Although “Evil” is his middle name, Chuck is relatively harmless—his most diabolical act is covering WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in ketchup so he can make a quick getaway!
Since your kids may be WordGirl fans, we thought it would be fun to create a dish around this silly, vocabulary-challenged villain (with a sandwich for a head, and a weapon that shoots condiments).
If you make Chuck’s Chunky Chicken Salad Sandwiches with your kids, here are some cooking vocabulary words you can practice along the way:
o Poach (cook slowly in liquid)
o Season (Add spices and herbs to give a recipe more flavor)
o Coarsely (Cut roughly or unevenly)
o Trim (cut a little bit around the edges)
o Simmer (a very low boil)
We have three copies of WordGirl books to giveaway, each autographed by 7 of the cast members:
o Earth Day Girl
o Robot Rampage
o City Hall Sandwich
To be eligible to win an autographed copy of one of these books, please leave a comment below telling us who your favorite WordGirl character is. Leave your comment by Thursday July 14th at 11:59 PM PST, and we will choose a winner using Random.org by Friday, July 15th. US mailing addresses only. One entry per person. Good luck! The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Theresa K., Beth and Phyllis!
Recipe: Chuck’s Chunky Chicken Salad Sandwich
A delicious sandwich recipe packed with flavor and vocabulary words!
- 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- ½ lemon, juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
- 2 Tbsp. mango chutney or apricot jam
- 2 – 3 tsp. curry powder, to taste
- 2 celery stalks, large finely diced
- 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
- 1/4 cup shelled and unsalted pistachio nuts, or use slivered almonds or coarsely chopped pecans
- 12 slices whole wheat bread (optional)
- 1 head lettuce (optional)
- Trim any excess fat from the chicken. Place the chicken in a large heavy skillet and add just enough water to cover it. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and poach the chicken (steam it lightly in boiling water) for 7-10 minutes, until it is just cooked through (check by cutting into the thickest piece of chicken to make sure it is no longer pink).
- Rinse the chicken under cold water until it is cool. Dice the chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chutney or jam and curry powder. Stir in the chicken, celery, grapes, and nuts. Serve it on whole wheat bread with a couple of lettuce leaves, if desired.