Roast Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Roast Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Serves 6
1 4-pound chicken
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ lemon
3 sprigs parsley or tarragon

2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
¾ cup vegetable oil
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt

2 stalks celery, diced, plus 2 tablespoons chopped leaves
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fresh lemon juice, to taste
2 baguettes, split open Potato chips, for serving (optional)

Roast the chicken: Preheat the oven to 450˚. Rinse the chicken and pat dry; season generously inside and  out with salt and black pepper. Stuff the lemon half and herb sprigs inside the cavity, then place the chicken  in a baking dish. Roast until golden brown all over and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the  thigh registers 170˚, about 1 hour, 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Remove and  discard the skin, then pull the meat off the bones and chop or tear into bite-size pieces; refrigerate, covered,  until ready to use.

Make the mayonnaise: Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice and mustard in a large heatproof bowl set over a  saucepan of barely simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water). Cook, whisking constantly, until  hot, about 2 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pan and gradually drizzle in the vegetable oil, whisking until  thick and creamy. Whisk in 1 tablespoon water, the cayenne and ½ teaspoon salt.

Make the salad: Add the celery and leaves, the shallot, parsley, chives, tarragon and chicken to the prepared  mayonnaise. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Pull out some of the bread from the inside of the baguettes, then stuff with the chicken salad. Cut into sandwiches; serve with potato chips.