Everyday Mom's Meals: A Hand In The Kitchen Part 2 {A Review of Cooking Planit}

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Hand In The Kitchen Part 2 {A Review of Cooking Planit}

Monday I introduced you to my new favorite assistant in the kitchen, Cooking Planit! Their site and their app are a home cook's best friend. (If you missed Monday's post, click here to read all about it!)

Today I'm sharing a delicious sandwich that if it weren't for the step by step instructions provided by Cooking Planit, might seem a little over whelming to an inexperienced cook. Or heck, even one like me who spends a lot of time in the kitchen! But I promise you, it's very simple, and the end result is very worth it.

Now, just like the Bowtie Pasta Salad I shared the other day, I made a few adjustments to this recipe to better suit our taste buds. To see the original, click here. One of the things that caught my eye about this sandwich was the avocado mayo...but then I remembered Mr. Everyday does not care for avocados in the same loving way I do, so I decided to substitute my herb mayo that I've been making for years.

Also, while I love arugula, I was already buying the spinach for the pasta salad, so I thought why not get double duty out of it, and include it as the green in the sandwich instead. That's just my budget conscious self shining through. I think the arugula would be 100% yummy too.

But without a doubt, the star of this sandwich, and the one thing I knew I could not mess with, is the Pickled Red Onions. Talk about taking a simple ingredient and with almost no effort transforming it into something new, unique and delicious! Once you make them, you will find a hundred more ways to use them, I know it!

A simple sandwich supper is always welcome in this house. If it is in yours too, try this one tonight, and maybe that scrumptious pasta salad too. Oh, and don't forget to check out Cooking Planit, and scroll down for the fabulous giveaway they are offering EMM readers too!

Roast Chicken Sandwich with Pickled Red Onions and Herb Mayo Adapted from Cooking Planit
1 (1.25 lb.) package chicken tenders
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 TBS olive oil
1 c. baby spinach, stems removed
1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 Hoagie buns

Preheat oven to 375. Place chicken on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion, powder, salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Roast for 20-30 minutes until cooked through. Spread each bun with herb mayo. Layer spinach, cucumber and chicken. Top with pickled onions.

Pickled Red Onions:
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 c. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. mustard seed
1 dried bay leaf
1 tsp. salt
3 black peppercorns
2 TBS sugar

Fill a small saucepan 2/3 with water. Bring to a boil. Cook onions for 1 minute to soften. Drain. In the same pot, combine vinegar, mustard seed, bay leaf, salt, peppercorns and sugar. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Cook onions for 8-10 minutes until pink in color. Drain and reserve.

Herb Mayo:
1/2 c. mayo
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. dried parsley

Mix all ingredients well and chill until ready to use.

Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 30, 2013
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