Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange Olive Oil

by meike peters

Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange Oil

I ordered a chicken sandwich recipe and I got one that is hard to beat in aroma, juiciness and lusciousness!

My boyfriend is the one who got me hooked on sandwiches. One of his sandwich creations was actually the reason I started my Sandwich Wednesdays. He’s been going on about a chicken sandwich for weeks and I think he just got tired of waiting any longer. I asked him to come up with an inspiration but he created a whole new sandwich instead. Thick and juicy slices of chicken breast, topped with red cabbage coleslaw, spring onions and a fantastic olive oil which he infused with orange peel for a few minutes in the oven.

My job was to choose the bread! I bought my Swabian soft buns again, the same I used for my Kirschenmichel. They have a nice sweet and eggy taste and the perfect soft texture to soak up all these juices. We could squeeze them easily, which is quite important when you have a sandwich this tall and you try to take the first bite! Eating it was a joyful mess, look at the pictures and you can imagine the scene.

The orange flavoured oil was so good that I have a few ideas in mind to use it for. You just need to put a baking dish with strips of orange peel and some olive oil in the oven and after 8 minutes you’ll have the most aromatic infusion on your table!

Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange Oil


Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange Oil

Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange flavoured Olive Oil 

For 6 sandwiches you need

soft buns, cut in half, 6
chicken breast 400g / 14 ounces
small red cabbage, cut into thin strips, 1/4 around 160g / 5.5 ounces
apple, peeled, cored and cut into julienne, 1
yoghurt 100g / 3.5 ounces
spring onion, cut into slices, 1
orange peel 4 long strips
freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon
olive oil 5 tablespoons plus more for the chicken
salt and pepper

In a bowl, mix the cabbage with 1 teaspoon of salt and rub with your fingers. Let it sit for 10 minutes to soften the texture. Mix the cabbage, apple, yoghurt and orange juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Set the oven to 200°C / 390°F.

You can cook the chicken and orange flavoured olive oil at the same time but in 2 separate dishes.

In a small baking dish, mix 5 tablespoons of olive oil with the orange peel and set aside.

In a heavy pan, heat a splash of olive oil and cook the chicken breast on medium temperature for a few minutes on each side until golden. Put the chicken in a baking dish and roast in the oven together with the orange oil for about 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Check with a skewer, only clear juices should come out.

Cut the chicken into thick slices (18 for 6 sandwiches). Drizzle a bit of the orange flavoured oil on the bottom side of a bun, cover with 3 slices of chicken and a heaped tablespoon of coleslaw. Sprinkle with spring onion, close the bun and start the mess!

Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange Oil


Chicken Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Orange Oil