Wednesday 25 January 2012

Flavours: Mum's Firecracker Open Chicken Sammies

I love getting e-mails (comments) and messages from my readers and blogger friends. I especially love those e-mails telling me that they tried one of my recipes and found it to be delectable.

Today's dish is one of the simplest sandwich recipes you can find. Passed down to me by my mama, this dish is sure to get onto your list of "Simplest Recipes". No creamy cheesy filling, no extravagant ingredients, just pure hazzle-free sammies full of flavour. They are packed with tender shredded chicken breasts, sweet browned onions, ripe juicy tomatoes and spiced with a little green chillies and pepper.

I love all day meals, and sandwiches, I believe, fall in that category. This is a really simple dish which can be prepared in a few minutes. All you need is a little chicken and some bread! Don't you love dishes with just 4 to 5 ingredients?! I absolutely adore them and I'm always ready to make them at anytime. This is an absolute life saver when you have unexpected guests or when laziness creeps up to you!

Kids will definitely enjoy this treat. I have seen so many parents struggling to feed their little ones and I think this dish will be a good idea and you can enjoy seeing them devour it in minutes! Now, won't that be a pretty pretty sight?!! :)

If you are avid picnic goers and are not one of those extravagant picnic packers, these yum chicken sammies will make a perfect dish to go into your picnic baskets. A warm sunny Saturday afternoon with loaded backpacks on mountain bikes, heading off for the afternoon to one of your favourite spots, these sandwiches will be devoured in a jiffy!

You can always be creative with the filling like using vegetables, egg, beef, lamb and chicken. I will try posting some more similar recipes with different fillings in later posts. You could also serve this up as simple wraps instead of sandwiches. Today, I have for you Mama's home-style chicken sandwiches. And what's better? This dish uses very less oil. Less oil, less fatty! And I think healthy eating is so important these days with changing lifestyles.

I prepare these sandwiches quite often but have always failed to take pictures because they were gone before I was able to take pictures! Today, however, I managed a few though and I hope you enjoy them as much we did!

Enjoy these with a bowl of piping hot creamy onion soupchicken soupspicy pumpkin soup or any soup of your choice. Happy cooking and happy eating!


Chicken breast (cut into cubes) - 250 gms (refer notes)
Green chilli - 1
Pepper - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Big Onion - 2 (medium)
Tomato (finely chopped) - 1 (medium)
Chicken stock - 3 to 4 tbsp
Bread slices - 8 to 10


Take a pressure cooker and add chicken pieces along with a pinch of salt and pepper and a little water into it. Cover and cook till chicken is tender and juicy. Remove the stock/liquid (you can use this as stock that has to be added later into it) and keep aside. Shred the chicken pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add green chilli and onions and saut'e till onion reduces and turns golden brown. Add finely chopped tomato and saut'e for a few minutes till tomato becomes soft. Add the shredded chicken along with pepper and salt and saut'e for a few minutes. Now add chicken stock and stir on medium flame for a few minutes till all the liquid evaporates. Once done, switch off flame and keep aside.

Lightly butter the bread slices and toast them on the griddle or a frying pan. Place the chicken filling on top. Keep warm in a pre-heated oven. (refer notes)

Serve warm.


1. If you don’t have boneless chicken breasts, don’t worry, you can use chicken with bones. But remember to shred the chicken off the bone. Either way, it tastes the same.

2. It isn’t necessary to place the sandwiches in the oven, you can serve it straight from the stove too.

Recipe Courtesy: Mum


  1. absolute firecracker! Really tasty and easy :-) just follow the recipe and enjoy the sammies. Had to be a mom's cooking!


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