Wednesday, August 11, 2010

EASY SUMMERTIME GRILLED DINNER

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When it’s really, really hot, who feels like cooking?  Not me.  Just a simple grilled sandwich keeps me happy.   A boneless chicken breast, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, then grilled with onion slices and sweet green or red pepper, makes a delightful sandwich topped with lettuce and freshly sliced tomato.  Basil pesto-mayonnaise or mayo mixed with sundried tomato pesto are both nice on the bun.  Easy peasy.
Grilled Chicken and Peppers Sandwich
Source:  Judy’s Kitchen
Rating:  8 out of 10
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INGREDIENTS: 
1 boneless skinless chicken breast half
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1-1/2 tsp. sea salt, divided
1/2 tsp. black pepper, divided
1 –2  (1/2”) sweet onion slices 
1/2 sweet green or red pepper cut into 2” strips
2 slices from a large tomato, 1/4” - 1/2” thick 
4 pieces of lettuce
pesto mayonnaise
2 Kaiser rolls, split, or other roll of choice
optional:  2 slices Asiago or mozzarrella cheese

Heat grill to medium-hot (about 400-425F).  Clean and season grill grates.  Pound the fat side of the chicken to make it a more uniform size (this will help it cook more evenly).  Rub chicken with 1 Tbsp. oil, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.  Rub onion and pepper slices with 1 Tbsp. oil, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. 
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Place chicken and veggies on grill.  Close lid.  Cook about 5 minutes; open lid; turn veggies and chicken over. 
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Close lid.  Cook additional 5 minutes, or till chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender.  (Veggies will probably be done before the chicken, and can be removed to a bowl, covered, to keep warm.)  About 1 minute before chicken is done, toast roll on coolest part of grill. 

Slice chicken on diagonal (like a London Broil); place slices on roll bottoms.  Top with cheese (if using), peppers and onions, then tomato and lettuce.  Spread tops of rolls with pesto mayonnaise (just mix some sundried tomato pesto or basil pesto into some mayo)
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Yield:  2 sandwiches

4 comments:

Faith said...

What a great summer meal! I love how you grilled the veggies too -- especially the onion! Delicious!

Dana said...

This sounds delish! Grilling is definitely the way to go in the summer... I think I'll go through withdrawal once the cold weather hits!

A Year on the Grill said...

Hi Judy... indeed, fresh from the grill, easy to do and what a refreshing meal. Temperatures are supposed to start cooling soon. Fall is my favorite time to grill, so a perfectly timed post!

MelindaRD said...

Grilling is a great way to go. Over here on the island, it is common for homes to also have an outdoor kitchen. It comes in handy when you fish because there is usually a space with a sink for cleaning the fish. We have a really nice kitchen are, but it is a little dirty and needs to be cleaned up. We really should use it more often, but it was just so messy when we moved in.