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  • Writer's pictureKimberley Kells

Waldorf Chicken Roll

I have been craving a really good chicken roll, and when nothing I bought lived up to my expectations, I just did what any modern woman would do, I took matters into my own hands and made it myself!

You parents out there understand when I say that parenting is like a constant battle. With two toddlers we are constantly negotiating, consoling, entertaining, disciplining, refereeing, teaching and caring so much so that hubby and I sometimes find it easier to divide and conquer. We were in the car on our way from a morning at the Aquarium and we had a ticking time bomb in the form of Mr 2yrs who needed a nap when we realised there was no food at home for lunch. I went into drill sergeant mode and started barking orders and within a minute everyone had a task to do, and mine was to run into the supermarket and grab something quick for lunch while the boys headed home to start nap routine (non-parents wondering what a 'nap routine' is? Just be happy you don't have to know and enjoy your lives!).

“I knew exactly what I was going to get because after countless dry chicken sandwiches just insulting my cravings, I was finally going to do it right! I was a woman on a mission, running through the shops, grabbing all my ingredients, throwing them through the self service check out and rushing home.”

Back home I quickly whipped up these Waldorf Chicken Rolls which is a sandwich version of a Waldorf Chicken Salad, using apple and walnuts to take the humble chicken and mayo roll to new heights. I'm going to go out on a limb and just say it: this is the best sandwich I've ever made! It exactly satisfied my craving, with hubby and the boys gobbling theirs down as well. This is so simple it's really only 2 steps and only takes 5 minutes to throw everything together, its a great quick lunch or could be served as part of an afternoon tea as a miniature version.

Waldorf Chicken Roll an original recipe by Kimberley Kells

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: None

Serves: 3 Adults or 2 adults 2 kids generously

1 White Baguette, split lengthwise and buttered

1/2 Roast Chicken, chopped (mine was from Coles, I didn't cook it!)

1/2 Apple, sliced thinly and julienned

1/2 Cup Walnuts, chopped

1 Cup Mayonnaise (this is according to taste, I LOVE mayo so I use a lot. Use less if you're not a mayo freak like me)

1 Teaspoon of Truffle Mustard (Dijon if you don't have this)

Salt and Pepper

Handful of Parsley, chopped

Step 1- Combine all ingredients except the baguette in a large bowl and combine.

Step 2- Spoon the chicken mixture into the buttered baguette.

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