When I made the chicken, roasted red pepper and goat cheese lasagna I did not have the shredded chicken on hand. The easiest way to get shredded chicken is to roast a chicken and so I made my favourite version, a lemon and oregano roast chicken. After making the lasagna, I had some some of the chicken left over and so I started to contemplate ways to use it. I was thinking that the lemon and oregano flavouring on the roast turkey reminded me a lot of the marinade for my chicken souvlaki and this led me to think that a 'souvlaki' chicken salad sandwich would be pretty good.
I started the 'souvlaki' chicken salad with the chicken and some of the flavours from the souvlaki marinade including the lemon, oregano and garlic. I had used the chicken for the lasagna right away I did not get the chance to use the drippings so I put had them in a container and stored them in the fridge. Since the drippings are just packed with flavour, I skimmed the fat from the top, warmed them up and added them to the chicken salad. From there I added some things that I often add to my chicken souvlaki gyros, namely some roasted red pepper, red onion, tzatziki and feta.
These sandwiches were amazing! The lemon, oregano, garlic and red pepper flavour combination was really tasty and the red onions added a nice contrasting sweetness followed by a bit of bite. The salty feta and cool and creamy tzatziki finished off the sandwich nicely!
'Souvlaki' Chicken Salad Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta(makes 1 sandwich)
1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken (leftover chicken souvlaki works best), warm
1/2 lemon (zest and juice)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 small clove garlic (chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons drippings from roast chicken (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 small roasted red pepper (diced)
1 tablespoon red onion (diced)
1 tablespoon tzatziki
1 tablespoon feta (crumbled)
2 slices bread
1. Mix the warm shredded chicken in the lemon, oregano, garlic, oil, drippings, salt and pepper.
2. Assemble Sandwich and enjoy.
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