Chinese Chicken Salad Sandwich

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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If it makes a great salad, it can become a wonderful sandwich. Sesame seed bread is an ideal container for this one, but pita bread works well, too.


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves, or 24 generous slices leftover roast chicken
  • 12 slices bread (semolina, sesame seed, or



Cook the chicken breasts until just cooked through but not dry: Poach 8 to 10 minutes in simmering chicken stock, sauté 4 to 5 minutes each side in olive oil over medium heat, or brush with olive oil and broil or grill 3 to 4 minutes each side. (If you broil or sauté them, do not let them color too much on the outside or they will toughen.) Cut the chicken breasts into large