This chicken sandwich with mango salsa can be made with leftover chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken!
Last week when I discovered the wonders of cooking a whole chicken in my slow cooker (get the recipe here), I had the good fortune of having so much delicious shredded chicken left over that I was able to make the best sandwiches.
Sandwiches always excite everyone in my house. I mean, really, anything between bread is good… but part of the excitement is due to the fact that I almost never make them… absence makes the heart grow fonder I guess…
I don’t eat a lot of bread, so I made these pretty little open-faced sandwiches.
This chicken sandwich with mango salsa is a great recipe to make with leftover homemade chicken or with the chicken from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
It’s so pretty.
It tastes yummy.
It’s really good for you.
And, you can customize these beauties any way you like. I wanted a little spice so I used jalapeños and radishes. I wanted a little sweetness, so I made some mango salsa. And, let me tell you, this was the perfect combination!
Here are the healthy ingredients I used:
Chicken is something I always buy organic. Organic chicken is a great, healthy protein to give you energy, lessen the pain of some types of arthritis, and boost your system when you are particularly weak — like after surgery or childbirth. People who have some conditions that we consider “excess heat” conditions should limit the amount of chicken they eat. So, if you have an illness that gives you a bright red tongue or severe dryness in your body, check with your doctor first.
Radishes are good for your tissues, blood vessels, teeth and bones. They also can help regulate your blood pressure and can ease the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory ailments. In this tartine, they also add a good amount of crunch and peppery bite.
Hot peppers contain more vitamin C than any other vegetable and they are good at fighting off the common cold. So, if you like spice, as I do, use a generous amount of whatever hot peppers you like. The main component of hot peppers is capsicum. Capsicum actually works with your body and mind to make you feel happy. It’s also good for reducing swelling and can relieve arthritic joint pain. If you have high blood pressure, check with your doctor before eating too many hot peppers because they can actually raise the blood pressure in some people.
Cilantro is also known as Chinese Parsley. It is good for the common cold, indigestion, and energy flow in the body. An old Chinese remedy for the common cold and even for measles was to drink cilantro and mint tea. Cilantro is one of those herbs you either love or hate; I’m a lover…
Mangos are great for digestion and they help if you have one of those annoying dry coughs that just won’t go away. This delicious fruit will also help strengthen your bones and is good for your heart.
- about 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup cilantro leaves
- sea salt and black pepper to taste (this is the fine sea salt I just bought)
- 4 slices pure rye bread (or your healthy bread of choice)
- For mango salsa:
- 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- juice of 1 lime
- ¼ tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp avocado oil (or healthy oil of your choice)
- tiny pinch of sea salt
- Put all of the salsa ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
- Toast the bread if you like, and cut each slice in half diagonally.
- Divide the chicken, radishes, hot pepper slices, and cilantro among the slices of bread. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle with mango salsa.