My love of roast chicken has gone back a long way. I remember commenting to my friends during our school days to never buy me a cake for my birthday, but to just give me a roast chicken with candles in it! Years later for my 21st I was given my birthday chicken, complete with 21 candles 🙂
A good friend of mine gave me this recipe and I always make it for parties now. In fact at Bec’s Baby Shower one of the ladies commented on how she had remembered them from Bec’s bridal shower 4 years earlier!
I do feel like a spy who is giving away Colonel Sanders 11 secret herbs and spices recipe… such is the quality of these sandwiches and the fact I like to take credit for them 🙂
Our ingredients are:
Roast chicken (I have used two this time)
Whole Egg Mayonaise
Fresh continental parsley
Lemon juice and lemon rind
salt and pepper
There is no point skimping on the mayonaise and using a low fat version. Just as you never want to be the mum at a party who makes their child eat carrot sticks while the rest of the kids are filling up on fairy bread and cupcakes. As my parents always say… ‘If you are going to sin…. sin boldly!’
First up, remove the skin and shred the chicken into a bowl. Chop up the capers and parsley and grate some lemon rind.
Add all the ingredients into the bowl with the lemon rind and a few squeezes of lemon juice (this can be done to your liking. I’m not a huge fan of too much lemon, so I probably added a couple of tablespoons). Likewise with the capers and parsley… there are no quantities given as you just want to make sure you have even amounts through your chicken mixture.
Add some large dollups of mayonaise and mix everything through
Place a decent amount in each sandwich
And then grab your electric knife. If you don’t have one, I guess you could try trimming them with a normal knife, but you’d probably end up squishing the sandwich. Otherwise, you could just leave the crusts on.
Cut the crusts off and cut into either triangles or squares and place on your platter. These were made for a baby shower, hence the toppers.
Be warned…. scavengers will smell this recipe a mile off and come running for them!!