This recipe is engineered for maximum flavor, minimum effort, and pleasing people high and low. This essential Chicken Tender Po Boy is a must for any budding cooks repertoire and an excellent weeknight meal.
Although a Po’ Boy is a traditional dish from Louisiana it has spread like wildfire throughout the country. The sandwich usually has some sort of seafood, but variants can have chicken, beef, or sausage. If it is fully dressed this would include lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo.
This recipe is styled after a traditional Po Boy Sandwich , but is easier than the typical preparation since I removed the deep frying. I added chopped cabbage to enhance the recipe, as my own inspiration, instead lettuce, which brings addition crunch with every bite.
You never know what you will get with roommates. Some are funny, others weird, or maybe some even a bit scary. Luckily for me, my roommate experiences brought me a world of new food and friendships. Enter Ashley Focer!!
When she entered our college apartment with her posse, you knew two things straight away; she was from New York and don’t mess with her.
After my initial impressions had washed away I discovered a warm, loving, generous person and I found out that Ashley was eager to share her experiences and, even better, her recipes. When she first made this for me, I was amazed at how simple, yet deeply delicious it was.
Thank you Ashley for this excellent recipe.
- 1lb chicken cutlet (halved if using a baguette or hoagie)
- 1 tomato
- 2 cups cabbage (I buy coleslaw mix in the veggie isle)
- Bread of your preference: baguette or hoagie or hamburger buns
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp chilli powder (Adjust this based on your chill powder and spice tolerance)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 tsp Tabasco
- 1.5 tsp Goya Adobo seasoning
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp chili powder or paprika or both
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander
- Coat the chicken in the marinade and set aside
- In a bowl mix all ingredients under Mayo Spread and set aside
- Slice the tomato into thin slices set aside
- Place two cups of thinly sliced cabbage in a bowl
- Heat skillet on med high, when hot, place the chicken pieces in the pan.
- Make sure they are as flat. Cook for about 5 mins until you get nice caramelization
- Flip chicken over to the other side and cook for another 5 mins.
- Remove chicken from the skillet and place on a plate
- Cut bread, if needed
- Place chicken pieces in the sandwich
- Add 1/2 cup cabbage, then 2 slices of tomato
- Finish with 2 tbsp of the mayo spread