Tandoori Chicken Club Sandwiches

I’ve always been a bit fussy when it comes to sandwiches. If its not a chicken and mayo sandwich, wrapped tightly in cling-film and from a Pakistani bakery, then it better be an M&S sandwich!

So I first tried this recipe out not expecting anything great. But I have always recieved great reviews whenever I’ve made this; whether its my youngest brother-in-law, or my health-obsessed uncles, or my mother! Everyone seems to like these.

Tandoori Chicken Club Sandwiches

The obvious difference between this and a regular club sandwich is the lack of bacon. I don’t eat pork so can’t say what’s better! But the tandoori twist on the chicken in this recipe definitley brings a whole new dimension to this sandwich, so hopefully traditional club sandwich lovers will be saying “pfff, what bacon?!”

Tandoori Chicken Club Sandwiches

The Leaning Tower of Sandwiches?

(serves 4)

12 slices of bread, crusts removed
250g chicken breast, sliced thinly
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
1 tsp tandoori masala*
1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
Salt, to taste
A pinch of black pepper
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp mustard
Butter, as needed
Mayo, as needed
2 eggs, beaten
4 lettuce leaves
Slices of any salad vegetables you prefer, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, gherkins, etc.

First of all, place the yoghurt, tandoori masala, ginger and garlic paste, and salt in a bowl and mix well. Add the chicken pieces and leave to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, you can toast the bread slices, and butter them on one side while they are still warm from the toaster. Set aside.

Heat about 1 tbsp of butter, or a little oil, in a frying pan. Fry the chicken till the water released has dried and the chicken is cooked. Take out into a bowl and sprinkle the black pepper and add the ketchup and mustard. Mix well.

On 4 slices of bread, spread some mayo and place some chicken on each slice, dividing equally. Spread some mayo on 4 more slices and cover the chicken with them.

Now, make an omlette out of the beaten eggs. You can add a pinch of salt and pepper to it if you wish. Cut the omlette into 4 pieces and place a piece on top of each slice of bread that you just covered the chicken with.

Now you can top with whatever you like. I went for just a piece of lettuce this time, but you can add anything you like: cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, gherkins, a slice of cheese…

Tandoori Chicken Club Sandwiches

Finally, spread some mayo on the 4 remaining slices and cover the sandwiches with them. Using a sharp knife, slice your sandwiches in half. If you like, you can use toothpicks to secure your sandwiches.

Tandoori Chicken Club Sandwiches

*tandoori masala is available in most large supermarkets or South Asian stores. I use Shan Tandoori Chicken BBQ Mix.


5 thoughts on “Tandoori Chicken Club Sandwiches

  1. siddiqa says:

    I hate you for doing this …just when I’m deciding to go carb free for loosing weight u put up a recipe of this sort…tsk…(will try over weekend…ONLY to c how it turns out) 😉
    awesome pics btw!

  2. H says:

    (I believe you’re Muslim going off name/not eating pork so…) Assalaamu alaykum!
    This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try this one out at some point inshaaAllaah. Really tasty looking!

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