It’s cocktail hour: Chicken, tarragon and brioche sandwiches

It’s cocktail hour: Chicken, tarragon and brioche sandwiches

These Christmassy little sandwiches make a filling option when the cocktails are flowing.


3 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

2 tbsp finely chopped tarragon leaves

50g watercress (any tough stalks removed), roughly chopped

A good squeeze of lemon juice

200g cooked and shredded chicken

8-10 slices brioche loaf

2-3 tbsp cranberry sauce

  • Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, tarragon and watercress in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the shredded chicken, season with the lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  • Lightly toast the brioche (you can place all the slices under a medium grill to speed things up).
  • Spread half the slices of brioche with a little cranberry sauce, then top generously the chicken and tarragon mixture. Top each with a final slice of brioche. Use a serrated knife to trim off the crusts, then cut each into 4 smaller sandwiches. Secure with bamboo sticks and arrange on platters to serve.

GET AHEAD Make the chicken and tarragon filling up to 24 hours in advance.