The Filipino chicken sandwich spread is basically pulled or shredded chicken meat mixed with mayonnaise and some other optional ingredients.
Compared to the traditional chicken salad, where the chicken meat is cut in cubes, this one is more laborious to prepare as you have to shred or pull the chicken meat.
Mayonnaise is the standard ingredient, but depending on one's preference, pickle relish and some other vegetables like celery, onion and carrots could be added.
Those who like the sweet and sour taste that mimics that of the popular Lady's Choice sandwich spread adds pickle relish to their chicken sandwich spread.
Also, for those who adds onion for texture and but dislikes the sharp taste of raw onion in the salad, I suggest to saute it a little bit to cook but retain its bite and texture. Just make sure to strain out the excess oil.
Another standard ingredient for the traditional chicken salad is celery, which is great eaten raw, aside from being a healthy addition, and provides the crunch, as well.
YOUR FILIPINO CHICKEN SANDWICH SHOPPING LIST:
IN THE PANTRY:
COOKING TIME : 20 minutes
PREPARATION TIME : 15 minutes
1 Boil the chicken meat in water, onion and salt.
2 Let it cool down a bit, and shred or pull the chicken meat apart.
3 On a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, veggies and add salt and pepper to taste.
4 Mix in the chicken pieces and refrigerate.
5 Spread on a toasted loaf bread with a bed of lettuce.