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sandwich essentials: italian chicken croissant

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Simple to make, great to eat. Made these the other day, and there were no leftovers. I like to serve them with a bit of spicy mayonnaise; however, if you have really good croissants, you may not need or want it… Up to you. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sandwich essentials: italian chicken croissant

  • 1 lg
    chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 c
    italian dressing, your choice
  • 2 slice
    provolone, havarti, or munster cheese
  • 2 lg
    butter croissants
  • sweet butter, unsalted, melted, for brushing
  • spicy mayonnaise, your choice
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make sandwich essentials: italian chicken croissant

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Cut the chicken breast in half, lengthwise, cover with a piece of cling wrap, and pound to an even thickness of, about 1/4-inch (.6cm).
  • 4
    Chef’s Note: Pounding the chicken achieves three goals: 1. It helps them to cook evenly. 2. It tenderizes them, and allows the marinade to penetrate. 3. It helps you take out your frustrations.
  • 5
    Add them to a non-reactive container, with the marinade, cover, and place in the refrigerator for 2 – 4 hours.
  • 6
    Just before cooking the chicken, cut open the croissants, brush with a bit of butter, toast them (cut side down) in a hot skillet, then reserve.
  • 7
    Remove chicken from the fridge, and throw them into the skillet, over medium-high heat. Cook for about 2 minutes, then flip over, and place the cheese on top. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until the cheese is nice and melty, about an additional 2 minutes.
  • 8
    Chef’s Note: If your skillet has a lid, cover the skillet after adding the cheese, to aid in its melting.
  • 9
  • So yummy
    Brush the bottoms of the croissants with the spicy mayo, if using, add the cheesy chicken, and serve while nice and toasty warm (salt and pepper, optional). Enjoy.
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