A CHICKEN AND VEGGIE SANDWICH TO DIE FOR--BUT NOT BEFORE YOU EAT IT!
A few years ago, I was playing around in the kitchen tired of making the same old stuff for dinner. I did an open fridge night. I just flung open the door and searched for stuff. I had recently been to the farmer's market, so I grabbed some veggies. There was an avocado, zucchini, asparagus and a red onion. I gathered the troops together and began pondering on what I could do with them all.
I had thin sliced chicken breast ready to go. I marinated the chicken briefly in a balsamic vinegar/olive oil/salt and pepper bath. This gave the chicken a really nice color. I threw them in my grill pan.
I sliced the zucchini in three parts and then cut them long way to have the shape of a sandwich pickle. I snapped the ends of the asparagus. Then sliced the red onion into the ring way, but kept the slice together. Poured a little extra virgin olive oil on the veggies and salt and pepper. I then placed all the veggies on the grill pan as well.
I turned my attention to the avocado. I watched my husband try to get into an avocado one time and I thought all the while, "I wouldn't do it that way." The best way to cut an avocado is to slice in long way all the way to the core. An easy twist should allow the two halves to come apart. Take a spoon and trace around the edge of the avocado between the skin and the meat. This should make it so you can just pull the skin off. The first time I used avocado on this sandwich, I sliced it, but I recommend just mashing it.
The chicken and veggies did not take a long time to cook. After I took up my chicken, I place kaiser rolls face down on the grill to toast.
I took the rolls and spread the mashed avocado first. I then placed the chicken on top of that. Added the zucchini, red onion and asparagus. I had created a sandwich I had never seen and never tasted.
My husband has complained that I experiment too much with food, so I wasn't sure how he would like my new creation. He loved it! In fact, he asked me to make them again later that same week.
This sandwich is very filling and doesn't need a lot more, but I have made them with new potatoes on the side or a salad. You are going to love this sandwich too. It is as healthy as it is delicious.
*Thinly sliced chicken breast
*extra virginia olive oil
*salt & pepper
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