Griddled chicken thigh fillets and sliced chorizo sandwich
A chicken sandwich prepared at home for your own consumption will often be a pretty bland affair. This could be true whether you're in Scotland, Australia or virtually anywhere in between. It may just be some leftover chicken and a bit of salt between two slices of bread in a worst case scenario. When I had a couple of chicken thigh fillets leftover recently however from the Chicken Bhuna Curry Pie Recipe which I prepared and featured on this blog, I decided to think a little bit out of the box and use not only the leftover chicken but anything else I had lying around in the fridge which needed using up on my sandwich.
|Chicken thigh fillets|
Ingredients per Sandwich
2 skinless chicken thigh fillets
Salt and white pepper
6 thin slices Spanish chorizo
1 soft bread roll
1 tablespoon soured cream
Few leaves of coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped
|Starting to griddle chicken thigh fillets|
If you don't have a griddle pan, you could of course fry the chicken thigh fillets. Be aware, however, that they will take a good bit longer to cook.
Open up the chicken thigh fillets and season with salt and pepper. Brush all over - on both sides - with vegetable oil.
|Chicken thigh fillets griddling on second side|
Bring your griddle pan up to a smoking hot heat before carefully laying in the chicken thighs. These thighs took two minutes on each side but do make sure they are properly and fully cooked.
|Griddled chicken thigh fillets|
Lift the griddled chicken thigh fillets to a plate and let them sit and rest for a minute or so while you assemble the rest of your ingredients.
|First griddled chicken thigh is laid on bread roll|
Cut the bread roll open and lay one of the chicken fillets on the bottom half.
|Chorizo slices are laid on chicken thigh fillet|
Lay the chorizo slices on top of the chicken fillet.
|Second griddled chicken thigh is added to sandwich|
Sit the second chicken thigh fillet on top of the chorizo. Spoon on the soured cream and scatter over the coriander before closing to eat.
|Griddled chicken thigh and chorizo roll is ready to eat|
One unexpected benefit I found from this delicious creation was that the heat of the chicken thighs almost instantly slightly crisped the chorizo, giving it an almost streaky bacon like texture.
|First tasty bite is taken from griddled chicken thigh and chorizo sandwich|