Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Mango

Cajun Chicken

Cajun Chicken

Cajun Chicken Sandwich

1 chicken breast, skinned
Olive oil
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
4 tomatoes, sliced
Telegraph cucumber, sliced
Carrot, julienned
Red capsicum, julienned
1 red onion, finely sliced
Basil pesto
Ground sweet paprika for garnish
Chopped parsley for garnish
Foccacia bread, cut into 4 triangular pieces and sliced through the middle Fresh mesclun salad

Mango mayonnaise, see recipe below
Vinaigrette, see recipe below

  1. Place the chicken breast into a roasting dish with a little olive oil and sprinkle both sides with the Cajun seasoning.
  2. Bake in an oven at 180¡C for 10 minutes or until the chicken is just cooked.
  3. Cool and cut the meat into slices.
  4. Toast the foccacia and put the bottom slice on each plate.
  5. Place mesclun salad on the bread then top with tomato and cucumber slices.
  6. Put the carrot, capsicum and red onion on top and drizzle with a little vinaigrette.
  7. Place the chicken strips on top; drizzle with the mango mayonnaise and a little pesto.
  8. Garnish with sweet paprika and parsley.
  9. Lean the top slice of the bread against the sandwich and serve .

Mango Mayonnaise

Makes about 1 litre, depending on thickness
3 egg yolks
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
Good-quality oil
1 cup mango pulp (sweetened if desired)
1 Tbsp brown sugar

  1. Put the egg yolks, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor and switch on high.
  2. Slowly pour in some oil until the mayonnaise thickens, then add the mango pulp and the brown sugar. Continue to add oil until the desired thickness is reached.
  3. Store the in refrigerator until needed.

Vinaigrette

2 cups olive oil
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup wholegrain mustard
1/4 cup castor sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper

Mix the ingredients well (preferably with a blender wand) and store in the refrigerator until needed.

Serves 4

This recipe was kindly supplied by Fitness Life Magazine – Your Body Your Mind

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