“The Picnic” Chicken Sandwich

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, December 28, 2009

One of our advent activities was having a picnic for dinner.  My husband had an idea for a chicken sandwich with honey-mustard on it so I whipped up this ‘keeper’.  (And it must be because it’s all I could think about while I was putting my daughter down for her nap this afternoon.  Must blog…must eat again…oh, those onions…)

And might I also suggest an occasional picnic for dinner for your families too.  It was loads of fun.  I’m going to try to make it happen in our house once a month.  Even if we won’t be sitting by the glow of the Christmas tree, I bet it’ll still make for a special night.

The Picnic Chicken Sandwich

recipe by The Redbird
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes.
  • Ready in 25 Minutes.
  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Foccacia rolls, or any large roll you like will do
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup French fried onions
  • Halve both chicken breasts lengthwise so you end up with 4 thin breast pieces. Season both sides of each breast with Kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook in a skillet or grill pan until chicken is cooked through, flipping halfway through cooking process.
  • Meanwhile, thoroughly combine mustard and honey in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Once chicken is cooked, heat up another skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Slice rolls in half and spread honey mustard on both pieces of each roll. Put bottom pieces down in your heated skillet (honey mustard side up) then place the chicken, cheese and onions on top. Top each sandwich with the other half of the roll. (You may have to do two at a time depending on the size of your skillet.)
  • Place a heavy skillet on top of the sandwiches to press them while cooking. For a crisp exterior on both sides, flip sandwiches after a minute or two. Cook until cheese is melted and bread has a crispy exterior on each side.
  • Slice in half at the diagonal and serve with apple slices to your family, who are anxiously awaiting dinner on a blanket in the family room.

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