends and family together for wine tasting to celebrate my birthday, and popped the question out in the beautiful vineyards of Concannon in Livermore, CA. The day was perfect, the ring is perfect, and I look forward to this next exciting chapter in our lives. Luckily, our friend was there with her awesome camera and took on the roll of paparazzi for the entire day.
Let the wedding planning begin! We are shooting for November 2013, so get ready to go through this hectic (but exciting!) process with me. Please feel free to leave any tips or tricks in the comments! It’s going to be a long 8 months guys. Ahhhhhh
Oh yeah! This chicken salad sandwich.
- 3 tbs golden raisins
- 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
- ¼ onion, diced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- ½ tsp curry powder
- ¼ cup olive oil or mayonaise
- salt and black pepper to taste
- lettuce of your choice
- tomato slices
- 8 slices whole grain bread
- Soak the raisins in hot water for 10 minutes so that they can plump up.
- Place the chicken, celery, onion, curry powder, carrot, and mayonaise to a bowl. Add in the raisins. Mix thoroughly.
- Toast the bread. Place the lettuce on top of 4 of the bread slices, then top with the tomatoes, and follow with a heaping scoop of the chicken salad. Top with another piece of bread and enjoy!