Thursday, September 18, 2014

Grilled chicken, bacon & swiss sandwiches

As part of their Saturday "job list", I asked each of our kids to list a dinner they would like to make this week and what day they would like to make it. (the job list also included 1 hour of yard work that day, cleaning their room spotless {which equals vacuuming, dusting, cleaning up piles, putting away clothes, etc..}, and at least one other household chore (cleaning the kids bathroom top to bottom, cleaning out the cabinets under the kids bathroom sink, various clean up jobs in the playroom). It was a much needed, busy day.

Erin chose to make grilled chicken, bacon, and swiss sandwiches the very next day - Sunday {good thing I still had to go to the grocery store}. We didn't have a recipe, we just made one up. Come to find out later, she chose this recipe from a dinner she had in Wyoming on a trip with her cousins, Gram, and Gramps a few summers back.

Here's the chef:

And here's the final result:

Here's what you need to make 5-9 sandwiches:

3 large chicken breasts (I use the big frozen bag from Costco)
Italian dressing or Italian seasoning
sliced swiss cheese (this is one item that I do not buy store brand in. trust me. buy the good stuff!)
1-2 slices of bacon per sandwich  (we buy the already cooked bacon from Costco)
hamburger buns (usually I don't mind the 1$ buns, but I upgraded to the $2.99 buns - worth it!)
sliced tomato
lettuce leaves

Put 3 large chicken breasts in a zip loc bag. If frozen, let them thaw for a few hours in the fridge. When they are slightly thawed, but not completely - get them out and slice each breast into 3 small patties. First cut off the skinny end of the chicken breast to make a small "patty". Second, take the thick chunk of the breast and slice through it so you now have two skinnier "patties". After slicing three chicken breasts you should have 9 smaller "patties". {our family doesn't like huge chunks of meat - feel free to slice yours to the size you like}

Put chicken "patties" back into ziploc bag and add a half bottle of Italian dressing. Let marinate for 3-4 hours {or whatever works for you}.

BBQ chicken about 4 minutes per side. Towards the end of bbq-ing put a slice of swiss on each chicken "patty". We ended up folding the swiss in half to fit on each little chicken patty.
Cook or warm up pre-cooked bacon.
Get out sliced cheese, tomato, lettuce.
Drizzle olive oil on the inside of each bun and toast on bbq for 2-3 minutes or until toasted.

Assemble. Eat. And enjoy the heavenly moment.
It was SO good! One of the best recipes we've had! Mmmmm!

A few more of our family favorites are featured on Alexa's blog today! Check them out!

1 comment:

Cindy Sharkey said...

Looks just like the ones at the Yellowstone Lodge!