A sort of McChicken sandwich

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Sort of” because it’s made of turkey, which isn’t even breadcrumbed, but it is remarkably reminiscent of a McDonald’s chicken burger. I think it’s the oregano that does it. These are of my other half’s devising as something to do with those flat turkey steaks you get in the supermarket but a chicken breast, opened up and bashed to flatten it out, will work just as well. It’s simplicity itself but heartily satisfying for a late summer’s evening (as you can tell from the terrible photo – I wanted to eat it, not take photos of it!).

For each person take a turkey steak, or chicken breast. Season one side liberally with rock salt and dried oregano.


Heat a frying pan, and then place the meat in, seasoned side down and turn the heat down slightly. Season the other side while it’s in the pan and then cook for 4 minutes on each side. Try not to move the meat while it’s cooking to help it brown on each side. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile they’re cooking, split a bread bun per person, mini ciabattas works nicely, and stick in the oven for a minute or two to warm up.

Spread each bun copiously with mayonnaise, place a turkey steak on top and add lettuce. If you want to spice it up a bit, add some chipotle paste or hot sauce to the mayo.

I served with some spankingly fresh corn on the cob, which is in season at the moment, simply boiled for three or four minutes. Don’t add salt to the cooking water for corn since it toughens up the skin (I’m full of handy hints!).


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