Chicken on Ciabatta Roll

Don't know if you have heard the background story of how Brunch and Sew was conceptualized but I'd love to share it if not. Everything began with the idea of women gathering over great food, socializing and sewing. Sort of the old sewing groups but we wanted for Brunch and Sew was to modernize the concept. Give it a feel of our own--make it posh. Now, we are making intentional efforts to extend the same idea through the blog for you all to share with your girlfriends. The next time you invite your girlfriends over for a fun night of sewing pair some of our recipes with your projects. Here's an easy recipe to file in your recipe box or pin on your Pinterest board...CHICKEN ON CIABATTA ROLL. 

.: WHAT YOU'LL NEED :. 

+ 1 package of boneless chicken breast

+ store bought seasoning--- meat tenderizer, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, oregano, black pepper, and salt

+butter or olive oil

+ sun dried tomato pesto

+roasted red pepper

+ basil leaves

SAUTEED MUSHROOMS

+mushrooms & onion

+butter

+salt and pepper


.: PREP :. 

Go ahead and rinse your chicken breast and pat dry. Season with the store bought seasoning to taste. My mom taught me how to cook and she's and eyeballer meaning "just eyeball" so I shall do you the same way. I suggest just sprinkle until covered. Oil your skillet with olive oil and heat on medium high heat. Place each chicken breast in the skillet and cook thoroughly on each side 10 minutes should be perfect or until no pink is visible

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After chicken is brown, allow to cool for a few minutes and then slice them in generous slices and taste them as well lol. Next, change your oven settings to broil on 425. Slice the ciabatta rolls horizontally and place them in the oven to broil for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. 

On one cut side, spread the sundried tomato pesto on the top slice of each ciabatta roll (basically the curved slice)  and set aside while you prepare the other slice the bottom with chicken and roasted red pepper. 

Call your little sous chef in to be of assistance if you have one. Layer the sandwich by placing the chicken on the bottom then your basil leave and grate your mozarella cheese. Return the oven to broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

Lastly, place one to two roasted red pepper on top of your chicken and grate a little more cheese if preferred on the top.

If you love mushrooms, the sauteed and mushroom on the side is perfect and takes at most 5 minutes. Slice your mushrooms in half and slice about a 1/2 cup of onions thinly. Place 4 tablespoonsful of butter in the skillet and heat on medium high. Cook the mushrooms and onions in the skillet for about 4 minutes season with salt and black pepper while cooking and serve. 

The Italian Chicken on Ciabatta is a very easy and simple and pretty healthy dish to serve at your next gathering. It also works well with a side salad if mushrooms aren't your thing. If you try it please let us know how you like it. Share with me #brunchandsew