Growing up in a family of four children is a tremendous task. Imagine waking up every morning to prepare breakfast and snacks/baon for all of us. Aside from our lunches, my mother used to make eight sandwiches every day for the four of us.
I could still remember my mother preparing ham sandwiches. White bread. Mayonnaise. And the processed meat products from Purefoods, or Hormel or SPAM. It was the “in” thing then. It was convenient but a bit expensive even those times.
Every so often my mother would change the baon she prepares for us. The chicken sandwich filling recipe is hers and I just modified it a bit by adding celery.
School is back in Manila. Here in North America, school begins in September.
We try to stay away from processed meat as much as we can. There are a lot of material explaining why we should avoid processed meat products. I’ll leave it to you to read up about it.
My father always believed the cooking and eating at home is always cheaper. Not to mention it also brings family together. And its true. Preparing this homemade sandwich filling is always a welcome treat for our children.
Give it a try.
- 1kl. Boneless chicken breast
- Salt and Pepper
Putting it together:
- Boil the chicken breast until fork tender. Let stay to cool.
- Chop the celery.
- Chop the onions.
- Once cool, mince the chicken breasts.
- Mix in the celery, onion, and mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Prepare the chicken sandwich on white bread, whole wheat or multi-grain. Its all up to you. To change things up a bit I make these chicken sandwiches with tomatoes and lettuce, or with steamed asparagus.
My daughter Pamela slices cucumber and puts chicken sandwich spread on the slices for a wonderful snack after coming home from school.
Fun for the kids. Enjoy!