Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mushroom Chicken Sandwich

Every once in a while I  start watching the carb & fat intake  in my diet seriously. Especially when I want to shed a few pounds without starving myself and depriving my taste buds. So this time I came up with this yummy sandwich recipe for both me & Mahir . To my surprise both of us were feeling full and satisfied after one sandwich each with a generous portion of chicken and sauteed mushrooms. I used some pesto and Greek yogurt mixed together as a spread with some red chilli flakes in it to give it that extra kick. It worked wonders and we simply loved it. So we will  hopefully continue to eat healthy & tasty and also loose some weight . I will keep coming up with more healthy,nutritious and TASTY ideas and will also continue with my regular cooking as well.So stay tuned and read on....

Ingredients & method:
1.Weight watchers bread or pepperidge farms light bread with 50 calories per slice and weight watchers bread does not use high fructose corn syrup.

2.Sliced mushrooms sauteed in a non stick pan with 1 tsp of olive oil and very little salt some basil  & some chopped garlic and thinly sliced onions and chilli flakes with some crushed peppercorn.

3.Chicken breast cut into thin strips,boiled and drained( save the chicken stock & use it later) and then sauteed with the mushrooms in the same pan after the mushrooms have been sauteed for 3-4 minutes and still have a crunch to them. make sure there is some moisture in the pan from cooking the mushrooms when you add the chicken strips. This way they will blend well and not stick to the pan and get hard & chewy.

4. Some pesto, I take 1 tsp of pesto and 2 tsp of Greek non fat yogurt with some red chilli flakes and mix it to use it as a spread for the sandwich.

5. Now take the 2 bread slices and put them in the toaster,just to warm them a little. When they pop out,spread some spread.

6. Arrange the chicken and mushrooms on one of the slices and cover it with the other slice and press it with your hand .

Please note: This sandwich is high in proteins and  it would be a good idea to have it for breakfast or brunch as the protein intake will jump start the metabolism  and aid in burning calories faster also keeps you feeling full for long.

Mushroom is a low calorie food and most appropriate for low calorie dieting. Again a good source of protein.

Fage 's( pronounced fa-yeh!) is all natural non fat yogurt with 20 gms protein per serving (227 gms)

So what are you waiting for,enjoy this yummy sandwich with fewer calories and more protein :)


  1. Looks like a healthy and yet yummy sandwich

  2. That definitely looks healthy girl!!!

  3. Healthy sandwich....I will try this.

  4. Hayırlı günler, ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.


  5. Nice and filling, healthy sandwich...ideal for brunch.
    Waiting for more such recipes.

  6. Love this one, very healthy and fulfilling, though it's meant for dieters but it is packed with protein and other nutrients...

  7. Woww irresistible and very tempting sandwich..yummmyyyy!!

  8. This is really a healthy and nutritious sanwitch!!! Thanks for sharing it. I agree with you,we all need good recipes that do not add to our waist lines:)

  9. Yummy and filling sandwich, very healthy,will surely try this

  10. Kavita-I love chicken, especially cold leftover chicken in a sandwich...with mushrooms, even make it tastier. What a great idea, and a yummy sandwich.

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