Alina's Simple Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

This recipe is quick, simple, and foolproof. It's been a super busy week for me, so a recipe this easy was a lifesaver!

It's a classic recipe, and if you whip up some of these sandwiches you'll find that you can't go wrong.

Total time: about 20 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

  • 8 slices of rye bread
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • 4-6 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • Seasoning for your chicken, such as Mural of Flavor by Penzey's Spices
Start by turning your oven to its broiler setting. I set mine to 500 degrees.

My friend Blaire gave me an awesome set of Penzey's spices for my birthday. Thanks Blaire! I used the delicious Mural of Flavor seasoning. It's great because there's a ton of flavor in it but it doesn't have any salt, so theoretically you can just skip the salt to make your cooking that much healthier.
Rub the seasoning in your chicken. Next, fry the chicken in a thin layer of EVOO for 5-6 minutes on each side.
When you're frying chicken like this try not to move it around or pick it up at all. It is the most flavorful if you leave it in one spot while it cooks. The goal is to turn a nice golden brown. Doesn't this look PERFECT?
While your chicken is cooking, prepare the other ingredients. Slice up your tomato, mozzarella, and basil. This goes super quick.
You'll also want to toast the rye bread while your chicken is finishing.
As soon as the chicken is done, load up your sandwiches on an oven proof plate in the following order:
1. One slice of rye bread
2. One piece of chicken
3. A tomato slice or two
4. A mozzarella slice or two

Place the delicious mound into the oven for three minutes, or as long as it takes for the cheese to melt.

It's all uphill from here... Remove it from the oven. Spruce it up with some basil. Top it with another slice of rye bread.

Eat to your heart's content.

Adam's taste rating: 4 ladles
Alina's taste rating: 3 ladles
Healthy rating: 4 ladles
Ease of prep rating: 5 ladles
Overall average: 4 ladles


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