August 3, 2010
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
My mom discovered this chicken salad sandwich at a local deli/sandwich shop. She was able to find out the secret key ingredient: Honeycup Uniquely Sharp Mustard. It's basically honey mustard with a good kick. The first ingredient listed is brown sugar. This mustard is available in local grocery stores, but I'm not sure in what other cities it's sold. I found it sold online here.
Because the mustard is so yummy, I don't do anything special to the actual chicken salad. I boil the chicken, shred it, add mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and chopped dill pickles. So if you don't have a splendid mustard to serve it with, you probably should look elsewhere for a tastier chicken salad recipe.
For the sandwich, use salted rye bread or a croissant. Generously spread on the Honeycup Mustard (really, the more the better. See it oozing out from under the tomato in the photo?). Add a slice of swiss cheese, a dollop of chicken salad, sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion, and a piece of lettuce.