Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday's Lunch: Chicken & Cherry Sandwich

It seems Monday will be a series of short posts. I'm sure that's fine by most readers.

I couldn't decide what to make for lunch today. I was tired of my usual lunch-meat sandwich. Didn't want a salad. Didn't have time to hardboil eggs and do an egg sandwich. Didn't feel like tuna. Hrm. What to do?

Go to Epicurious.com. Browse "Quick and Easy" category. Select "Lunch." Browse.

Hmmm..."Chicken and Cherry Sandwich." Interesting. I have everything but bread and chicken, I could zip by the store and whip it up quickly no problem. LET'S DO IT!

The result: I give it my full endorsement. It was DELICIOUS. My only change was that I substituted dried oregano and thyme for the tarragon. Decided I'm not so hip on tarragon. I also don't enjoy celery as much as I do cucumbers, so I used those instead. They worked perfectly!

Enjoy the photos - I enjoyed the sandwich!!!

Chicken and Cherry Sandwich

SELF | October 2008

By Marge Perry

Cherries, a good source of cancer-fighting antioxidants, add a surprising fruity flavor to this chunky classic from Conlan. Bonus: Walnuts provide healthy fats.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

ingredients
1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups chopped roasted chicken breast
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped shallots
4 lettuce leaves
8 slices toasted whole-grain bread

preparation

Combine mayonnaise, tarragon, lemon juice and pepper in a bowl. Toss chicken, celery, cherries, walnuts and shallots in another bowl. Stir in mayonnaise dressing. Place 1 lettuce leaf each on 4 slices of bread. Divide chicken salad among sandwiches; top with remaining bread.

CHANGES I MADE: Used 1 1/2 tsp of a mix of oregano and thyme instead of tarragon; used cucumbers instead of celery; toasted sourdough bread and drizzled some high-quality olive oil on it. Yum.

8 comments:

BreeWee said...

THAT looks soooo good, thanks for posting, nothing like something new for lunch!

Eileen Swanson said...

Oooooo YUMMM! When we ride together, can you bring some of that along, we can do an EASY ride, picnic, ride some more.....what do you think?

E ;-)

triguyjt said...

you should market this....

j.p. patrick said...

Looks good! Kind of a new spin on an old classic.. Apple Walnut Chicken Salad. I was playing around with that version at work last week but on a croissant baked in the shape of baguettes. I wish we still had fresh cherries at the market. Where were you last week!!?

Mel said...

Yum....why don't you go and be a cook for some rich celebrity and make some $$$$$ off of all these delicious dishes:)

Kathleen said...

Super yummy! I am so trying that. And sign me up for that picnic ride with Eileen :-)

Maggs said...

I'm going to try that for lunch today. Thanks.

rr said...

That looks awesome. Thank you! I'm going to try it for sure.

Man, I wish I could love yoga too. Maybe that'll be my new years resolution?