Monday, October 7, 2013

Recipe: Hot Oven Sandwiches



CHICKEN PESTO SANDWICH

I first saw the hot roast beef version of these sandwiches by Ree at The Pioneer Woman and knew I had to try them. But when I went to the deli for roast beef, I spotted the rotisserie chicken and lost my entire train of thought. I decided then to do something completely off the wall, and it paid off. The beauty of this delicious warm sandwich is that you can make it however your little heart desires. The basic components are meat, cheese, dressing, and a bun. I hope you'll try mine, and make your own. You won't regret it!

The main ingredients:

Shaved chicken from the deli, I used rotisserie style
White American cheese
Good sandwich buns

The dressing:

1 tbsp. prepared pesto
1 tbsp. real mayo
1 tbsp. sour cream
A few drops of lemon juice

I also made a little sesame seed topping that I think finished this off nicely.
For that, you'll need:

Sesame seeds
Butter
Garlic powder
A pinch of fresh chopped parsley

And finally, you will need a few squares of aluminum foil and to preheat your oven to 350º.

Mix together your dressing ingredients and topping ingredients in separate small bowls. Now it's time to assemble the sandwiches!


First, you'll need to slice the buns if they aren't already sliced. Slather on a good amount of the dressing onto the bottom bun, or on top and bottom if you're feeling bold.
Lay a slice of cheese on top of the dressing.
Pile on a bunch of meat, as much as you want!
Lay another slice of cheese on top of the meat.
Place the top bun on top of that.


Brush a heavy helping of the sesame seed butter mixture on top of the bun.


Place a foil square on top of the sandwich and wrap it around, flipping the sandwich over, and then fold all the corners under. Bake in the preheated oven for approx. 20 min.


Remove from the oven and carefully unwrap the foil from the sandwiches. They should be ooey gooey and delicious with a slightly crusty bun. YUM!



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