Monday, September 15, 2008

It's a mouthful - Curried Chicken and Endive Sandwiches with Pancetta

I had the tv on the food channel Saturday morning while I did some stuff around the house. This dish caught my eye and I made it for dinner tonight - Curried Chicken and Endive Sandwich with Pancetta from Giada De Laurentiis. I couldn't find a recipe for it online, so here's some vague directions for what I made tonight. And you should make them too, these were mighty fine.

Here's what you need:
endive, washed and chopped, like cabbage for coleslaw, or however you like
cooked chicken, I used one breast half to make sandwiches for the 2 of us
curry powder
lemon juice
pancetta, one slice per sandwich

Chop up your chicken and endive. I'd go somewhere between equal parts and 2 parts chicken to 1 part endive, whatever floats your boat. Toss them together in a bowl.

In a small bowl, mix together some mayo (I use light), curry powder, lemon juice, honey and salt. Make it taste good. I can't really tell you more than that, I didn't follow a recipe. The add it to the chicken and endive. Mix it up. Taste it. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Meanwhile, cook your pancetta slices, 1 per sandwich.

Put your chicken mixture on your buns,

Top with pancetta,

Eat, and wish you'd made more than 2 sandwiches.


Bellini Valli said...

These sound very good Sara..I can see why you would have to make 2:D

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Dad gum I love the way you wrote this especially that last line ;0)))
I'd say this is wonderful and the recipe is just as it should be for Italian really great food: make it taste good!

Rachel said...

They look so cute!

Deborah said...

That looks amazing!!

Sara said...

bv - now to clarify that was one each! but i could have eaten at least 2, they were so good.

tanna - the cornerstone of every recipe, make it taste good.

rachel - thanks!

deborah - they were SO GOOD. i can't say it enough.

Ruth Daniels said...

one word...SLURP!!!

So delicious, I wish I had some of those ingredients here, right now. Thanks for sharing.

jasmine said...

I'll take more than a mouthful, please :)


She sure is strange! said...

"Make it taste good. I can't really tell you more than that, I didn't follow a recipe."

This is exactly how I cook too! Makes it a little hard to share or remember them for next time though.

Just found your blog from Everybody Likes Sandwiches. Very nice!


Peabody said...

These would be a great alternative to chicken salad sandwiches that people always serve at baby and bridal showers. I especially love the pancetta.

fearlesschef said...

Wow! I saw that episode, too... but have too many recipes to try before I get to it... so I am so glad that you tried it! I just found your blog and will probably send the rest of the afternoon reading!

Cassie said...

Wow, what an interesting combination of flavors! Those sandwiches look delicious and seem so easy to make!

Annie said...

I love Giada, her recipes and ideas are always right on. I often make recipes by memory, I think it's more fun that way anyway!

Baking Soda said...

O my goodness, I wish you made more than two, and send them my way!

Kevin said...

That sandwich sounds tasty!