Salads,Sandwiches

Lemon tarragon chicken by Anjuli

Posted on 11-13-08 · Tags: , ,

Lemon tarragon chicken sandwich

Skinless boneless Organic chicken breast cut into strips, marinated overnight in a good blend of flavors, and cooked in a pan is a good thing to have on hand. Kind of like a good balsamic. Just saying. Two breasts cooked two ways can give you sandwiches and salads for the whole week.

The background of fresh lemon and tarragon can be enhanced or altered altogether to suit other recipes. Below I give both a sandwich and a salad that will enhance the marinated chicken, and also to make for an easy shopping list.

marinade
1 shallot, peeled and finely diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 lemon juiced and strained
1 tablespoon tarragon leaves, chopped
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
A pinch of cayenne pepper

1 skinless boneless Organic chicken breast, washed and cut into 1/2 inch strips

Prepare the marinade in a bowl. Add in the chicken strips and coat. Cover and leave in fridge overnight. Remove from fridge. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle in some olive oil. Once the pan is hot, add in the chicken strips. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. Turn with a pair of tongs. Cut through one chicken strip to make sure it is white and opaque in the center. Remove from the heat. Let cool.

Lemon tarragon chicken sandwich

Condiment
2 tablespoons mascarpone
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 teaspoons worth fresh tarragon, chopped
1 teaspoon worth fresh mint, chopped
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cayenne
Salt
Pepper

Mix ingredients in a bowl and taste. Adjusting seasonings. Set aside. This can be done a day in advance.

A few pieces of romaine lettuce, washed and ripped
1 handful cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in thirds
2 slices of whole wheat, sourdough, or chewy peasant bread, cut thinly and toasted

Smear the condiment on the toast. Top one slice with the chicken and the other with the lettuce and tomato. Crack on some freshly ground black pepper. Fold and wrap in wax paper, then tinfoil. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!

To make a salad
Lemon tarragon chicken strips
1 head romaine lettuce, stemmed, washed, dried, and ripped into bite-sized pieces
Handful cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced into thirds
Parmigiano-Reggiano sliced thinly or grated (can substitute with other slightly sweet, mild, semi-hard to had cow cheese)
A handful of fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
A handful of mint leaves, chopped
A handful of pepitas
Salt
Pepper

Heat a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle in some olive oil. Add in the pepitas and toast for 4 minutes, shaking the pan every 20 seconds or so. They’re color will start to change, and the green will wear off. Salt and lay out on a paper towel to dry and cool.

Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, fresh herb, and cheese in a bowl. Top with the cooled pepitas and chicken. Drizzle the dressing over the top and toss. Serve immediately.

Dressing
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Whisk ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.

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  1. F.J. wrote:

    Anj, when can I come over and eat all of this? Please?

    November 13th, 2008 at 12:44 pm
  2. trish wrote:

    Found this on foodgawker – this looks delicious!

    Trish

    November 15th, 2008 at 6:12 pm
  3. Kevin wrote:

    That sandwich looks really tasty!

    November 24th, 2008 at 11:27 pm
  4. Ana wrote:

    I made this, and it was great! The first time, I marinated the chicken overnight, and the second time I made it with just sauteed chicken and it tasted pretty much the same, definitely less flavorful, but for me it wasn’t worth the effort of marinating. I also made just the condiment with left over turkey and it was excellent.

    December 31st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

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