Monday, September 23, 2013

Cowgirl Chicken Sandwich

You know those build your own burger bars that were so popular a few years ago, are they still popular? I don't know, thankfully my husband got his fill of them. I went to so many, because he loved them, but I don't really LOVE burgers like that. I think I can make a perfect one at home with just a few ingredients, two prime examples. One of the reasons I didn't like them may be because I am extremely indecisive and would just load my burger up with lots of crazy ingredients that I loved individually, but it just didn't have that great cohesive taste. Now, getting on to the point, this chicken sandwich is loaded with lots of crazy ingredients that I love, but it has that delicious cohesive taste.

These sandwiches were one of my favorite meals that we have had, it just hit the spot. Ethan spotted the Hawaiian rolls at grocery store and those were the perfect vehicle for these sandwiches. I will urge you not to skip any step of making this sandwich and have them exactly as written and as an added bonus, they were ready, on the table, {and probably eaten} in 30 minutes.

This recipe will make 4 sandwiches and is easily doubled or cut in half.
Source: A Taste of Home Cooking, as seen on Sparks in the Kitchen

2 large Chicken Breasts, boneless & skinless, cut in half horizontally
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
8 pieces of Bacon, cooked
4 slices of White Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup of BBQ Sauce
1 Avocado
Juice of 1/2 of a Lemon
4 Buns, Hawaiian Roll Sandwich Buns
4 leaves of Romaine
4 slices of Tomato

First, pre-heat a grill pan or skillet to medium-high heat, you could also grill these.

Season your chicken breast liberally with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Add to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes and flip; cook for 3 more minutes. Brush the chicken with 1/2-1 tablespoon of bbq sauce and then top with cheese. Place on a plate and cover with foil.

Now, cut the avocado in half, pit it, and mash with the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Next, assemble your sandwich. On the bottom bun, place 1/2-1 tablespoon of bbq sauce, top with the chicken {cut it in half if it won't fit}, then bacon, lettuce, and tomato. On the top bun, place the avocado mixture. Squish together and serve immediately.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

1 comment:

  1. I love that my sandwich created from almost nothing has morphed into something so yummy!! Each adaptation makes it sound better and better :)