Bunwiches sounds a bit funky, but hey. It’s what they are. I made this today because I was pushed for time and I literally had two hours to squeeze all the preparation in. These sandwiches are very filling and are a healthy option.
I’ve boycotted Subway since I’ve got food poisoning from there plenty of times to understand that the vegetables they use are not fresh at all. Don’t know about the others but eating out has really lost its charm on me because of the crazy prices and bad food. It takes a bit of an effort, sure, but home-cooked meals are healthier and you know exactly what you’ve put in. The bread I used for these was long French bread type buns. They’re usually available in most bakeries but you can use French bread and then cut it up for your subs. The vegetables are mostly up to you, but lettuce is a must because it makes it all crunchy and fresh and dupes you into thinking you’re eating some form of salad.
For the chicken marinade:
- 10 chicken fillets
- 2 tblsp lemon juice
- 1 heaped tblsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp flaked chillies
- 1 tbsp Nandos Peri Peri sauce (if you don’t have this, use any spicy condiment sauce)
- 2 tbsp olive oil.
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
For the sandwiches:
- Around 12 buns (the pictures will give you a reasonable idea of how many this recipe can fill)
- Honey mustard
- Hp sauce
- Chilli garlic sauce
- Shredded Lettuce
- 2 Thinly Sliced Tomatoes
- 2 Onions thinly sliced
- 3 tblsps oil for cooking
Marinate the chicken fillets with this mixture and set aside for an hour. Make sure to mix it well and that each chicken surface is covered.
After an hour has passed, Cook the chicken with the rest of the marinade in 3 tbsp of oil in a non-stick heavy based pan.
Cook covered for five minutes on each side and cook uncovered for around 8 minutes until the chicken is well browned.
Throw in some HP sauce once the chicken is cooked but still has a minute or two to go.
Meanwhile, cut the buns horizontally, and arrange on the tray. Put Honey Mustard, Mayonnaise and Chilli garlic sauce across the lower half of the bun.
Slice up your fillets and lay them on buns ensuring everyone gets a fair share, top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes and olives.
This serves 7 hungry people. 😛 Hope you enjoy! Till the next round of cooking!