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Monday's Lunch: Chicken & Cherry Sandwich

Posted Jun 16 2009 12:21am

It seems Monday will be a series of short posts. I'm sure that's fine by most readers.

I couldn't decide what to make for lunch today. I was tired of my usual lunch-meat sandwich. Didn't want a salad. Didn't have time to hardboil eggs and do an egg sandwich. Didn't feel like tuna. Hrm. What to do?

Go to Epicurious.com. Browse " Quick and Easy" category. Select " Lunch." Browse.

Hmmm..." Chicken and Cherry Sandwich." Interesting. I have everything but bread and chicken, I could zip by the store and whip it up quickly no problem. LET'S DO IT!

The result: I give it my full endorsement. It was DELICIOUS. My only change was that I substituted dried oregano and thyme for the tarragon. Decided I'm not so hip on tarragon. I also don't enjoy celery as much as I do cucumbers, so I used those instead. They worked perfectly!

Enjoy the photos - I enjoyed the sandwich!!!

Chicken and Cherry Sandwich

SELF | October 2008

By Marge Perry

Cherries, a good source of cancer-fighting antioxidants, add a surprising fruity flavor to this chunky classic from Conlan. Bonus: Walnuts provide healthy fats.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

ingredients
1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups chopped roasted chicken breast
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped shallots
4 lettuce leaves
8 slices toasted whole-grain bread

preparation

Combine mayonnaise, tarragon, lemon juice and pepper in a bowl. Toss chicken, celery, cherries, walnuts and shallots in another bowl. Stir in mayonnaise dressing. Place 1 lettuce leaf each on 4 slices of bread. Divide chicken salad among sandwiches; top with remaining bread.

CHANGES I MADE: Used 1 1/2 tsp of a mix of oregano and thyme instead of tarragon; used cucumbers instead of celery; toasted sourdough bread and drizzled some high-quality olive oil on it. Yum.

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