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Grilled Cheese Chicken Sandwich

Have you ever tried out a new recipe with so much excitement but it turned out way below average? That happens to me too sometimes. I was so excited to make some crunchy drumsticks sometime back but they were not as good as I anticipated. My first and most honest critics, my family ,thought they really could have tasted better. And I agreed. Even though they looked really good, they were grossly under-seasoned. I could not bring myself to post a recipe that I myself don’t stand confidently by. Quality of content trumps quantity of content any day.

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So the next day, I decided to use the left overs from the remaining drumsticks and make something else. I decided to make grilled cheese chicken sandwich which was so indulgent and so so sooo perfect. This brought back my confidence after that no-so-good drumstick kitchen experience. And this was one of the tastiest recreation of left overs I have made to date!

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I encourage you too to try new things. You will fail…numerous times, just as I do. But do not run away from the kitchen forever. Β Take it as a learning experience and up your game each time. You will become even better as a result πŸ™‚

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES Β  Β  COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES Β  Β  Β  SERVES: 2

My fantastic grilled cheese chicken sandwich ingredients

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1/2 a tomato, sliced

1/2 red onion, finely diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 green bell pepper

1 tablespoon of black pepper

Cheddar cheese

4 slices of bread

2 large drumsticks (left overs)

Method

Remove the crust from the chicken and using a fork, strip the flesh off the chicken by scrapping it off. If your chicken does not have a crust, just begin by scraping it off.

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Heat come vegetable oil in a pan and add the chicken strips together with the black pepper. Allow them to stay on the heat for about 5 minutes or until they develop a deeper brown color. This is an important sten since it enhances the flavor. Remove from the heat and set aside.

fryingchicken shreds before incorporating them into the grilled cheese sandwich gies them more intense flavor

In the same pan, fry your onions and green bell peppers until they have softened. This will take 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

green bell pepper and red onion saute adds a pleasant crunch to the chicken grilled cheese sandwich

Put your bread on a grill with some cheese on top. Add the chicken. Once the cheese starts melting, and more on top of the chicken followed by the peppers and onion, lastly, the fresh tomatoes. Top this with the top piece of bread then dig in!

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adding slightly sauted bell peppers add more texture to the chicken grilled cheese sandwich and the raw tomato adds some freshness.

Too easy right???!

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SHORT CUT

If you do not have a grill, you can just assemble the sandwich as instructed. ie { bread-cheese-chicken-cheese-peppers-tomato-bread}. Then, put this in the microwave for about 30 seconds. This will melt the cheese into gooey deliciousness. But if you use this method, you have to ensure still that the chicken has been recooked and the peppers and onions too. I use this method a lot of the time when I just feel lazy. We all love short cuts! πŸ™‚

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This grilled cheese chicken sandwich is the ultimate snack. This should always be your go to when you just feel like letting loose and indulging in something juicy, cheesy and meaty.

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Have you ever tried a recipe and it did not quite turn out as expected? How did you handle it or wish you could have handled it? I would love to know about your not-so-good kitchen experiences in the comments.

XOX


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6 Comments

  1. I always feel so happy when I come here. Happy and hungry

    • kaluhiskitchen

      May 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      LOL! Hope you plan to satisfy that hunger with one of my recipes.. then you will end up happy and full… but still yearning for more πŸ˜€

  2. I always love your cooking!!!!!!!!I really want to eat one of these right now πŸ™‚ Once i have time i will start preparing one. πŸ˜€

    • kaluhiskitchen

      May 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Hey Karen,
      I am flattered by the compliment. Thank you so much. I do encourage you to give this a try, they are sooooooo goodx10

  3. Its lunch time now…..I want this now! πŸ™‚ So glad I came to your blog πŸ™‚

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