Quick Soy-Garlic Chicken

A few days ago, I wanted to make sandwiches for dinner. As far as sandwiches go, the outcomes are usually predictable, and boring. Then again, a sandwich can be such a versatile container for textures and flavours.

Why then do we almost always stick to the tried and tested? If you experiment with sandwiches, do leave a comment with an example of your work – I’d love to know!

So, I thought I’d make a filling that was different from what we were used to.


  • Chicken breast, boneless, 500gm, cut into strips
  • Dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Light soy sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Fish sauce, 2 tsp (optional)
  • Onions, 2 medium, sliced
  • Garlic, 10 cloves, finely chopped
  • Sesame seeds, white, 1 tsp
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Vinegar, 2 tsp
  • Oil, 2 tbsp


  1. Heat oil, fry onions and garlic till the onions are translucent, but not browned
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except sesame seeds. Mix well.
  3. Simmer till the chicken is cooked.
  4. Add sesame seeds

We stuffed this chicken into our sandwiches and they turned out great. The chicken added elements of juiciness, texture and flavour, and we loved our dinner that night!