Wednesday, June 26, 2013

chicken caesar club sandwiches


In the Texas summer heat, sometimes it's hard to think about standing over a hot stove with something simmering away. It's those kind of days that I love making super simple, yet super delicious sandwiches like this for a yummy lunch or dinner.

These little sandwiches - with Caesar dressing, sundried tomatoes, and pancetta - are absolutely bursting with flavor. They make a perfect summer meal, and would be fabulous packed up in a picnic! This is the kind of thing I could eat for every meal, no complaints.

Chicken Caesar Club Sandwiches (adapted from Ina Garten)
makes 3-4 sandwiches, depending on how big you cut them

you'll need:
2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts (Use rotisserie chicken for a super easy meal! Or simply bake them off at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.)
4 ounces thinly sliced pancetta
1/4 cup Caesar dressing
1 ciabatta bread (or you can use small individual ciabatta rolls like I did)
2 ounces mixed greens
12 sundried tomatoes, in oil
3 ounces shaved Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pancetta on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until pancetta is crisp. Set aside on paper towels to drain.

Slice the ciabatta loaf or rolls in half horizontally. Toast the bread in the oven, cut side up, for 5-7 minutes, or until desired. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

To assemble sandwiches, spread the cut sides of each piece of bread with Caesar dressing. Layer mixed greens, pancetta, chicken, shaved Parmesan, and sundried tomatoes. Place the top slice of bread on top and cut as desired.

And that's it! A super simple, super quick meal that is still so delicious!

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25 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing the ciabatta at the farmer's market! You've inspired me again! : ) Delicious!

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    1. Ciabatta is my favorite bread, especially for sandwiches! Enjoy! :)

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  2. I could definitely eat these for every meal too, no complaints! YUM!

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

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  3. im trying to stay away from stove or oven as much as possible. Sandwiches, salads, and smoothies are must these days right?

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  4. Now I know what I'm craving for lunch! These sandwiches look so scrumptious, Marie!

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    1. Thanks Georgia! They make a great lunch! :)

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  5. I was already sold before I saw the pancetta...

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  6. You can never go wrong with a good chicken sandwich, and this one looks so good! I just ate lunch, but now I'm hungry again. :)

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  7. I agree, summer somehow screams for sandwiches and cold drinks.

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  8. I need a good chicken sandwich in my life right now, thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. These look so perfect for a quick meal in the summer! I love your little ciabatta rolls!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Aren't those cute? They're from Whole Foods!

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  10. I love anything on ciabatta bread!! I agree - sometimes cooking dinner over a hot stove is SO unappealing in the Summer :)

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  11. Yum - love how you can use a rotisserie chicken as a shortcut. Ciabatta bread is awesome - I need to eat it more often!

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    1. That is one shortcut that always works out great! :) And yes, ciabatta is my favorite!!

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  12. Wow, that looks amazing! I just want to sink my teeth into that sandwich. Delicious!

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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