more tomatoey yumminess – chicken and bacon caprese sandwich

I have found my new favorite dinner…  an open-faced, chicken, mozzarella, tomato sandwich…  with BACON!

I, again, had a lot of tomatoes awaiting me at home, so it was time to try something else.  I love bruschetta and I love caprese salad, so this sandwich is a chicken and bacon homage to that.  And, it was pretty good!

Here’s what I used:

  • 3 large beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 loaf of french bread – cut into 14 slices
  • 7 chicken breast tenders
  • 7 or 8 or 12 slices of bacon (whatever makes you happy…)
  • one package of buffalo mozzarella
  • some fresh basil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • butter
  • Italian seasoning
  • one garlic clove
  • olive oil

Here are the steps:

  • Sseason the chicken on both sides with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper – grill

  • Cook the bacon
  • Toast your bread on both sides – once they are both done, take a stick of butter and quickly rub a little bit of butter on each piece of bread and then quickly rub with the garlic clove to give the bread a nice garlicy tone

  • Slice the tomatoes and the cheese
  • Cut the chicken in half and break up your bacon
  • Begin layering your sandwiches… bread with garlicy side up, then chicken, bacon, cheese and tomato slice

  • Put under the broiler to melt the cheese
  • Remove and season with salt, pepper, and drizzle of olive oil
  • Finish with some fresh basil on top

Sit back with a nice glass of wine and enjoy a  yummy take on a chicken and bacon caprese sandwich.

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