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Chicken Caesar Sandwich

It’s been a long time since I last blogged!  Following the birth of my twins, I’ve been waiting for the right moment to return and last night I finally felt inclined to take some pictures of the food knowing I had a bit of free time this morning to write about it!  I thought this recipe would link in well with my previous post of Chicken Caesar Salad and would give me the chance to test an alternative caesar dressing.

This one didn’t use mustard but lemon juice and worcester sauce instead (full ingredients at the bottom of the post) and overall I’m not really sure which one I prefer.  Both have their merits.  This one was more runny for sure so made the eating a bit messier.  But taste wise, both are good!

I started by cooking the chicken breast on 180 C for 20 mins and then prepared the caesar sauce in the meantime.  I mixed all the sauce ingredients together well and added half to some chopped lettuce leaves.  Then I toasted the ciabatta for a couple of minutes, placed the cooked chicken on top, then the dressed lettuce, ham and added some more caesar sauce and Parmesan shavings.




In terms of overall recipe I would say I preferred the Caesar salad as it is easier to eat (a knife and fork help!) but this was a tasty alternative and a great, fast homemade snack albeit not the healthiest!  Life with twins has definitely led to repeating more of the same meals over and over so this made a welcome change last night 🙂

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

1 chicken breast

2 pieces of cooked ham/parma ham torn into small pieces

Mixed lettuce leaves

2 ciabattas

6 tablespoons of mayonnaise

6 tablespoons of lemon juice

Sprinkling of worcester sauce

Salt and pepper

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Cajun chicken and coleslaw sandwich

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The majority of the cooking I’ve done on my blog has been for dinners or lunches while cooking for other people.  For this blog I decided to do a recipe more for me, a simple one, less formal that can be eaten on the sofa!  The inspiration is a sandwich that I used to have in the UK at least every week in my lunchbreak from work;  Cajun Chicken and Coleslaw sandwich! It’s from a cute place in the centre of Birmingham called the Victorian Restaurant.  The place is so old fashioned it doesn’t even have a website but I did find the following link to a picture online!

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I’ve been craving this sandwich for about 6 months and keep intending to have it when I go home but I always run out of time or I’m in the wrong place when lunchtime comes around.  So time to make it for myself!

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For the coleslaw I finely chopped a small cabbage, two red onions and grated two carrots and mixed in a bowl.  I added 200g of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of soy sauce, a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of chilli flakes and salt and pepper and mixed together well.  As you can see from the picture below, it makes a lot of coleslaw!!!  So you might want to reduce the ingredients if you don’t want to be eating it for days!

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For the cajun spice mix I used about two tablespoons of cajun spice, half a teaspoon of chilli powder and a tespoon of thyme.  I rubbed olive oil on two chicken breasts, cut slits on both sides and rubbed the spice mix all over.

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I then cooked them in the oven for 25 minutes but they would be very nice grilled or barbequed also.

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I bought some nice bread from a bakery nearby trying to replicate the sandwich exactly as I used to have it at the Victorian!  I spread butter on both pieces and added a fair amount of coleslaw to one piece of bread.  Then, when the chicken was cooked, I sliced it and added on top of the coleslaw.

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It made quite a big sandwich but I could still get my mouth around it 🙂

With two chicken breasts there was enough for four sandwiches. I’ve hardly made a dent in the coleslaw so far so maybe I can give another update on here when it finally runs out!

And as for authenticity, well it was perfect!  If it wasn’t for the bright sunshine coming through the window, I could have been transported back to a rainy Birmingham lunchtime with this sandwich as my comfort!

So now I have to think of the next thing I can replicate to take me back home…if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to comment and I will do my best!

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