Deli-style Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is standard fare in my household.  I almost always have boneless chicken breasts at home and so am able to hustle this up at short notice when my teenaged son and his friends are hungry.


1.    One large boneless chicken breast
2.    4-5 carrots
3.    4-5 celery stalks
4.    ½ of a medium red onion
5.    One cup of light jarred mayonnaise
6.    1/3 cup of chopped, fresh flat leafed parsley
7.    One stalk of lemongrass (optional)
8.    Two teaspoon of salt
9.    ½ teaspoon of pepper


1.    In a medium sized saucepan, heat up 2 cups of water.

2.    Place the chicken breast, one teaspoon of salt, 2 celery stalks and all carrots in the saucepan and cook at low heat.
3.    Try not to boil the water on high heat (that toughens up the chicken) but continue poaching the chicken on low heat.
4.    While the chicken is boiling, cut the onion in very small cubes and also the remaining two celery stalks in small pieces.

5.    When the chicken is cooked through, take the breast out and dry with a paper-towel and let it cool for a while.

6.    Cut the chicken in small pieces and mix in a large bowl with the cut onion, chopped celery stalks, one cup mayonnaise, one teaspoon of salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.

7.    Slice a Ciabatta role and warm the two sides on a hot pan.
8.    Make a sandwich by putting about ¾ of a cup of the chicken salad on one side of the roll and serve with a side of chips.

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  1. Permalink Submitted by ritu on Mon, 19/03/2012 - 02:13

    Super duper hit with the kids!!!!

    • Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Mon, 19/03/2012 - 14:53

      Thanks 🙂 Glad you liked it!!!

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