Photo by Tam West
This flavoursome sandwich is filled with a chicken salad made with leftovers from a roast. It is spread between a horzontally cut loaf of ciabatta. Wrapped tightly, it can be taken whole to a picnic or to a shared lunch and cut into sandwiches when you're ready to eat.
- Make a simple chicken salad by mixing ½ shredded roast chicken with a big spoonful of sour cream, a little mayo, dijon mustard, the zest and juice of ½ lemon, chopped chives or chervil and a handful lightly crushed toasted nuts.
- Cut a ciabatta loaf in half lengthwise. Spread both halves with tapenade or pesto. Pile on chicken salad, marinated peppers, sliced cucumber and lots of rocket.
- Close sandwich, wrap in baking paper, then tightly in plastic wrap and chill for flavours to mingle. At the picnic, cut through the plastic wrap into individual sandwiches to serve.
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