The summer is a great time for light and refreshing meals, like my brussels sprout salad-yum… I digress… Actually, one of my go-to summer dinners is just a simply delicious chicken caprese sandwich. These sandwiches are easy to make and VERY satisfying =) I started making these sandwiches after falling in love with a grilled chicken & basil sandwich at one of my favorite restaurants and now I think I prefer my own creation! Here’s my recipe for the Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich…
Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich
one grilled chicken breast
two slices of bread (I use fresh baked sourdough, but you can use whatever you fancy)
4 slices of tomato
1/4 cup fresh basil
one slice mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup field greens (optional)
Prepare one grilled chicken breast (you could also broil if you don’t have a grill). Set chicken aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly drizzle the balsamic vinegar onto the slices of bread. Lay two slices of tomato on each slice of bread, then add mozzarella cheese to one slice. Place the slices of bread in the pre-heated oven (tomato and cheese side facing up) for a maximum of 3 minutes-keep checking so they don’t burn! You just want the bread to lightly toast and the cheese to melt. **If chicken is no longer warm, you can add the already grilled chicken to one of the slices and toast it along with the bread.
Remove the bread from the oven and transfer to plate. Add grilled chicken (if you didn’t already toast it with the bread), basil and lettuce to the sandwich. Slice in half and enjoy!