Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hot Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

This recipe extends the tuna melt recipe posted earlier. It's versatile, making it easy to combine various meats, cheeses, spreads, and condiments.
1 large slice of hearty white bread, such as a rustic boule
1 oz Swiss cheese, sliced
3 oz chicken, sliced thin (boiled, roast, or deli slices)
1 oz ripe tomato, thinly sliced
1 oz grated cheddar cheese
2 T piquant mustard
Heat a toaster oven on broil for five minutes. Place the bread on a pan and toast until nicely browned. Apply spread, then the Swiss cheese, then the meat dressed with more of the piquant spread, followed by the tomato slices and topped with the grated cheese. Return to the oven for about 5 minute more, until cheese is melted and browned. Variations: top with parmesan cheese, replace the Swiss cheese with another mild cheese, substitute a horseradish spread for the mustard, use a tangy herb cheese in place of the Swiss, use other meats such as turkey or pork. Serves 1 or 2.