Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spanish Naan Sandwich

Easiest lunch ever! Who said sandwiches had to be boring? I prepped this in the morning and took it with me to work. Heated it up when it was time for lunch. I was so glad I didn't opt for take-out. Everyone kept asking what smelled so good (umm that's my lunch and I'm not sharing!).

Naan bread is an Indian bread that is one of a kind. Slightly soft and super delicious. It is similar to fresh pita bread but definitely holds it's own. I purchased the garlic version, but there is a plain version as well. You should be able to find it in the bread section or where you may find specialty breads. I used a bit of chimichurri that I had in the fridge, but you can choose to use another condiment if you'd like. I personally would recommend using the chimichurri, it really pulls everything together and is so flavorful. I used leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before to make this a simple meal. Just assemble and you are done. This recipe is for 1 but can be doubled, tripled, etc.

Spanish Naan Sandwich
Cook Time: < 5 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 1

  • 1 piece of garlic naan bread
  • 1 tsp chimichurri
  • 1.5oz of rotisserie/roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1 slice (or 1/2oz) of Manchego Cheese
  • 1-2 slices red onion
  • couple leaves of arugula

Place the naan bread on a flat surface. Cut the naan in half. Spread the chimichurri on one half. Top with the chicken, cheese, red onion and arugula. Place the other half on top.

In a toaster oven - heat the sandwich until the sandwich is warmed through. Serve immediately - it is so good!


  1. What a great idea for lunch and I would definitely go with the chimichirri sauce, I love that stuff and keep some in my fridge too.

  2. My husband is indian so i make naan quite frequentlly. We usually eat it with stews and curries but making them into a sandwich is an awesome way to use up left over naan :)
    I just read youare expecting...i had a baby 2 months ago. Hope your pregnancy is going well and you are getting to relax :)

    1. I've never made fresh naan but am hoping to try it out in the future.

      Thanks for the warm wishes. I am 36 weeks, so the baby is coming very soon! Congrats on your new arrival as well. I'm taking advantage of the leftover free time while I still have it - making tons of food and freezing some.

  3. That is one delicious sandwich. I just purchased Naan bread earlier in the week and made your chimichurri on the weekend. (Took some pictures, so will post about it in the days to come).
    Thanks for another great idea!

    1. Awesome! I hope the chimichurri turned out great. It really is great on everything :) . I look forward to seeing your pictures.