makes two sandwiches
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 small carrots, 1 cut into rough chunks, the other diced
1 small onion, halved
2 medium celery stalks, 1 cut into rough chunks, the other diced
2 scallions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3 slices bacon
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Freshly ground pepper
4 slices bakery whole grain bread
Poach the chicken: add the chicken thighs, the
rough chop carrot, onion, and rough chop celery to a medium pot with a
lid. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Skim any
foam from the top, and reduce heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer
until the chicken is cooked, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken to a
plate, let cool, then shred. Chicken can be cooked and shredded up to 3
days in advance and stored in refrigerator.
In a medium mixing bowl, toss the scallions with apple cider vinegar and salt. Set aside.
Add bacon in single layer to large skillet.
Cook over medium to medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until crisp
and well rendered (about 10 minutes total). Drain on paper towels, then
break each slice in half.
Add the shredded chicken, mayonnaise, diced
carrots, and diced celery to the mixing bow with the scallions and
vinegar. Mix to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Toast bread. Divide chicken salad evenly on top of two slices of bread. Top with bacon and close sandwiches. Serve.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Phoebe Lapine and Cara Eisenpress, Big Girls Small Kitchen | Serious Eats, March 22, 2011