Remix: Tandoori Chicken Sandwich

First things first. I have a super busy quarter coming up. I just got a part-time job and between that and school, I’m gonna be gone until at least 8pm during the week. I’m looking for some casserole recipes that I can make ahead and freeze to make dinner a little easier for the next couple of months. Any links/recipes/suggestions would be appreciated!!

Moving on :)

After crab cakes and quesadillas, chicken sandwiches are probably my favorite thing to order when we go out to eat. I’ve had some pretty good ones lately. I also like making them at home…see here and here

After the Diet Pepsi disaster, I put some chicken in the fridge to thaw because I couldn’t get the frozen pepsi off of it! I decided tonight would be a good sandwich night and I started thinking about what kind to make. Remember when I posted this Tandoori Chicken and Spinach Salad? I loved it and had been thinking about making it again, but I decided to change it up a little and turn it into a sandwich.

I used the same recipe for the marinade, but instead of dicing the chicken I left it whole. After about 3 hours in the marinade, I stuffed some spinach inside and baked them in the oven at 425 for about 20 minutes.

When the chicken was done cooking, I sliced it a placed it on an Arnold Sandwich Thin along with some more fresh spinach. I topped the chicken with some red pepper slices and red onion.

Now here comes the best part….

While the chicken was cooking, I also diced up a sweet potato for my fav curried roasted sweet potato side. I started thinking about how it would taste ON the sandwich and decided it would be delicious. I left a few slices of sweet potato whole instead of dicing them and popped them in oven, flipping them once.

When they were finished, I put a few slices on top of my sandwich and voila! Deliciousness.

Do you see the smiley face in the sweet potato? It was happy to be a part of my sandwich :)

Have you ever put sweet potatoes on a sandwich?


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Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Shockingly, I don’t think I’ve ever actually put them IN my sandwich…but perhaps now I’ll try? Although I must say I used to love to put chips in my sandwich, and I just thought of how tasty a sweet potato chip + chicken salad combo might be…
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  2. This chicken looks fantastic. I have not added sweet potatoes to my sandwiches, however, I love sweet potatoes anytime, anywhere!
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  3. That sandwich looks amazing! I’ve never put sweet potatoes on a sandwich, but it sounds great!
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  4. can you open a restaurant and make this for me because i’m too lazy to make it myself but i REALLY want it? k thanks! :)
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  5. First, you know how I feel about sandwiches. Then Indian food. Then the toppings. GLORIOUS!!
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  6. Wow a Tandoori Chicken Sandwich sounds SO good right about now. Especially with some smiley face sweet potato fries :)
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  7. That looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of a chicken sandwich…i bet the sweet potatoes tasted so good on there.

    P.S. we have the same plates :)

  8. This is my kind of meal. Anything with Indian flavours are great in my books! (and in my stomach) Can’t wait to give this a go. PS: I’m behind in my blog reading and just saw the pepsi freezer incident! Oh DEAR!!! (and I admit, I cracked up at the dog lapping it up!) Have a great week.
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  9. sweet potatoes on a sandwich may be a little genius!
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  10. You ideas and recipes continue to amaze me! I don’t have many casserole ideas, but soup always freezes well and is super good heated up again. Congrats on the new job!

  11. That sandwich is mouth watering! I’m definitely putting sweet potatoes on my next sandwich :)
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  12. YUMMM! Great sandwich and I’m totally making sweet potato rounds tonight. I haven’t made them in ages and I have a sweet potato that is on its way out.

    Easy meal ideas:
    Baked shell casserole that Mandi made:
    Ellie Kriegers Squash Mac N Cheese:

    Crock pot/slow cooker recipes:
    White Bean and spinach soup:
    Black bean soup:
    Ellie Kriegers White chili:

    Fast meal- Sloppy Janes:

  13. here are a couple of make ahead meals we’ve been enjoying lately:

    roasted veggie lasagna

    roasted tomato & black bean soup

    hawaiian chicken
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