Brick Chicken Baguette Sandwiches

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Weighing down the sandwich with a brick or other heavy object presses the filling together so it's easier to eat. Do this in the refrigerator, or, wrapped in plastic wrap, at the bottom of the cooler where drinks can compress the sandwich. Depending on your tastes, you might want to use just one garlic clove.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 382
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 10.1 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 46.4 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 927 mg
Calcium 239 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Cooking spray
1 red bell pepper, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut in half horizontally
4 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese
1 cup sliced hearts of palm
1 cup arugula leaves

Preparation

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 3 hours, turning occasionally.

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Combine mayonnaise, rosemary, and garlic; set aside.

Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from grill. Place bell pepper and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until slightly charred. Cut chicken diagonally across grain into thin slices. Separate onion into rings; cut bell pepper into thin strips.

Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over cut sides of bottom and top halves of bread. Arrange cheese evenly over bottom half of bread. Arrange onion, bell pepper, and hearts of palm evenly over cheese; top with chicken and arugula. Place top half of bread over arugula. Cut filled baguette in half. Wrap each half tightly in plastic wrap. Place filled baguette halves in refrigerator; top with a cast-iron skillet or other heavy object. Let chill at least 2 hours. Cut each filled baguette half into 3 equal portions.

Lia Huber,

Cooking Light

March 2005
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