Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love club sandwichs and cordon bleu chicken. This recipe is a mix of both meal. From Rachael Ray.
- 8 slices bacon
- 9 slices white bread or 9 slices wheat sandwich bread
- 1 head butter lettuce, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup tarragon leaf
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- salt and pepper
- 2 (8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
- 8 slices baked ham
- 4 slices swiss cheese
- 8 slices tomatoes
- Preheat the oven to 375°F Bake the bacon on a broiler pan until crisp, about 15 minutes.
- While the bacon is working, trim and discard the crust from 1 slice of bread, then tear the slice into pieces. Arrange the rest of the bread on a baking sheet and lightly toast in the oven, about 5 minutes. Using a food processor, mix the lettuce, parsley, tarragon, mustard, lemon juice and torn bread. With the machine on, pour in 1/4 cup olive oil to form a thick sauce; season with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat or heat a grill pan and brush with olive oil. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until golden, 4 to 6 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
- Top each of 4 toasts with a chicken breast, 2 ham slices, 1 cheese slice (for melted cheese, broil the sammies for 1 minute), 2 tomato slices, salt, pepper and 2 bacon strips. Spread the lettuce puree on the remaining toasts and set on top. Slice the sammies into 4 triangles each.
DH proudly, and robustly strode through the countryside chanting and bellowing, "Now *THIS* is a sandwich!" How could you ask for more of a compliment then this. I didn't change one thing. Put the sandwich under the broiler to broil the cheese to a bubbly delicious crestino! Patted the lid on and away DH went, announcing to whomever listened.....he was one happy man. Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* October 2009
Totally yummy!! I was intrigued by the 'sauce',but it was just great and really made the sandwich-in fact I'll be trying it out on other hot sandwich concoctions. You really can't go wrong with the combination of chicken,ham,bacon and cheese-although make sure that you're really hungry,as this made one BIG sandwich!! Fantastic recipe Boomie...thanks for posting!!