This week was one of those weeks that I was determined to use items I already had in the house. I told myself I could shop for fresh produce but everything else needed to be out of my freezer, fridge, or pantry. It gives me a challenge and keeps my productive juices flowing. Of course the family wonders sometime what they are going to get. But 9 times out of 10 they like what I present them with so they just need to sshhhhhhh.
I had a package of chicken breasts and the wheels in my head started cranking. One of the first things that came to mind was Chicken Cordon Blue. We all love it here so no worries with that. However, with the heat we have been having I really wanted to keep the cooking to a minimum. So the search began again. What could I do with these two lonely chicken breasts? I started to think maybe just making sandwiches was the way to go and then it hit me. Why not make a Chicken Cordon Blue sandwich? Hhhmmmmm OK so chicken breasts….check……black forrest ham….check……swiss cheese…..check bread bread bread AHA a loaf of ciabatta bread BINGO I had it. I knew what I wanted to make
So the Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Blue Sandwich was born. Because the cibatta bread was so thin I decided to do them open faced. I wanted to make a tarragon Dijon mayo to go with them but alas not tarragon in the house so I had to settle for just a Dijon mayo. But they were good with just that. Jessi, Kevin and I devoured them as soon as they were remotely cool enough to be eaten! That is why no picture on a plate. They went from the baking sheet straight into our tummies! Jessi just kept saying OMG Mom these are sooooo good. She is in the culinary program at Job Corps and told me she was going to tell her trade boss that he needed to make these. I love it when a plan comes together!!