Tandoori Chicken Melt

Tandoori Chicken Melt

You knew this was coming right? :) Just by looking at the list of ingredients in the marinade for the tandoori chicken I knew that it would be packed with flavour and I thought: Wouldn't that tasty chicken tandoori make for a great chicken salad sandwich? And wouldn't that sandwich be even better if it had cheese and it was buttered up and grilled until the cheese melted? With that thought I knew that I would have to try it out and so I doubled the chicken tandoori recipe so that I would have plenty of extra to play with. I kept the tandoori chicken salad pretty simple, adding mayo, onions, cilantro and an extra hit of chili pepper heat. The grilled cheese chicken tandoori salad sandwich turned out really well! The flavour of the tandoori marinade came through in the sandwich and it was pretty amazing when combined with the mayo and the hit of lemon juice. I could not resist serving the sandwich with a side of mango chutney which somehow seemed appropriate. I will definitely need to make sure to make extra tandoori chicken the next time that I make it so that I can make more of these sandwiches.

Tandoori Chicken Melt

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon mayo
1/2 cup tandoori chicken (shredded)
1 tablespoon red onion (diced)
1 small green chili (chopped)
1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
1 splash lemon juice
2 slices bread
1 slice cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)

Directions:
1. Mix the mayo, chicken, onions, cilantro and lemon juice.
2. Assemble sandwich, butter it up and grill it until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown on both sides.

Tips on how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich every time.

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21 comments:

Christina said...

Yum this looks delicious Kevin! I never think to make my leftovers as creative as you do!

{The Classy Woman} said...

I'm already hungry for dinner and now this picture is sending me into the kitchen. I wish I had one to eat right now! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great sandwiches! Nobody can beat you when it comes to using leftovers in a such a creative way!

Cheers,

Rosa

Mother Rimmy said...

What a delectable looking sandwich!

benbake said...

Holy crap that looks good! You need your own show. I'm serious. Everything you make is near perfect. Trying your roasted red pepper rice with feta tonight.

Paula said...

Whoa, this is an awesome sandwich! You come up with THE best ideas. This one is a keeper, for sure! YUM!

Anonymous said...

Kevin, who eats all of this food you cook? Do you have a huge family? And how do you have time to work a full-time job, grocery shop, cook, take pictures and put out daily blog posts?

Swee San said...

Wow looks yummmyyy .. Just one question, wouldn't the filling drop out if I flip / grill the sandwich over a pan ? Is there a way to cook it so it comes out nice and straight ?

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

This sounds so good!

An Open Book said...

wow never thought of this one...im queen of leftovers btw :)

vanillasugar said...

you need to open a grilled cheese truck. i am so serious! LOL

Stella said...

Nice Kevin. I'm craving food like this right now. I might try your tandoori chicken in my 'Enchanting Pastry Dough'. East meets West is always nice.
I like your asparagus header by the way. The last time I visited you had a pumpkin top...

Emily said...

Ugh, oh no, this isn't good! My two favorite things, tandoori chicken and grilled cheese. You are a genius... I think I know what I'll be doing with my takeout now.

Danielle said...

I just have to say...not only does this sound fantastic, but it looks wonderful!

Kevin said...

Swee San: Excellent point. I normally place a plate face down on top of the sandwich in the pan and flip the pan so that the sandwich now rests on the plate and then I slide it back onto the pan.

tomasz said...

Kevin, simply speechless... :)

meeso said...

Delicious!

nesigirl74 said...

This recipe (which I came across on Pinterest) was life-changing *literally*! My 7-year-old son is somewhat picky and so unwilling to try new foods. I had to beg and bargain with him to try this (which I made on naan bread and it was DIVINE!). He tried it, and since he loved it so much after thinking I was trying to get him to eat something 'icky', he has been so quick to try new things that I have been making. This sandwich got him to trust that I will only have him try things that I honestly think he will like, and now he is eager to try new things and help me to prepare them. thank you~Thank You~THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!

Kevin said...

nesigirl74: I am glad that you and your son enjoyed this sandwich, it is one of my favourites. I am really happy to hear that your son is trying new dishes! I know that I enjoyed food and eating a lot more when I started exploring and trying new foods. Thanks so much for sharing!

Leonie said...

Looks like the best sandwich I might eat in my life!

Veronique Deblois said...

Another recipe of yours to drool over.

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