I did it. I broke through that foodie wall and made this amazing Lime Chicken Sandwich on a Cheese and Chorizo Biscuit. This recipe is totally inspired by Rachael Ray who loves big flavours and that is what I always look for, with a dash of comfort food. I had this sandwich with Leel’s recommended Zucchini & Pear Soup recipe for dinner last night and I was in heaven. I will post that later on but for now, onto the food!
Rachael recommended using a biscuit mix for these sandwiches but you know me, I prefer to make food from scratch when I can so I just made my cheese biscuits with some additions. For the original recipe and instructions click here. I made a double batch this time so I could have four big biscuits. I started by making my own fake-out buttermilk by adding some lime to 1 cup of skim milk.
Brandi asked me the other day about making your own self-rising flour. It got me wanting to try my own so this is what I did for this recipe: 2 cups of all purpose flour plus 3 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt to make two cups of self-rising flour. For this recipe I added an additional tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of salt. I mixed that all together and then grated in 1/3 of a cup of very cold butter and mixed it together a little. I added 3/4 cup of some cheddar and old cheddar plus about 1/4 cup of small diced cooked chorizo sausage and some chives. I added all the milk, mixed together with a spoon until it just comes together and then kneaded it very gently and made a square with it:
I got some light mayo and added chopped tomatoes, red onion, green olives, lime juice, a tiny bit of hot sauce and salt and pepper. You want a more fine dice that this but I sliced my hand open while chopping the tomatoes, it is a wonder that I made this at all but you really need to do this, this mayo is amazing!
I sauteed two pieces of chicken in some olive oil, four minutes a side with salt and pepper and when they were close to being done a squeeze of lime on top.
Cut open the biscuit (look at all the goodies in there!), put down some of the mayo and top with slices of chicken.
The first thing that popped into my head when I took the first bite other than, oh my god, was this is the best club sandwich I have ever eaten! All the flavour elements were there: pork, chicken, mayo, cheese, tomatoes… It just did not have stacks of layers but I tell you, the stacks of flavours were totally there!
Now that the biscuits are made and I am out of chicken, I think I will save a little energy by picking up a roast chicken today to finish off the leftovers. There is always a way to save a little time in the kitchen and today is a baking day so I am all over that.
OK, I am feeling like I have my cooking and baking mojo back a little and am looking forward to the next foodie adventure! Thank you all for your support and ideas, you really helped me to keep looking for inspiration and find it!