California Chicken

"This is similar to a sandwich made at my moms old restaurant. It is good as a sandwich or on its own with a salad and crusty bread..."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Warm oil in skillet and add chicken and onion.
  • Cook 15 minutes or until chicken is browned and just about done.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place chicken on cookie sheet and top each breast with 1 to 2 slices of tomato and 2 to 3 slices of cheese.
  • Place in oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven, add 2 to 3 slices of avocado on top of each breast, and serve immediately.

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  1. Totally wonderful in everyway! I followed this pretty much the way it was listed, except for these little changes, I used larger grape tomatoes ~ as I didn't have larger ones, and also, after browning the chicken, I just put in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, added cheese, and tomatoes, baked for 5 more minutes, and topped with cheese for another 1 minute. Came out perfectly! Served atop a nice bed of fresh greens, and this was delish! Thanks so much! Will make lots!
  2. WOW, this is the best tasting chicken dish I have had in a long time! I didn't use the roll, just served the "chicken stack" with a carrot salad and some steamed broccoli. This is very easy and totally scrumptious.
  3. Surprisingly delicious and easy!!
  4. Excellent chichen dish. I actually made as written except used Provolone cheese. Loved the combination in this recipe. I'll be making this one again and again. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Deliciously simple. <br/>I tweaked it a teeny bit, but only by cooking the chicken completely,loading up my roll with everything,including the avocado, wrapping it in foil, and baking it in the oven for about 15 minutes.<br/>Scrummy!!!


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