Loaded with roast chicken, olives, radishes, avocado, tomatoes and more, this open-faced toast is warmed with fresh mozzarella for a quick meal packed with flavor.
Admittedly, I am not someone who is much into cooking or seeking out recipes that can be made quickly. This is mostly because I find cooking therapeutic. I like to take my time in the kitchen and look for interesting recipes, alternative flavors, and new techniques. With that being said, since I have gotten my hands on my friend Emily’s new cookbook The Clever Cookbook, I have been really enjoying the ease of cooking quick recipes for my family. As I mentioned in here, her book is full of easy and quick recipes that are tailored towards home cooks with busy schedules. The more I cook from it the more I feel as though I have a new appreciation for meals that can be made quickly without sacrificing the flavor. And this Open-Face Chicken Caprese Sandwich is the first of many to come to your way.
The inspiration for this recipe came from a café in our neighborhood. It is mostly a bakery, but they do have a small menu with some really creative and delicious dishes. Dwight had ordered a slightly different version of this open-face sandwich and we both immediately thought that we should recreate this in our own kitchen. Don’t you love when that happens?
The one and important thing about this recipe is the bread. You want to make sure that your bread tastes really good. I recommend buying a large loaf from your local bakery. I bought mine as a whole, but next time I will have them slice it because it was a challenge to slice it in equal thickness by hand. Therefore, if you have the options have them slice it for you.
The recipe below is a spinoff of the classic Caprese salad we all love. I gave it my own twist and continued with the Mediterranean flavors by adding some olives into the recipe, mainly because I love the flavor and saltiness that they add into the dish. In addition, I added some ripened sliced avocados for creaminess and some thinly sliced radishes for some crunchiness. They not only freshen up the sandwich, but also give it a height that makes it look so appetizing. If you are vegetarian or do not have chicken on hand, feel free to omit it. It still tastes heavenly.Print
Aysegul is the cook, writer, and photographer behind foolproofliving.com. She spends her days creating recipes from seasonal ingredients on a small island in the Caribbean. Other than cooking and baking, her biggest passion in life is photography. She also is a firm believer that if you know how to read, you know how to cook.