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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Antipasto Chicken Sandwich - a recipe you have to try

I love a good sandwich, especially in the summer, because I have an intense dislike for using my oven when the average temperature is in the 90-100's. So, in our family, we eat lots of sandwiches...but not just for lunch, you see. Although, we do eat them for lunch too - don't get the idea that we don't. Anywhoo...

Here's a great recipe for Megan's fabulous list of sandwiches:

Antipasto Chicken Sandwich


1 (10-ounce) loaf round focaccia, cut in half horizontally
2 tablespoons olive paste
2 cups shredded roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/2 cup coarsely chopped drained marinated artichoke hearts
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
1/2 cup coarsely chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto (that's ham for you fellow Texans out there)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded fontina cheese


Spread bottom half of focaccia with olive paste. Arrange chicken on top of paste. Arrange artichokes, tomatoes, peppers, and prosciutto over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with top half of focaccia; press gently.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sandwich to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwich; press gently to flatten. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwich while cooking). Cut into 4 wedges.

Head on over to Megan's to see what else is cookin'

(photo credit to Southern living)

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Megan (FriedOkra) said...

JUST YUMMY. Anything with olives and artichoke hearts, I'm in with both feet, up to my neck.

Dorothy said...

Sounds so good, Karen. I love sandwiches in the summer too.

AlaneM said...

Oh man, this one sounds like heaven in my mouth! Thanks for sharing :)

Kim said...

Sounds fancy AND tasty! Yum.

The Fritz Facts said...

There is a restaurant here that serves the best anitopesto sandwich, and this is close to it. Yum!!! Thank you for sharing it!

Cassie W said...

Thanks for sharing. This sandwich looks delicious!

"J" said...

Wow...this sounds YUM-ERS!!!! =)

Mari said...

This sounds good! And the picture makes me hungry!

Candace & Anna said...

Thank you for making me have to have sandwiches for dinner. Anna and I had to go to the store and get all the fixin's. They were very good!!!