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Watercress and chicken sandwich

Serves   4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 0

Make your zesty mayonnaise with peppery watercress. It will make the perfect flavour partner with chicken.

  • Sandwiches and Wraps
  • Chicken
  • Lunch




  • 8 slices soft toast-thickness white bread
  • 2 cup watercress sprigs
  • 250 g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1 cup oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cup watercress sprigs, chopped



  1. Spread some of the Watercress Mayonnaise between 4 slices of bread.
  2. Evenly divide the watercress and chicken on top.
  3. Spread the remaining 4 slices of bread with Watercress Mayonnaise and place on top.
  4. Cut in half and serve.

Watercress Mayonaisse...

  1. Place the egg yolks and mustard in food processor. Process until combined, then very slowly drizzle in the oil. (Alternatively, make the mayonnaise by hand, using a bowl and whisk or wooden spoon).
  2. As the mixture thickens, add the lemon. Season with salt and pepper then add the chopped watercress.
  3. Keep in a covered bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use.