Chicken Naanwich - This is a recipe we make and eat all the time and have done since our college days. It is almost a non recipe, more of an assembly job. Ready to eat in 5 minutes, this is a quick and easy recipe that is ideal for busy work days. If you prefer Chicken Wraps, why not try Easy Indian Chicken Salad Wrap or Crispy Chicken Wrap.
This Easy Chicken Naanwich is made with Garlic Naan, Leftover Chicken (Tandoori, Rotisserie - whatever you like!).
It is great for lunch and picnics and it is really quick to make.
It is ideal for meal prep too as all the elements can be made and kept separately in the fridge and you can assemble them during the week!
Use your favourite accompaniments and vary as you like!
Ingredients for Chicken Naanwich
This quick and easy chicken naan-wich recipe is made with the few ingredients:
You can make your own or you can buy it fresh or from any supermarket.
The supermarket ones need reheating really well to soften them.
Cucumber, Tomato, Red Chilli (Optional) and Onion or Kachumber.
Any Sauce you like but my fave is Green Coriander Chutney made with Coriander, Mint, Green Chillies, Yoghurt, Lime, Salt.
How to make it
If not already warm, heat the Naan on a griddle or pan until warm and softened.
Add chopped Salad.
Add shredded Chicken.
Make the Chutney by blending together Coriander, Mint, Yoghurt, Green Chillies, Lime or Lemons and Salt.
Drizzle over Coriander Mint Sauce.
How to make Naan without Yeast
I made the Naan for this recipe. If you would like to do the same, here is what you need to do:
Combine 1/4 cup Plain Yoghurt, 1 tsp Sugar, 1 tsp Baking Powder, Pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda, 2 cups Plain Flour, 1 tsp Salt, 2 tbsp Oil and 1/4 - 1/3 cup Water.
Knead for 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside to rest for 1 hour. Then heat on a non stick pan for 1 - 2 minutes each side.
I then brush the Naan with Garlic Butter.
To make this I combine 1/4 cup melted Butter, 4 crushed Garlic Cloves, 1 tbsp chopped fresh Coriander, 1 tsp Nigella Seeds.
I then mix them together and brush over the warm naan.
Is Naan Healthy?
Yes Naan is Healthy. It is made with simple store cupboard ingredients. If you would prefer to make it lighter, don't use Garlic Naan or brush melted Garlic Butter on to the Naan. You can also use Wraps instead.
Can Naan be reheated?
Yes Naan is actually better reheated. Reheat on a hot pan until warmed through.
This recipe is very easily adaptable. Here are some ideas:
You can add a sprinkling of cheese to the Naan - Wich whilst still warm so you can enjoy some melty cheesey goodness.
Use any sauce you like. Such as Garlic Mayo, Sour Cream, Mayo, Chilli Sauce, whatever you like.
This filling would work equally well in a wrap or as a sandwich instead.
You can add the filling to lettuce for a healthier alternative.
You can add your favourite veggies to the naan-wich. Add some peppers, Corn, Spring Onion, Avocado.
You can add Hummus to this wrap as well as any other spread that you like.
Tips to make this recipe
Shred or cut the Chicken to the size you like but don't make the pieces too large.
As tempting as it is, don’t add too much filling to the naan-wich as it will be difficult to handle!
This Naanwich is best eaten fresh but you can make the seperate elements ahead of time.
This chicken, naan, salad and sauce will last separately in the fridge for up to 3 - 5 days in the fridge.
The Chicken will keep well for up to 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container.
To use, allow the chicken to defrost or reheat gently in the fridge or microwave.
Add sauces and salad to naan-wich and continue with the rest of the recipe.
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- 1 Garlic Naan
- Cherry Tomatoes chopped
- Cucumber chopped
- Red Onion sliced
- Red Chillies chopped
- ⅓ cup Shredded Chicken Rotisserie, Tandoori Chicken
Coriander Mint Sauce
- Handful Coriander
- 10 Mint Leaves
- 3 Green Chillies
- 2 tbsp Plain Yoghurt
- ½ Lime Juice only
- If not already warm, heat the Naan on a griddle or pan until warm and softened.
- Add chopped Salad.
- Add shredded Chicken.
- Make the Chutney by blending together Coriander, Mint, Yoghurt, Green Chillies, Lime and Salt.
- Drizzle Coriander Mint Sauce over Chicken and Naan.