Last weekend I was totally craving a good hearty sandwich, like a club or a loaded sub. You know the kind of sandwich I’m talking about; the kind that sticks to your ribs. So instead of buying a prepared sandwich, I picked up a few ingredients at the grocery store and came up with this truly kick butt sandwich!
In fact I made two versions of it; this one, which is the truly awesome version was made for my husband and for myself I created a lower calorie, toned-down version which was also very tasty.
Ingredients for hubby’s version of sandwich:
2 slices of Bavarian style whole grain sandwich bread, toasted (I like the more rustic style, Bavarian whole grain breads because the slices are longer than your standard loaf of bread which means more surface to pile yummy ingredients onto).
3 bacon strips, cooked (or chicken bacon)
1 rotisserie chicken, breast part only
Old cheddar cheese, sliced (don’t go with medium or mild unless you want to; the old cheddar works soooo well with all the flavours in this recipe)
2 Tbsp fresh salsa
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
Alfalfa sprouts, generous amount
- Cook bacon. I find the best way to cook bacon is to line a baking sheet with foil and cook it in a 375 degree oven, turning it once it starts to look almost cooked. Cook a few minutes longer or until perfectly crisp. Place on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the fat. I also add a sheet of paper towel over the bacon and press down to absorb any fat that may be floating on top of the bacon.
- Cut 1 chicken breast from the rotisserie chicken into good bite sized pieces.
- Cut the cheddar cheese into slices and set aside. (The amount of cheese you use is up to you).
- Toast the bread. In the meantime mix equal parts salsa and mayonnaise (I used 2 Tbsp of each but you can cut that down to taste)
- Spread the salsa/mayo sauce on both slices of bread, making sure to cover as much of the surface as possible.
- Cut avocado in half and scoop the contents of one half into a small bowl and mush it up just slightly (you just want to break it up slightly), then spread it onto one side of the sandwich bread.
- Add sliced cheddar cheese, bacon, chicken and alfalfa sprouts.
- Cut sandwich in half and enjoy!
Same as above but I only used 1 Tbsp salsa and 1 Tbsp mayonnaise.
No bacon! I used sliced tomatoes instead. I made a much healthier version for myself but after taking a bite out of my husband’s sandwich, I would have preferred indulging a little........