If you are looking for easy picnic food ideas that will make an impression, look no further than a crusty French baguette and some fresh figs. A seasonal picnic sandwich that is all class.
This simple, yet stylish picnic sandwich recipe makes it into the category of sandwiches that will stand the test of time as we talk about in our tips for picnic perfection.
With a crusty baguette and sturdy baby spinach, this sandwich will hold its own in the soggy stakes arriving looking fresh and elegant every time.
Pair with a chilled bottle of Prosecco for a romantic picnic or even slice into smaller portions secured with a bamboo sandwich pick for a high tea picnic.
If you don’t have fresh figs, use a quality fig chutney or fig spread instead.
This recipe calls for sliced chicken breast. Of course, you can use roast chicken meat. In this case, we used smoked chicken breast which is easy to make and the smoky flavour goes beautifully with the sweetness of the figs.
How to Smoke the Chicken Breast
We use a small smoking box with wood chips in our gas grill cooking the chicken at low heat for a little over an hour.
You can also achieve similar results placing wood chips in a foil packet with a hole in the top and closing the lid of your grill while cooking the chicken.