RECIPE: Spring Carnival Chicken Sandwiches - The Hamilton Hamper

RECIPE: Spring Carnival Chicken Sandwiches

Spring Racing Carnival, and particularly Melbourne Cup celebrations aren't complete without an amazing chicken ribbon sandwich.  Peter Bouchier is a Victorian brand we stock, particularly for the festive season.  We have selected their recipe for you to enjoy! Perfect for enjoying at home with friends or easy to package up for a boot picnic trackside.

All ingredients, except for the herbs and fresh vegetables, are available in-store.  Just ask us to gather these for you!

  • 300g of boneless chicken: ideally 150g breast and 150g thigh
  • 125ml home made mayonnaise
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Handful of parsley
  • 50g rocket leaves
  • 1 onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 celery stick
  • 12 slices of wholemeal or wholegrain bread
  • Butter
  • 2 free range egg yolk
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 200ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
1.  Poach the chicken in boiling water with the onion, cloves, peppercorns, bay leaves, carrot and celery for 10 minutes, then strain
2.  Meanwhile, make the mayonnaise by beating the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper in an electric mixer
3.  Very slowly and while continuing to beat the egg mixture, drizzle the olive oil into the mixer. Taste and adjust seasoning if required
4. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces
5.  Add the parsley and basil and mayonnaise and stir through
6.  Assemble sandwiches - butter the bread, smooth a layer of chicken mixture and top with rocket
7.  Cut into triangles or ribbons as preferred and serve

Makes: 6 servings

Time 25 minutes (13 min. prep +12 min. cook)

Recipe:  Peter Bouchier - Butchers of Distinction, Melbourne (Stores: Toorak and Malvern)