Hi everyone! I’m back and with this scrumptious little honey to share with you…As you can see by the title, I’m taking full credit for this little baby! I have been looking around online for a chicken salad recipe and found several chicken curry recipes but I didn’t have all the ingredients they listed on hand. So what does one do in a situation like this? Improvise!!
First the rolls…these I baked as I made the rest of this recipe and unfortunately for those in America I don’t have a recipe for these as I cheated in making these. I used the following:
For those of you in Norway or any of the Scandinavian countries where you can buy this stuff, here is a secret trick I learned at work, you take one bag of whole wheat roll flour and one bag of light and fluffy roll flour and mix it…this gives you whole grain rolls which are light and fluffy!! They are even soft the day after. You lucky people in America can buy something similar at your local bakery- any good whole grain rolls will work and if you can find some you can bake yourself it’s even better.
After you get your rolls going, fry up some chicken breast…I used about this much og my Swedish chicken breasts I bought in Sweden..
I spiced them up with garlic pepper, sea salt, and a dash of Old Bay Spice (which is kind of like grill krydder here in Norway). Any spices you use when frying chicken will work. The best is if you have leftover breasts and need something to do with them- because you want your chicken meat cold.
Now this next part will get a little bit sketchy because I don’t measure…I took about one carrot and shredded it into a bowl, add about 1/2 shredded apple, little more then half a red onion chopped in very tiny pieces, and two garlic cloves chopped finely as well. Rip your chicken up and add this to the mixture. Now as far as the dressing goes, I’ve seen some recipes suggest yoghurt and mayonaise, and some recommend kesam and mayonaise…I only had mayonaise and light cream fraiche. I used about three quarters of the box of cream fraiche which would be a little over one cup I think, and about two tablespoons of light mayonaise. Mix this together until you get a creamy consistence and add pepper, sea salt, and curry powder to taste. I refridgerated this while I waited for the rolls and when the rolls were ready added thin slices of iceberg salad, cherry tomato slices, the chicken curry salad and a piece of bacon (fried) and split in two on top. For those of you in Norway, if you’ve ever eaten the Tandoori chicken baguettes at La Baguette, this reminded all of us of that meal….WONDERFUL.
I know what I’ll be taking to work tomorrow for lunch!!! This was so wonderful and easy and will defintely be something we make again. I’ve been bored silly with food lately and looking to be inspired with new healthy meals. I would say this meal was fairly healthy, even though I used some mayonaise and cream fraiche they were light versions and I don’t think did too much damage.
Bon Appetite my friends!!!
Until next time……