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Chicken and Roasted Pepper Sandwiches

Recipe from: Better Homes and Gardens
Servings: 4 sandwiches

¼ cup olive oil
4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 1 inch bias-cut slices Italian bread
¼ cup semisoft cheese with herbs or semisoft goat cheese, like chevre
1 cup roasted red sweet peppers, about one 7-ounce jar, cut into strips
½ cup fresh basil, watercress, or baby spinach leaves

For marinade, in a small bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, thyme, salt, and crushed red pepper. Reserve 2 tablespoons of mixture; set aside.

Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap; pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to about ½-inch thickness. Place in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Add remaining marinade; seal bag. Marinate at room temperature about 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.

Lightly grease the rack of an indoor electric grill or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place chicken on the grill rack. If using a covered grill, close the lid. Grill until chicken is no longer pink, with an internal temperature of 170°F. For a covered grill, allow 3 to 4 minutes. For an uncovered grill, allow 8 to 10 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling.

Brush cut sides of bread with reserved marinade. Place bread, cut sides down, on grill rack. If using a covered grill, close the lid. Grill until lightly toasted. For a covered grill, allow 1 to 2 minutes. For an uncovered grill, allow 2 to 4 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove bread from grill.

To serve, place a chicken breast on each grilled bread slice. Spread with cheese. Top each sandwich with sweet pepper and basil.


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