There's nothing basic about this chicken sandwich! Tangy cucumber salad and chicken thighs coated in fragrant tikka sauce are the perfect combo, all wrapped up in a soft bun. On the side, Indian-spiced roasted potatoes are yours for the dipping into a DIY tikka mayo.
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Artisan Bun(ContainsSoy/Soja, Wheat/Blé)
Indian Spice Blend
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450˚F. Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch wedges. Add potatoes, 1/2 tbsp Indian Spice Mix and 1 tbsp oil to an unlined baking sheet. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, use 2 baking sheets, with 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tbsp Indian Spice Mix per sheet.) Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Roast in the middle of the oven, flipping halfway through, until tender and golden-brown, 25-28 min. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, roast in the middle and top of the oven, rotating sheets halfway through.)
Meanwhile, stir together mayo and 2 tbsp tikka sauce (dbl for 4 ppl) in a small bowl. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle 1/4 tbsp Indian Spice Mix (dbl for 4 ppl) over chicken, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then chicken. Sear until golden-brown, 2-3 min per side. (NOTE: It's okay if chicken doesn't cook all the way through in this step.)
Add remaining tikka sauce and 1/4 cup water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pan with chicken. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring sauce occasionally and flipping chicken halfway through cooking, until chicken is cooked through, 4-6 min.**Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the pan from heat.
Meanwhile, halve buns. Thinly slice cucumbers into 1/4-inch rounds. Finely chop cilantro. Add cucumber, half the cilantro, 1/2 tbsp vinegar and 1/4 tsp sugar (dbl both for 4 ppl) to a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Set aside.
Arrange buns on another unlined baking sheet, cut-side up. Toast buns in the middle of the oven until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on buns so they don't burn!)
Strain cucumbers, discarding liquid. Toss with remaining cilantro. Stack cucumber salad and tikka chicken on bottom buns. Spoon any remaining sauce over chicken. Close with top buns. Divide chicken sandwiches and Indian-spiced potatoes between plates. Serve tikka mayo on the side for dipping.