Chicken BLAT Sandwiches

These sandwiches are essentially BLTs cranked up a few notches and they are unbelievably good. Do yourself a favor a pack these ahead of time for a lunchtime picnic, a sunset date or a beach day. Perfect for on the go!

I stick to #WholeFoods sourdough bread for these. I love sourdough because it's made from real simple ingredients, is real real good and is sturdy enough to hold up against these yummy ingredients.

This meal is literally spelled out for you, it could not be easier to make. Simply start with toasted bread, a smear of mayo and avocado and top with chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Finish the sandwich with fresh salt and you're done!


Chicken BLAT Sandwiches

2 servings | Cook time: varies | Prep time: 5 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of grilled chicken breast (~3-4 oz each) or 6 oz rotisserie chicken

  • 2 leaves romaine lettuce (from a heart)

  • 1/2 vine ripe tomato, sliced (~100g)

  • 2-4 slices turkey bacon

  • 4 slices sourdough bread

  • 1 tbsp lite mayonnaise

  • 1/2 avocado (~2 oz)

Directions:

Note: To grill chicken ahead of time. Pound the breast to uniform thickness to tenderize and thin. Season both sides with smoked paprika, garlic powder, a little cajun seasoning and salt/pepper. Sear both sides in a cast iron skillet (~2 min/side) and transfer it to a 350F oven until internal temp of 165F.

  1. Cook the bacon according to the package. I prefer to sear mine on my flat top but baking works just as well. I use the #traderjoes peppered turkey bacon.

  2. Toast the bread in a toaster until lightly browned.

  3. Remove from toaster and smear mayo on one side. Use a fork to mash the avocado evenly on the top slice of bread. Season the avocado with salt.

  4. If using chicken breasts, it may be helpful to slice the breast in half horizontally so the breast is thinner and runs the length of the sourdough.

  5. Layer lettuce, bacon, chicken and tomato on the bottom slice and secure with the second slice or sourdough and a toothpick, if needed.

  6. Use a sharp knife to slice the sandwich in half and enjoy!

 

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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.


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