Chicken Caesar Salad Subs

This is a recipe I figured my boyfriend would enjoy since he loves Caesar salad. I on the other hand was not too excited about it since I found every Caesar salad dressing I’ve tasted to be too rich and sickening. But this recipe from Annie’s Eat was light and refreshing. I did end up tweaking her sandwich recipe to better suit the ingredients I had on hand.

The most expensive part was the anchovy paste, at a whopping $2. But now I’m trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the tube of salty fish, since the recipe only calls for 1 ½ tsp. I guess I’ll just keep making more dressing, which I’m perfectly happy with.

The paste, along with the chicken, sandwich bread, bacon, lemon, parsley, lettuce, mayo, and cheese probably ran me up to the $11 mark.

Ingredients for 2:

  • 1 chicken breast, split in half
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of anchovy paste (found with canned tuna)
  • 1 tsp honey mustard
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 submarine breads
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves for two sandwiches
  • ¼ grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked to your desired crispiness

Season both sides of the chicken. On medium heat, heat the oil in a pan (one with a lid). Add the chicken. Cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook for another 2 minutes, then add the chicken stock, cover, and cook for about 4 minutes.  Remove from pan and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the tops. Allow the chicken to rest before cutting into strips.

While the chicken cooks, combine the garlic and parsley in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is as fine as it can get, remembering to scrap down the sides. Add the anchovy paste, lemon juice, mustard, and mayonnaise.  Process until smooth and perfectly combined and then refrigerate.

Toast the bread and split in half. Spread the dressing on both sides of the bread. Line the bottom side with lettuce, then the sliced chicken pieces, then bacon. Of course, add more dressing if needed.

Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 11:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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