Friday, April 30, 2010

California Chicken Sandwiches

Not that this should be a surprise to anyone to knows me, but for most of my life I wouldn't have anything to do with avocados unless they were smashed up in guacamole. Bizarre, I know. But really, that's how a lot of my pickiness goes...its selective and avocados were no exception. Until recently.

Somehow I must have missed those big green chucks floating in my tortilla soup, but one spoonful of soup (avocado in tow) and I was hooked! What have I been missing all these years? Lots of things I presume.

Anyways, now, I love putting plain avocados on anything and everything. But I have to admit that a favorite combo of mine has to be avocado and bacon! YUM! Not the lowest fat combo, I know, but at least avocados have the good kind of fat. Wink, wink.

So, with that in mind, I was thinking of something to make for dinner last week and I whipped up with this little gem. I hope you like it!

1 package of dry Ranch dip mix
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 buns of your choice
4 slices thick cooked bacon (or more, if you want)
1 ripe avocado
1/2 sweet yellow onion, very thinly sliced
About 2 teaspoons flour

Sprinkle both sides of chicken with ranch packet seasoning as well as season with salt and pepper. Heat grill to medium high heat.

While grill is heating, cook the bacon until brown and crisp and remove from pan. Drain off all except for about 1 tablespoon or so of the bacon fat and add onions to the pan and saute. Continue to saute the onions until they are fairly brown and then sprinkle the onions with the flour and continue to cook until they are crispy then remove from heat.

Grill chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Toast buns, if desired.

Allow chicken to rest a few minutes and the slice it diagonally. Assemble sandwich with chicken on the bottom and then pile on the bacon, avocado and crispy onions.

Since this is a big and rich sandwich, I recommend serving it with a small salad or fruit salad as I did.


As always, let me know what you think or if you have questions!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm Back!

Wow, it's been awhile, hasn't? Did you miss me? I hope so.

Sorry to all of you who have been serving your families cereal for dinner during my blogging hiatus. Just kidding, I am sure you survived just fine without me considering I am not even sure if anyone reads my blog! I hope I'm wrong. (Please tell me if I am.)

You see, I have been in a little bit of a funk lately. Over the last few months, we were in and out of town and there were a few things going on that really prevented me from wanting to try new things in the kitchen or have the motivation to write down the things I did. I hope you understand.

But now, I'm back! Get ready for some new recipes that I hope you'll enjoy!

Until then...
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