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For sandwiches with great crunch, look for a rustic whole-grain bread boule. If you have trouble cutting 1-ounce slices across the width of the boule, cut it in half first.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

24 mins
24 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; cook 2 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut chicken into thin slices. Combine chicken, jam, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat.

  • Combine kale and vinegar in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Divide chicken mixture evenly among 4 bread slices. Top each with 3 pear slices and 3/4 ounce cheese; sprinkle remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper over sandwiches. Divide kale mixture evenly among sandwiches; top with remaining bread slices. Lightly coat sandwiches with cooking spray.

  • Return pan to medium heat. Add sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches, pressing gently to flatten; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese begins to melt.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

411 calories; fat 16.1g; saturated fat 5.8g; mono fat 5.9g; poly fat 3g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 100mg; iron 2mg; sodium 628mg; calcium 122mg.