Every once in awhile I come across a sandwich that is note-worthy. When I was pregnant a few years back, I threw together a sandwich made from leftover chicken with a good slathering of fresh goat cheese and homemade sun-dried tomato pesto. P.S. I honestly think I will never get tired of that pesto. It’s a spoon+jar kind of thing. So, I deem this sandwich, “The Best Chicken Sandwich in the Entire World.” It may not look like much, but the flavors! Oh, mama! It’s a good sandwich.
It starts with bread, of course. I’m gluten-free, so I use gluten-free bread. You may or may not be, so you use whatever bread you like best. Pre-GF I made this sandwich on rosemary focaccia and I highly recommend that route. :)
So here are our key players – bread, fresh goat cheese (your favorite kind), organic arugula (or spinach, if you prefer), sun-dried tomato pesto, and leftover chicken. Any leftover rotisserie style chicken will do nicely. I like a good balsamic marinated one or a whole roasted chicken.
And then you just build your sandwich…uh, like a sandwich. Smear on some goat cheese and pesto, layer it up with some chicken, a handful of arugula, and you’ll be in heaven.
Also, might I suggest eating this with a pile of sweet potato fries? It’s pretty much the only kind of fry in my life right now, and for good reason. They are utterly, and completely delicious.
- Leftover rotisserie chicken
- ¼ to ½ cup fresh goat cheese (chèvre)
- ¼ to ½ cup sun-dried tomato pesto
- 1-2 cups organic arugula
- 8 slices gluten-free whole grain bread(or your favorite kind)
- Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of chèvre on four slices of the bread.
- Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of sun-dried tomato pesto on the remaining four slices of bread.
- Top the chèvre with some of the organic arugula and place the leftover chicken on top of the slices with sun-dried tomato pesto. Bring the halves together to form 4 sandwiches.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, or use a panini press. Brush outer surface of the sandwiches with olive oil. Cook for a few minutes on each side, or until golden. Remove from heat and serve.