I saw Sara Moulton make this sandwich on Food Network. My friend Dan loves it and is always thrilled when I make it for him. It is a great sandwich to serve while watching football on TV. It's pretty spicy, so adjust accordingly.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Split loaf in half lengthwise.
- Blend mayo and chipotle in a food processor until smooth. Spread on both halves of ciabatta.
- Layer sliced chicken, avocado, tomatoes and jack cheese on bottom half of ciabatta.
- Cover with top half of loaf and wrap in foil.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Slice into four pieces.
Ate waaaaaaaaaay too much and I can just see the headlines now, "Woman Found Dead with Southwestern Chicken Sandwich Stuffed in Her Mouth." Made for PRMR.
If I could I would give this way more than five stars...it was completely awesome ( and that's a quote coming from DH's mouth!!).
This was my first time using chipotles ( although eaten plenty in the U.S)-I could never track any down in the UK, and has taken me 18 months to find them here in Oz..but it was so worth all of the effort...the beautiful smokineness of the chilli is a great partner to cool creamy mayo.
I used our favourite dry rub on the chicken ( Ainsley's Barbecue Spice Rub) and tiger rolls instead of ciabatta.
As previously mentioned, Pepperjack cheese is not available here ( more's the pity..I love it!), so I subbed Aussie Jack and threw in a few chilli flakes to pep it up a little.
This is a truly gargantuan sandwich, but oh so delicious...DH is still talking about, so I'm guessing that this will become a permanent fixture around here- not that I'm complaining!!
Heed my warning though...make sure that you have plenty of napkins etc on hand..this is one messy monster!!
Thanks MamaJ...for a really fab recipe!
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Wow! This was so yummy, filling, and yes drip off the elbows messy. Made only one very small change and that was to ciabatta rolls instead of a loaf and that was because that's what we had on hand. Other than that no changes made and thought the spicy was perfect. Loved the smoke flavor the chipotle gave this sandwich. Thanks so much for the post.