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Chicken and watercress baguettes recipe

Chicken and watercress baguettes recipe

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With spring comes great ingredients like peppery and sharp watercress which can be used in soups, salads, and sandwiches. Try it with chicken in these easy picnic-friendly baguettes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare
  • 375 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 85g pack watercress
  • 50g 50% less fat crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ - ½ tsp English mustard (to taste)
  • 1 small lemon, ½ zested, ¼ juiced
  • 220g pack cooked skinless chicken breast fillets, thickly sliced
  • 2-pack part-baked baguettes, cooked to pack instructions
  • 10g salted butter
  • ½ cucumber, peeled into ribbons crisps, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 12%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    1.2g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47.5g Protein 25.2g Fibre 3.9g


  1. Blitz a big handful of watercress with the crème fraîche in a food processor or with a stick blender. Stir in the mayo, mustard, and the lemon zest and juice. Season, adding extra mustard or lemon juice, if you like. Stir in the chicken.

  2. Split the baguettes and spread with butter. Add the cucumber and remaining watercress, then top with the chicken and sandwich together. Serve with crisps, if you like.

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