I have been craving vegetables lately. This makes the boy sad… his idea of vegetables is salad and with this extremely cold Winter we are currently experiencing, well, salad is the last thing on my mind. Instead, it has been roast vegetable risotto, roast vegetable pasta, roast vegetable… well, you get the idea.
The boy’s favourite thing in the world is ceasar salad, in particular, a roast chicken one. In the Summer months we would probably eat it about 3 times a month, THAT is how much he loves it! So when I saw Chicken Ceasar Sandwiches on Annie’s Eats blog I almost slapped myself in the head – DUH that is the perfect Sunday laid back dinner.
I didn’t quite make mine the same as Annie… for one, I couldn’t be bothered making my own ceasar dressing, and I just bought a roast chook because that was simpler… but it was a delicious meal! Also, surprisingly filling! I barely got through my roll. Will definately be adding this to the list to make again.
Chicken Caesar Club Sandwiches
From Annies Eats
2 chicken breasts (whole or boneless, skinless)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large clove garlic, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
1-1?? tsp. anchovy paste
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1?? tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
?? cup mayonnaise
1 long loaf ciabatta bread, or 4 ciabatta sandwich rolls
Romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried (or baby spinach or arugula)
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Sliced bacon, cooked until partly crisp
Preheat the oven to 350?? F. ??Lightly rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper. ??Roast for 30-40 minutes, until cooked through. ??Let rest 10 minutes, then slice thickly. ??Set aside.
To make the Caesar dressing, combine the garlic and parsley in the bowl of a food processor. ??Pulse until finely minced, scraping down the sides as needed. ??Add the anchovy paste, mustard, lemon juice and mayonnaise. ??Process until smooth and well blended. ??Adjust seasonings to taste if necessary. ??Refrigerate the dressing if not using right away.
Slice the bread in half horizontally. ?? Toast if desired. ??Spread both cut sides of the bread lightly with the Caesar dressing. ??Layer the bottom half of the bread with the romaine leaves, then top with shaved Parmesan, cooked bacon slices, and sliced chicken. ??Top with additional romaine if desired. ??Place the top half of the bread on top, enclosing the sandwich fillings. ??If using a loaf of ciabatta, slice the assembled sandwich into individual servings. ??Serve immediately.