Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuscan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Today was BLUE day in Kindergarten! Doesn't she look cute? Thanks to whomever returned this little gem of a shirt at BabyGap, we got a steal of a deal on it yesterday! I think I've got the rest of the clothes covered for "color" day. So much pressure! I wouldn't trade seeing the sparkle in her eyes when she puts on the day's "color" for anything!

Tonight we had a meal seasoned like nothing I have ever cooked before. It was a HUGE success! Around 4:30 I kind of panicked about supper ideas, so I googled "grilled chicken sandwich." The first option was a "Tuscan Grilled Chicken Sandwich." I knew it would have to be a quick idea. This recipe was quick, easy, and best of all, everyone loved it! The flavor was so amazing--it was probably the best grilled chicken we've ever eaten! This one's a keeper!

Tuscan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 T. dried oregano
1/4 C olive oil
1.4 C balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp hot sauce
mozzarella, sliced or shredded
tomato slices
bread for sandwiches

Cut slashes across both sides of the chicken breasts. Mix the oil, vinegar, salt, hot sauce and oregano. Marinate the chicken in the oil and vinegar mixture for 30 - 60 min. Grill on medium hot grill about 10 minutes on a side.

Slice chicken and place on grilled bread. Top with the cheese and tomato.

For the kids, I cooked some whole-wheat penne pasta and tossed it with fresh tomatoes and basil. Then we topped it with some of the extra chicken slices and cheese. They loved it, too!

This meal was so out of the ordinary for me to cook, but definitely makes me want to be more adventurous everyday!
Happy Friday!