I made a really quick lunch the other day.
First I sprinkled a thin chicken breast with garlic powder and pepper which was then pan fried.
Next I built up the sandwich with the addition of cucumber, red onions and spinach. As I don’t like raw onions, I let the slices sizzle in the pan beside the chicken, which made them nicely soft but not too crispy.
This was then all topped off with a generous drizzle of sweet Thai chilli sauce and sandwiched between lightly toasted wholemeal bread.
I’ll admit it was one of the messiest sandwiches I’ve eaten due to chilli sauce dripping out as I ate it, but at the same time it was one of the most satisfying I can remember having in a long time.
As tomorrow is the first day of Chinese New Year, I thought I’d write about my lunch today, which was inspired by Chinese flavours.
I’d roasted a chicken earlier this week, seasoning it very simply with salt and pepper and since then I’ve been using the meat in a variety of recipes, of which this is one.
All I did was reheat some breast meat in the microwave, seasoned with a little five spice powder, pepper, a dash of light soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame oil. Then I served it up in (and on) some warm, toasted wholemeal pitta bread with slices of cucumber and a healthy dash of mayo.
This was possibly one of the quickest, simplest ways to recreate all the flavours of a Chinese meal in the convenience of a sandwich.
And to all the Chinese out there, 恭喜发财!