Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches
Who likes picnics? I do, I do! When Jeff and I lived in Ann Arbor, we went on picnics at Gallup Park all the time – we’d ride our bikes, then relax by the Huron River, and try to resist the urge to feed the dozens of families of geese with their goslings. One time, against our better judgement, we tossed them some crackers. Well, what happened next made us both feel terrible – two families of geese came over to chow down. One family had 8 babies, and the other had 10. In the feeding frenzy over those few scraps, all of the babies got mixed up. One family walked away with 6 babies, and one walked away with 12. I hope they got it straightened out eventually, because I still feel bad just thinking about it, and I haven’t fed wild animals ever since. #lessonlearned
But, onward to happier times. Picnic food is the name of the game for #SundaySupper today, and Katy at Happy Baking Days is spreading out the gingham blanket and hosting this week. Recently, I’ve had a ton of fresh herbs around – chives, cilantro, parsley, AND basil! And it so happened that while I was doing some recipe research to feed myself Vegan Before 6, I came across this excellent-looking Vegan Green Goddess dressing at Oh She Glows. The flavors looked amazing, but well, I was going to be eating this sandwich after 6, so I didn’t keep it vegan. Bring on the Greek yogurt (true love).
I threw a bunch of stuff in my mini food processor and whirled it up. To be honest, you don’t even need to measure anything here. I used a handful of each herb I had, one whole avocado, a half of a clove of garlic, a small tub of Greek yogurt, and some seasonings. I will note that this makes A LOT of Green Goddess sauce – about a cup and a half. I made four chicken sandwiches with it, and still had plenty of sauce left over. However, it keeps for about 2 days in the fridge (it even stays bright green!).
You can use it as a dip for fresh veggies or chips, or even thin it out with a bit of water and use it as a salad dressing. You could also make a half batch, but I didn’t want to do that, just because I didn’t want to end up with half an avocado and half a tub of Greek yogurt left over. Not that it would be the worst thing in the world to have to eat half an avocado. Second true love.
I’m officially in love with this healthy, creamy, herby sauce. It has a little tang from white balsamic vinegar and fresh lemon juice, and a bit of sweetness from honey. You can adapt this recipe for any leafy green herb you have around (you don’t need four different herbs – just a few would be fine). Chervil, mint, and tarragon would be good too. You could also put some spinach or green onions in the sauce.
Do whatever you want! Then grill up some chicken, dollop the sauce on, top with spinach and tomato, and enjoy! If you’re heading on a picnic, I would suggest assembling the sandwiches without the sauce, then adding the sauce when you get to your picnic blanket. You could also shred up the chicken, toss it with the sauce, and make Green Goddess Chicken Salad Sandwiches!
Yield: 4 servings (but you’ll have lots of leftover sauce to use as a dip or salad dressing) Sauce adapted from Oh She Glows. Making one of my recipes? Please let me know by sharing a photo on my Facebook page, or uploading to Instagram or Twitter with the tag #foxeslovelemons. It would make my day!
Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings (but you’ll have lots of leftover sauce to use as a dip or salad dressing)
Sauce adapted from Oh She Glows.
Making one of my recipes? Please let me know by sharing a photo on my Facebook page, or uploading to Instagram or Twitter with the tag #foxeslovelemons. It would make my day!
Don’t forget to check out all of the delicious Sunday Supper recipes:
Salads and Slaws:
- Bacon Ranch Potato Salad from Juanita’s Cocina
- Caprese Spinach Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Chicken Chopped Salad from Table for Seven
- Cold Pea Salad from Shockingly Delicious
- Creamy Potato Salad with Roasted Pears, Cilantro and Romano Cheese from Gourmet Drizzles
- German Potato Salad from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Hawaiian Cole Slaw from Curious Cuisiniere
- Italian Chopped Salad from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Kale Pasta Salad from Hip Foodie Mom
- Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad) from From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pineapple Slaw from I Run For Wine
- Spaghetti Salad from Country Girl in the Village
- Tortellini Pasta Salad from Supper for a Steal
Sandwiches and Mains:
- Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich from Momma’s Meals
- Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese, and Tomato Sandwich from Magnolia Days
- Grilled Bratwurst and Onion Open-Face Sandwiches from The Urban Mrs
- Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Goddess Sauce from Foxes Love Lemons
- Herbs-Garlic and Parmesan Croissants from Basic N Delicious
- Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks from Soni’s Food
- Japanese Picnic Bento Box from The Ninja Baker
- Mini Chicken Salad, Avocado and Cheese Subs from Big Bear’s Wife
- Moroccan Fried Chicken from MarocMama
- Pepper, Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Quiche from Happy Baking Days
- Picnic Basket Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Noshing with the Nolands
- Salmon in a Jar from Healthy. Delicious.
- Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Spam Musubi fromKimchi Mom
- Apricot Oat Nut Bars from Pies and Plots
- Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat Pops from In The Kitchen With KP
- Cocoa Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Fruit Salad from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Fruit Salad with Honey Port Drizzle from Family Foodie
- Loaded Butterscotch Bars from Vintage Kitchen
- Nathan’s Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat Truffles from Chocolate Moosey
- Shandy Popsicles With Raspberries from Ruffles & Truffles
- Texas Sheet Cake with Pecan Frosting from Food Lust People Love
- Triple Chocolate Punch Bowl Cake from Neighborfood
- Fresh Limeade with Chia Seeds from girlichef
- Pineapple Sangria from Growing Up Gabel
- Strawberry Basil Lemonade from The Messy Baker Blog
- Strawberry Lemonade from Gotta Get Baked
- Top 10 Wines for Picnic #SundaySupper from ENOFYLZ Wine blog
- Watermelon Agua Fresca from Daily Dish Recipes
What’s your favorite food to take on a picnic? I’ve love to hear about it! Feel free to leave links and/or recipes in the comments. Also, please join us for our live Twitter chat tonight at 7pm EST using the #SundaySupper hashtag, and check out the Sunday Supper board on Pinterest.