Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chicken Caprese Sandwich


This weeks entree is a sandwich. A really good sandwich! It's also a copy of my favorite sandwich from a local pizza parlor. The first time I had this sandwich, I was in love with it. It's that wonderful! But I can't keep sneaking down to the pizza place to eat this sandwich anymore. People are starting to talk! So I tried my best to replicate it at home, so I could share it with all of you, and of course, so I can keep indulging this obsession of mine. Try it~You'll like it!
Chicken Caprese Sandwich
1 large Chicken Breast
Fresh Mozzarella
1 Roma Tomato
Fresh Arugula
2 Submarine Roll
1 sleeve Low Salt Saltines
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
2 Eggs
2 tablespoons Milk
1 cup Flour
Vegetable Oil
Empty the crackers into a zip lock bag.
Crush crackers with a rolling pin until the crackers are
finely crushed. Measure out the garlic powder, 
parsley flakes, and paprika. Add to the bag. Shake.
 Slice tomatoes for sandwich.
Wash lettuce.
Pat dry. Carefully.
Trim the fat off the chicken breast.
Butterfly the chicken.
In your work area, set up a bowl of the flour,
a bowl with the eggs and milk mixed together, and 
the saltine mix.

Heat the oil in a  frying pan to 350 degrees.
Dredge the chicken by dragging it through the flour.
Cover both sides.
Coat both sides of the chicken with the egg mix.
Coat both sides of the chicken with the saltine mix.
When the oil is to temperature, place the chicken breast 
in the oil and let it start to fry. It should take about
3-4 minutes on each side.
Here is a restaurant trick I have used many times: 
To check the  interior of a piece of meat or chicken,
slide a knife into the side of the chicken to check
if it is done. By sliding it into the side, you are not ruining
the look of the food by slicing it in half, or putting a 
cut into the meat. By slicing it on the side, it can't be seen.
Prepare a plate with a paper towel on it so you can
drain the chicken.
Let chicken rest for 2-3 minutes.
Place mozzarella pieces on the chicken.

Place chicken in microwave for 20 seconds
to melt the chicken. This could also be done
in the broiler.
Place tomato slices on sandwich.
Put a little mayo on the bread.
Place chicken on bread.
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today!

Please stop by tomorrow. We will be making a
pasta side dish.

See you then!


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