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Pressed Cuban-Style Sandwiches

Hands-on time 38 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Serves 4
Submarine-style layering of ham, chicken slices, cheese, and a spicy Kosher pickle between a sliced length of Cuban bread distinguishes Pressed Cuban-Style Sandwiches from ordinary sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cuban bread
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 ounce shredded Havarti cheese (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 ounce lower-sodium sliced ham
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spicy kosher dill pickle
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 315
  • fat 8.9 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • sodium 761 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut bread in half horizontally.

  2. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Sauté 3 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 10 minutes. Slice chicken; toss with garlic.

  3. Spread spicy brown mustard over bottom half of bread; top with Havarti cheese, ham, and chicken. Sprinkle chicken with chopped pickle; cover with top half of bread. Return pan to medium heat; coat with cooking spray. Add sandwich to pan; top with another heavy skillet to weigh down. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Cut sandwich crosswise into 4 equal portions.