(serving size for 3 sandwiches)
about 7oz chicken thigh meat
seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cheese-topped rolls, split
4 tbsp mayo
2 tbsp prepared basil pesto
about 1/3 C thinly sliced roasted red pepper
3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
4-5 pieces cooked bacon
First prepare your chicken:
Preheat oven to 350º. Place chicken in medium bowl. Drizzle over with olive oil and generously sprinkle with seasonings. Rub the seasonings and olive oil all over the chicken.
Using a cast iron skillet on about med-high heat, cook chicken on each side, about 2 minutes until lightly browned. Transfer skillet to stove and bake an additional 15-20 min until cooked through. Allow chicken to rest about 10 min.
Transfer chicken onto a cutting board, slice chicken. Divide into three portions onto a plate. Place cheese over-top of each portion of chicken. Microwave about 20-25 seconds until cheese is nicely melted. Set aside.
|I'm excited to say this is my homemade mozzarella, melted beautifully!|
In a small bowl, combine mayo and pesto. Over each roll half, spread a layer of the mixture. Top the bottom half with a portion of chicken/cheese, then top with a few strips of red pepper, and finally a layer of bacon. Add top of roll. Admire the beauty, and try your best to eat it gracefully ;)