Chicken Submarine | Lonumedhu

Chicken Submarine

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Yes we can always grab a sub from one of the many restaurants and sandwich places in Male', but here's a recipe for a really creamy and cheesy chicken sub that you can whip up at home with minimal fuss.


  • 3 submarine buns
  • 500 grams skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ githeyo mirus (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced leeks
  • 1 large tomato
  • ½ large bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. chilli sauce
  • 6 slices of cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup oil (for frying the chicken)
  • 2 tbsp. oil (for cooking the rest)
  • 2 tsp. butter (for lightly coating the buns)



  1. Cut the chicken into small cubes; around 2 cm in width will work well.
  2. In a large pot, heat the ¼ cup of oil and add the cubed chicken. Fry them until they are golden brown and crispy. It could take something like 20 minutes. Also, remember to keep the heat at low to medium.
  3. Mash the garlic cloves and cut the onions, bell pepper and tomatoes into small pieces; keep them slightly smaller than the chicken pieces.
  4. Heat up 2tbsp. oil in a large pan and add in the onions, leeks and githeyo mirus. As for the githeyo mirus, we put it in whole and removed it from the mixture before we stuffed the buns. But if you want to, you can just slice the mirus thinly and just keep it in the filling.
  5. Cook the mixture until the onions wilt and begin to take a brownish colour. Now, add the mashed garlic and give it a good stir.
  6. Let the garlic cook for around half a minute and then add the bell peppers. Cook until the bell peppers soften just a little bit; for around just a minute.
  7. Then, add the tomatoes and the fried chicken cubes and give it a good stir. Cover the pot and let it cook for around 4 to 5 minutes on very low heat.
  8. Add the cheese slices, mix well and cook until the cheese is melted.
  9. In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise and chilli sauce. Set it aside as we are going to be using that later.
  10. Using a knife, make deep horizontal slits along one side of the submarine buns. Lightly coat the buns with butter, heat a pan and then gently toast them.
  11. Coat the insides of the slit with the mayonnaise and chilli sauce mixture.
  12. Divide the filling mixture into three portions and insert into the buns.


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