Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley
6 servings

A good balsamic vinegar makes all the difference in the roasted tomatoes, whose heat will immediately melt the soft Brie. There's no need to cut the rind off the Brie, since it's edible.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes; cook 4 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Sprinkle tomatoes with thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Wrap handle of pan with foil; bake at 300° for 15 minutes. Keep warm.

Step 3

Combine mayonnaise, mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over top half of bread loaf. Spoon tomatoes evenly over bottom half of loaf. Arrange Brie over tomatoes; top with chicken. Combine 2 teaspoons oil, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add spinach, tossing gently to coat. Top chicken with spinach mixture; replace top half of bread. Cut loaf into 6 pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

copperboom's Review

May 11, 2011

EPMaxwell's Review

June 03, 2009
This sandwich is fabulous! I used a rotisserie chicken and it worked perfectly. I also used ciabatta bread but next time I'll do the french. Can't wait to have it again. Served with roasted sweat potatoes & onions (a cooking light all-time favorite recipe). Would definitely recommend!!!

GramercyGal's Review

February 21, 2010
This was AMAZING! And fast! Two things I love most. The combination of flavors was perfect and it was a great dinner. I may hollow out the bread a little next time so that everything will smoosh in better, but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. I also think I could use a variety of cheeses in this, blue, Parmesan, even feta. I plan on making this again next week as a picnic lunch! This will definitely be on my rotation of regular menus.

laegnome's Review

December 12, 2011
Delicious! An amazing blend of flavors and textures! I used leftover roast chicken, so everything we really fast and easy. Delicious!

Katieusc's Review

March 15, 2011
made this recipe exactly as instructed and would make it again and again (though next time I'll know it's not necessarily a fast recipe to do!). I used leftover roasted chicken and purchased a baguette from the grocery store that was perfectly soft inside and had a nice crunch on the outside. I loved the mayo mixture!

mandofan's Review

January 26, 2012
Sooooo good. One important thing...don't overshred the chicken.

FoodieSandi's Review

November 01, 2010
So good! Takes a little time to make, but definitely worth it. I have also made this without the chicken for a vegetarian friend, just added a little extra cheese. A big hit!

boit70's Review

September 17, 2009
I used a rotisserie chicken breast, and made two substitutions: plum tomatoes for the cherry ones and baby lettuce mix for the spinach. this was incredibly tatsy. the whole family loved it

maggieelms's Review

July 17, 2011
This is an outstanding recipe. I prepare this when I want to impress company and don't want to work in the kitchen all day. It is easy especially if you use a rotisserie chicken from your local store. Great for a summer dinner with a fruit salad.

gr8cooker's Review

September 05, 2013
I was really looking forward to tasting this as the components sounded fabulous. I did hollow out the loaf slightly or else we wouldn't have been able to get our mouths around the sandwich. However, it was a sloppy mess. Were my tomatoes too juicy? Was my brie too ripe? Regardless, I think dressing the spinach with the balsamic and oil was moisture overkill. And too many strong condiment flavors (mayo, dijon, garlic, balsamic) in competition with rather than complementary to each other. I'll try again, but fiddle around with the flavoring combos.