Recipe: Spicy Chicken Sambos Under an Explosion of Greens

Now there’s a recipe title your don’t see everyday, Happies.

As many of you may know, chicken sambos and I go way back. I like mine on bread (or in lettuce cups) and always open. I love an open sandwich. Sure, they’re a little harder to eat but nothing a knife and fork can’t fix.

Anyway, the latest chicken sambo concoction to enter the Trollope kitchen is this: Spicy Chicken with homemade mayo, sprouts, warmed onion (more on that in a minute) and chilli. Lots and lots of chilli. Oh and an explosion of greens, of course.

Here’s the close-up…

And here’s what you need for 2 people…

4 x slices of sprouted bread. Or some form of grainy wholewheat goodness
1 x organic chicken breast
1 x brown onion, chopped finely
1 x bunch of fresh kale or English spinach
1 x handful of finely chopped herbs of your choice
1 x avocado
1 x fresh chilli (or chilli powder to taste)
2 x dollops of freshly made mayo (or really good quality whole egg organic mayo from the health store)
1/2 x packet of sprouts

And here’s what you need to do…

1. Fill 1/4 of a fry pan with water and set your chicken inside. It should just skim the chicken, not cover it. Bring to a slow boil with the lid on and poach until cooked. You might want to add some aromats like a bay leaf and peppercorns. Up to you!
2. Pop your onions in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let sit while you prepare the sambos.
3. Now, toast your bread if required and glide on your avocado. Cut your herbs and greens and set aside.
4. If you are using homemade mayo, prepare this now. If it’s store bought, add a few large dollops to a bowl. Either way, once the mayo is done throw in the chilli to your liking.
5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from water and let rest. Once slightly cooled, chop into fine pieces and add to the mayo mix. Drain your onions and throw them in there too. Salt and pepper to taste.
6. Add your chicken and onion mix over your avocado on toast and top with sprouts, herbs and chopped greens.
7. Enjoy!

Tell me Happies,

What do you think of chicken sambos?
Are you into this spiced up version?

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