Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Swiss Chard and Parsley Chicken Salad Sandwich

Even though it is now fall time and officially October 1st by garden is still producing a fair amount of vegetables which of course makes me very happy.  Luckily I have my garden vegetables because our cabinets are practically bare at this point, it is definitely time to restock.  With one can of garbanzo beans, a little leftover roast chicken, garden veggies, and some basic condiments from my cupboard I was able to create a fabulous chicken salad sandwich (oh and I purchased the French rolls for a total of 50 cents each).  In addition to the season change I usually get pretty bad allergies, but today I woke up realizing that I think I have contracted my first cold of the season...not so fun.  But what that means for my blog is that I will be making a bunch more soups to help flush out my system, so watch for them in the next couple posts.  In other fall news it looks like this weekend is shaping up to be a fantastic one, there might be some apple picking and fall picnicking up the Columbia Gorge!  I hope you enjoy my lovely and very filling sandwich.

Serves 2

The Ingredients

1 cup cooked chicken, shredded

1 cup Swiss chard, chopped

1 cup Italian parsley, chopped

1 roma tomato, diced

1 (15oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

3/4 cup onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)

2 French rolls (warmed up)

The Process

1.  In a medium bowl mix together chicken, Swiss chard, Italian parsley, tomato, garbanzo beans, and onion.  Mix well.

2.  In a small bowl make the dressing by mixing garlic, salt, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, rice vinegar, pepper, and mayonnaise.  Add the dressing to the chicken mixture, stir well and put in the fridge and let sit for 15 minutes so the flavors can marry.

3.  Heat up your rolls, slice in half (not all the way) and fill each one with chicken salad.  Eat!

1 comment:

  1. Made it, ate it, LOVED IT!!! The dressing is what makes this dish, you will want to eat it all in one sitting.