I may be biased... but this just may be the best looking stack I've ever seen never mind eaten. A healthy scoop of garlic aioli smeared on fresh thin sliced ciabatta bookends layers of bacon, lettuce, tomato and grilled chicken in this unreal stack.
For me to call this the BEST EVER healthy garlic aioli you know it's that good. I first created this aioli for use on my Steak and Arugula sandwich, you can find that recipe here!
I mentioned the bread is thinly sliced. I prefer it this way so I can focus on the BLT of it all and get more of the stars in every bite. You all know I love bread so you can trust me here- get it thinly sliced. I get mine at my local farmers market but I also like Whole Foods' sliced bread options.
I got my turkey bacon at #traderjoes. I prefer the turkey bacon from there because I find it to be better quality. Sometimes the generic brands turn to pieces of cardboard and loose all the flavor and bite.
I mean is this not the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? Scroll down and make this yourself ASAP!!
Chicken BLTs with Best Ever Healthy Garlic Aioli
4 Sandwiches | Cook time: 25 minutes
Notes: This BLT is everything! There’s so much flavor in the aioli and personally I think only half a serving is needed per sandwich because it’s so flavor packed but if you’re someone who loooooves aioli go for the whole serving!
1 heart of romaine lettuce, leaved washed and halved
2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced
4 slices turkey bacon, halved
12-16 oz chicken breast
8 thinly sliced pieces of sour dough or ciabatta bread
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2-4 servings Best Ever Healthy Garlic Aioli (see below)
Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Season the skillet with nonstick olive oil spray and sea salt. Add the chicken breast(s) to the skillet, season the top side of the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Sear for 2-3 minutes, flip and season the second side with salt and pepper. Sear for another 2 minutes and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken breast(s) or until reaches internal temperature of 165F.
Remove chicken from the oven and set aside to cool.
While the chicken is cooling, prepare the sandwich.
Arrange two slices of bread per sandwich (8 slices total) on a flat surface. Brush each slice of bread generously with aioli.
Slice the chicken into thin strips. Layer romaine, tomato slices, bacon and thinly sliced chicken on one slice of bread.
Top with the second slice of bread and secure each side with a toothpick. Use a sharp knife to slice the sandwich in half.
Best Ever Healthy Garlic Aioli
4 servings | Prep time: 5 minutes
Notes: If you try one of my recipes- TRY THIS! So much healthier than usual aioli and so so delicious. Amazing on any sandwich, grilled cheese, burger, with chicken, fish or anything!
4 tsp mayo
3 oz plain greek yogurt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
For the garlic aioli, add the minced garlic and salt to a bowl and use the back of a spoon to mash it into a paste. This step can also be done using mortar and pestle, if you have that!
Add the remaining aioli ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside.
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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used. Nutrition facts provided for a sandwich with a serving of aioli, without any aioli and also the aioli separately. This is for nutrition tracking purposes if you wish to do so.