Friday, August 01, 2008

Flat sandwiches
--Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Chicken Philly Sandwiches
All-New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook Copyright 2006

2 teaspoons olive oil
¾ pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into (1-inch thick) strips
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup red bell pepper strips
1 cup green bell pepper strips
1 cup vertically sliced onion
1½ teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
4 (3-ounce) submarine rolls
4 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese

1. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, Add chicken to pan; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Sauté 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan. Add red bell pepper and next 5 ingredients to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and pepper sauce; remove from heat.
2. Slice each roll in half horizontally, cutting to, but not through, the other side. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 cup chicken mixture on bottom half of each roll and gently press roll halves together.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add two sandwiches. Place a cast iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 4 minutes each side or until cheese melts and bread is toasted (leave skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat with remaining sandwiches. (I used my Cuisinart Griddler.)

Yield 4 servings. Per serving: 490 cal, 15.4 g fat, 35.2 g pro, 51.3 g carbs, 4.2 g fiber, 69 mg chol, 945 mg sodium

This recipe turned out sort of flat - not in flavor but in structure. When I went to buy rolls at the grocery store, the only sub rolls they had were just white bread shaped as rolls and the Griddler squished them right down. These sandwiches were still pretty tasty - just flat.

It's so hard to find good sub rolls around here. They were carrying a decent brand for a while but it looks like they stopped. Every other brand they carry is like I said, just white Wonder Bread-type bread, shaped like a sub roll. Sometimes the in-store bakery has something better but they were wiped out and didn't have any sort of rolls.

Question of the Day: Do you have many bakeries in your area? We had one (besides the in-store bakeries) and it went out of business.


Sara said...

No. There is one bakery downtown, but they don't do anything interesting. Sorry, boring answer.

Anonymous said...

nope, only ones we have are in the grocery stores and they all have the same stuff. I have noticed they are carring less in store made stuff and more factory thaw and sell items. ugh

Randi said...

None in my small town. We had 1 for litterally 1 month. They didnt bake anything there, they just brought in the stuff and sold it out of a storefront. I'd still like to know why it was only open for 1 month. Personally, I didnt think the stuff looked very good. We just got a Coffee Culture( Canadian owned franchise) and I thought the baked goods looked crappy too. I ordered a panini the other day and they grilled it with the lettuce. Grrrrrrrr

M Smith said...

Does Panera Count?

Arties32 said...

Can't you get Amoroso rolls in your part of PA?? They rock!