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Curried Chicken Sandwich


I don’t entertain much. It’s a little ironic because I love entertaining (and cooking, of course), or at least the idea of entertaining. Last weekend it was suddenly, “Oh crap, will we have enough sides for 25 people? Do I have anything vegetarian to throw on the grill alongside the brats and burgers?”

And before that was the very important question of, “Hmmm…who’s going to help get this keg to the beach? You know, down the bluff…as is, three stories of stairs.” Thankyouvolunteers!


Tuesday night we had an old co-worker of Mr. Prevention’s over for dinner, along with her family. I was so proud that I had gotten up early, seared the pork for carnitas and had thrown that in the crock pot before work. Mr. P was stopping by the store for margarita ingredients while I had gotten home from work to start prepping. He actually called to ask if I needed anything from the store and I quickly responded with, “Nope!”

It wasn’t ten minutes later that I realized I had not prepared nor planned anything for dessert. How do you host a dinner party without dessert? Seriously, Nicole? Seriously!?

So, I did what any dietitian host would do…I baked chocolate chip cookies. FAST.


At least dinner was ready, right? The cookies? Not too shabby 😉

This dinner…it takes a bit of forethought because you marinade the chicken. However, that step is well worth the planning. This curried chicken was absolutely phenomenal. In fact, I could go without the bread and be just as happy. In fact, I did omit one slice of the bread and gobbled the chicken and slaw right up.

Don’t let grilling season pass you by before trying this one. I promise, you’ll be thanking me!


Curried Chicken Sandwich
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Serves: 4
This perfectly grilled chicken has a great curry flavor and a perfectly golden hue that makes it totally unique.
  • 1½ cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 4 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Slaw & Sandwich:
  • 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp low fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 8 small slices country-style bread
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  1. Combine buttermilk, salt, pepper, curry powder, cumin, and turmeric in a large resealable plastic bag, seal, and shake well. Add the chicken and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine celery, fennel, onion, yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper; toss to combine. Set slaw aside.
  4. Grill chicken until cooked through, 5โ€“7 minutes per side. Brush bread on both sides with oil and grill until toasted, about 2 minutes per side. Build sandwiches with bread, chicken, and slaw. Serve immediately.
Recipe slightly adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 362 Fat: 7.3 Carbohydrates: 37.8 Sugar: 3.3 Sodium: 874 Fiber: 2.8 Protein: 35.3 Cholesterol: 60

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  1. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    July 25, 2013 / 8:49 am

    Looks delicious! I love entertaining too, but I always stress myself out trying to make sure I have enough food. It always works out, but I still put myself through the stress every time. lol

  2. dixya| food, pleasure, and health
    July 25, 2013 / 9:48 am

    I love entertaining but I get so stressed to make sure everything is going to work out- the idea of chicken curry on a sandwich or as a salad is just divine.

  3. Kevin Smith
    July 25, 2013 / 10:41 am

    Looks really delicious!

  4. Samantha Angela
    July 25, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    There’s not a chance in hell that I’d be able to keep the crucial ingredient in chocolate chip cookies (ie. chocolate chips) in my house without eating the whole bag.
    At our house chocolate chips are a snack, not an ingredient ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Biz
    July 25, 2013 / 12:32 pm

    Yep, my SIL would love this – I agree – skipping the bread is worth it! Hope your day goes well!

  6. Amy
    July 26, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I wish I could entertain JUST to host a dessert bar! It’d be my idea of a good time… Although my guests might leave a little hungry. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Next time you entertain, we should team up! (If I didn’t live halfway across the country, of course…)

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