Caprese Chicken Sandwich

It’s late on a Saturday night and I have debated all week long about sharing some news with all of my readers.  I definitely don’t want to be all doomy and gloomey but I decided to proceed with this post.

A week ago my Grandmother K passed away.  The reason that I am writing about this today is because I have learned a GREAT deal from her about cooking.  My inspiration and desire for cooking definitely started with her and my mother.  She accomplished so many things and cooking was definitely one of her fortes.  At the age of 91 she was a mother to 12 children, grandmother to over 35 kids and a three time cookbook writer.  I absolutely loved talking to her about my blog and how I was sharing some of my favorites recipes of hers over the years like chicken spaghetti and the only chicken noodle soup that I will ever eat.  She was known for her homemade fruit kolaches (not pig in the blankets) and many other baked desserts.  One day I will have to try my hand at these kolaches but I know that they will never be as good as hers.

When I originally thought about writing about my grandmother I was going to make a recipe of hers to display.  However, she would have wanted me to share a new recipe of mine.  a0a8fa89-53aa-458d-9edd-96de0b666d4d

It is week 3 of the H-E-B Meal Maker Challenge.  This week our focus ingredient was H-E-B natural sliced chicken breasts.  I had been craving a sandwich and decided to make an easy caprese chicken sandwich.  Who wouldn’t love something like this for dinner?  Also, it takes less than 30 minutes to make which is great for feeding your family after a long day at work.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Caprese Chicken Sandwich

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. H-E-B Natural Chicken Breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large tomato, sliced
1 cup spinach
4 slices of mozzarella
4 ciabatta buns
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

Directions:

Add olive oil to an iron skillet and bring to a medium heat. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Lay the pieces into the skillet and cook each side 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked. In the last minute of cooking lay down a slice of cheese onto each breast.

When chicken is done remove from the pan and place ciabatta buns down to toast in the skillet.

Start by layering the sandwich with bun, chicken, tomato, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, top with spinach and then the other ciabatta bun.

Caprese Chicken Sandwich

 

Disclosure:  I have received compensation, H-E-B promotional items and ConAgra products from H-E-B and ConAgra Foods for participating in this contest.

   

15 Responses to “Caprese Chicken Sandwich”

  1. 1
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I am so, so sorry to hear your news. I missed my grandmother so much when she passed. I wish you peace. And this sandwich would definitely be in the comfort food category for a time like this. Hugs to you.

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    • azestybite replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

      Thanks so much Cathy!

      Reply

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    1-I am so so so sorry about your grandma
    2-She sounds amazing. That is so incredible that she’s written 3 cookbooks!
    3-This is like the epitome of my FAVORITE kind of sandwich!!!

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  3. 3
    Tieghan — August 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I am so sorry for you loss, your grandmother sounds like an amazing women! I cannot wait to try out here chicken noodle soup and this sandwich, they both sound delicious!

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    • azestybite replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

      Thanks Tieghan. Once you try this soup you won’t like any other chicken noodle soup.

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — August 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

    So sorry for your loss!
    This looks like comforting soul food! Thanks for sharing

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Aww hun, I’m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a fantastic woman. And any woman that can make an epic kolache is a dame indeed!! Kolaches are my carby spirit animal – I’m Czech.

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    • azestybite replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

      Thank you Megan. I’m part Czech too and grew up with homemade kolaches (the real kind).

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss, she sounds like an amazing lady! Keep memories alive. :)

    This sandwich looks perfect, I cannot wait to try it!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Meagan, I am so sorry for your loss! I think you are honoring her spirit in the best way by making her recipes. I bet she is smiling from ear to ear.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you learned a lot from her and are carrying on her love for cooking!
    This is a fantastic sandwich!

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    Meghan — August 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Meagan. Your grandmother sounds like an amazing woman!
    Looks like you learned a lot from her, this sandwich looks fantastic!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Meagan. She sounds like she was an amazing woman and taught you so much. I know a lot of my cooking inspiration comes from my grandma.

    Reply

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