This is so easy to make and has the best flavor! I would have made these in the panini press but my oldest son stole my press when he moved out. But the turned out just fine grilled on a griddle.
Use a nice fresh bread. We used a Tuscan bread.
You'll need turkey slices, cheese slices. I used mozzarella but provolone would also be great. Then I used a bag of cole slaw and some thousand island dressing.
Just grill your turkey and cheese and then when it's done add the coleslaw mixture and serve!
Chicken Caesar Sandwiches -
I have another picture of just the ingredients but I thought my super cute helper deserved to be in a blog.
I shouldn't be teasing when he's playing with sharp objects. Dentists pretty much need fingers in order to work.
That being said he's an awesome chef and there are certain things he does better than anyone else. He's an awesome sandwich maker and salad maker. His sandwich making skills he says he got from his grandfather. And no offense to Grandpa Kirby but I love it when this guy cooks for me.
This was an idea we dreamed up for dinner late in the day so we decided to take a short cut and use a bagged caesar salad kit from the store rather than make our own.
You'll need: bread- My husband prefers the ciabatta rolls.
Italian cheese (I'm using an already opened bag of shreds)
Chicken breasts to grill (I seasoned mine with s&P, and an Italian seasoning blend)
Caesar salad kit.
That's it! Just grill your chicken and slice it. Assemble your sandwiches and add your lettuce and tomato. Don't get me wrong. I know you guys are smart enough to figure that out! But since this is a cooking blog I felt obliged to offer up instructions. ;p
Oh! And the nurse in me says please use your instant read thermometer to ensure that your chicken is thoroughly cooked. Don't want any sickies out there.
My inspiration for these sandwiches came from my favorite restaurant in our little town. American Grill. I seriously think they should be featured on Triple D. (Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives). I'm hoping that my friend Mark won't get mad at me for posting a blog about the same type of sandwich that they serve. I guess I could have asked him. ha! But, as usual I don't think my version of the sandwich are any threat to him or his restaurant. I'd way rather go eat one of theirs. He uses different bread and his salad dressing is homemade. And it's made on their grill which to me makes the sandwich all together different. PLUS I just love having other people cook for me. (Think I've done enough butt kissing here?)
Anyway, next time you need a quick dinner or you want to serve a great sandwich for a tailgating party, or just want something a little different try this!!!
I pulled chicken out of the freezer yesterday not knowing what I would end up cooking for dinner. I love these thin chicken breasts that I buy at Wal-mart. They're in the organic section. They are perfect for a quick dinner. I figured none of us would be in the mood for a big meal so I decided to just do sandwiches. BJ's in Norman has a chicken, bacon, guacamole sandwich that's one of our favorites and I decided to try to duplicate it.
This sandwich really is pretty basic. You could also very well do a wrap!
The longest part of this whole process was making the bacon. I know I could microwave it but it just isn't the same to me. I'm a weird purist when it comes to things like that. I like to do it the traditional way.
Sometimes I'll take my cast iron skillet outside and cook bacon on the grill so my whole house won't smell like bacon for hours, but it was 104 degrees yesterday at 5 pm and I didn't want to stand out there at all much less by a grill.
I drain the bacon grease out of the skillet and then JUST before cooking the chicken I add a little bit of Dale's seasoning to the chicken. I didn't want it to marinate in it for long because it really soaks it up. Over medium-high heat I cooked the chicken breasts for about 2 minutes on each side. It really didn't take long because they're thin.
Once the chicken breasts have browned on each side I place them on a baking sheet and place them in the oven at 350. Then I start preparing my veggies, and prepare the buns, etc.. They probably weren't in there for more than 5 minutes. Add cheese to the chicken at this point.
I had hoped to find ciabatta bread but I refused to go back into Wal-mart so I just went to our smaller store. They had fresh hamburger buns but no ciabatta bread.. it was good enough for me. Anything to avoid the big store. The same goes for the lettuce. I'd hoped to find some beautiful bib lettuce but it wasn't in stock. Oh well, such is life! It's all about compromise!
Assembly was a breeze. I happened to have some cool guacamole dip left over so we used that, but I think some avocado hunks would have been yummy too.
The family all gave this big thumbs up! And lots of "mmmmm's"
All in all this was really a pretty quick recipe! Give it a try!
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!