Monday, September 3, 2012

Chicken sandwich with red pepper relish and guacamole



Let's talk sandwiches today. I wonder why I never run out of ideas to make sandwiches. Maybe because I love them so. For this one, I shallow fried a spicy chicken breast in olive oil, made a relish of red peppers and caramelized onions,made guacamole (Click here for guacamole recipe) and to top it all grated a bit of sharp cheddar cheese. After all this work I was not going to ruin it by using plain slice of bread. So, I got a good crusty white bread , which is a rare sight in my home. I always opt for healthy whole wheat bread. But, once in a blue moon, it's fine to use white bread.  Right? 



Assembling was fun and I just kept piling layers and layers on. First, I slapped on some creamy guacamole. Then the relish went right on, then the chicken and then the cheese. No butter on this one. This sandwich makes for a good lunch or dinner :). For us it was weekend brunch.





Ingredients: (serves 2)

  • Good, crusty, long white loaf like ciabatta or baguette
  • Red pepper - 1
  • Onions- 2
  • Dried oregano - 1/4 tspn
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Olive oil - 2 tbspns
  • Garlic paste - 1/4 tspn
  • Chicken breast - 1 pc
  • Paprika powder or Kashmiri chili powder - 1 tspn
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tspn
  • Guacamole - 1/2 cup (Click here for recipe)
  • Sharp cheddar - to taste
  • Salt - to taste
Method:
  • Cut chicken breast lengthwise into 2.
  • Marinate with chili powder, garam masala, garlic paste and salt for an hour.
  • Shallow fry the chicken in 2 tbspns olive oil. Set chicken aside. Reserve the oil for making relish.
  • Now, for the relich, slice onions and red pepper.
  • Chop garlic finely.
  • Saute garlic in the reserved olive oil. Add onions and peppers and saute.
  • When slightly caramelized and golden, add oregano and salt.
Assembling:

  • Slice the loaf horizontally. 
  • On lower half, slather some guacamole.
  • Add the onion-pepper relish.
  • Top with chicken and finally grate some cheese on top. 
  • Close sandwich and enjoy.







 

10 comments:

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  2. Now that is a sandwich!!!!
    Can I come to your house for lunch :)
    No just kidding.

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  3. I went blog hopping and luckily bumped into you. Luv the sandwich bursting with flavors.The recipe is a keeper. I often make pulled chicken sandwiches but I am gonna try this the next time. Lovely presentation too ...... Following u

    Hugs
    Satrupa

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  5. Love chicken sandwich and this looks so yummmm

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  7. Tried your sandwich over the weekend with the hubby, oh boy was he impressed. Turned out perfect, he thought I had ran out to a deli. Thanks for a new favorite.

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  8. I'm truly drooling over this sandwich. You have every ingredient I love plopped onto that lovely crusty bread.

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  9. You may want ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, lettuce, tomato, cheese, or others. Pick the toppings you want and then put it on the half chicken sandwich.

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