Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Naan

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I just asked Eric what I should write about tonight, and instead of being like, “Oh ummmmm I dunno…” like he usually is, he answered rapid-fire: “You should write about how ALL the boxes in the spare room are gone, the books are on the shelf, curtains are up, there are even fall decorations everywhere. Oh, and the water pitcher is full.”

IMG_6308Sudden burst of energy, you ask? Yes, actually, in the form of my mother-in-law. She has been in the house less than 24 hours and has already gotten more done than I have in the past week.

IMG_6348I just love that Eric’s idea of a truly well-put-together home is a full water pitcher in the fridge.

IMG_6354Curried Chicken Salad. I’m always so impressed with other people’s awesome ideas. Ingrid over at The Cozy Apron is the genius behind these bad boys. They are SO good. Tender chicken, flavorful sauce (with the tiniest bit of a kick), sweet raisins and crunchy cashews. Yum. Also, why don’t I use naan for every chicken salad sandwich ever? It was awesome. And done in 15 minutes, tops. Throw in a fruit salad or a green salad and this makes for a fabulous weeknight meal.

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Naan

Yield: Makes about 4 not-overly-large sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped (rotisserie works great!)
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pieces of tandoori naan, toasted
  • chopped greens: romaine, green leaf, red leaf, arugula, whatevs

Instructions

  1. To make the salad, combine the mayonnaise, honey, curry, turmeric, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. When it is all mixed together, add the chicken, cashews, raisins, green onions, and cilantro and stir. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Each naan will make 2 sandwiches, so cut it into quarters and use 2 pieces to make one sandwich. Toast the pieces until they are nice and warm and starting to crisp. Layer the greens over one of the pieces of naan. Add the curried chicken salad on top of the greens and cover with the other half of the naan.
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Source: adapted from The Cozy Apron

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