Friday, December 18, 2009

Maybe it's cause I don't call them Sammiches.

People tend to assume that when I gave up gluten, sandwiches would be the hardest thing to part with. For the husband, it would have been...he could eat a turkey sandwich every meal for the rest of his life quite contentedly. Not me...I miss vegetarian sandwiches on squaw, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, and once in a while, the old school sandwiches my mom used to make...chicken salad in particular.

Other than that...I'm eh. And I like to experiment and I like to eat with my hands so I should like sandwiches...Same goes with pizza. I can't explain it, so I won't even try.

Anyway, I got a craving for chicken salad the other night, and even though I originally intended to just serve it over lettuce for me, I decided to buck up and make a loaf of gluten free bread instead. (It's also good to freeze for breadcrumbs...there's no way I could eat another sandwich before it goes bad).

So here we go. Ate it with a side of cheddar rice cakes...which are deceptively addicting. Hubby ate his with sourdough and chicken barley soup. His was probably better, especially since my bread broke in half and I ended up with two tiny and hard to eat sandwiches...though...yum. Either way.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
About 6 oz cooked chicken tenders, cut into small cubes
half a granny smith apple, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/4 lg red onion, diced
salt and pepper (large pinch each)
small pinch of rosemary, crushed
About 2 tbsp light mayo
2 slices bread per person, your choice
Romaine lettuce

Combine chicken, apple, celery, onion and mayo in medium bowl. Mix well. Add more mayo if you like that sort of thing. Mix in salt and pepper and rosemary.

Smear some mayo on both slices bread, add a couple spoonfuls of chicken mix evenly across one slice, top with a piece of lettuce or two, top with other slice. In other words, make a sandwich.
Makes enough for about 4-5 sandwiches. Not including bread, About 122 cals, 3g fiber, 10g protein, 14g carbs.

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