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Italian Grilled Chicken with Grilled Veggie Salad

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There’s just something that when the weather turns warm, it makes me want to grill something healthy on Sunday night.  I’ve usually overindulged over weekend, so by Sunday, I’m ready to rein it in for little while.  Plus when I cook something healthy on Sunday, I have a healthy lunch ready for Monday.  I’ve always liked chicken breast with Italian dressing seasoning sprinkled on it marinading in the mix, olive oil and vinegar, but what to do when you don’t have one of those little packets…. come up with your own!

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Sunday afternoon, I took olive oil, white vinegar, oregano leaves, garlic sliced up and salt and pepper and marinated the chicken breast in it for a few hours.  When I got ready to grill, I cut up zucchini, peppers, onion, garlic add a little olive oil, salt and pepper and popped them on the grill when I put the chicken on.

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While everything was grilling up I made a dressing similar to what I saw Clinton Kelly make on the Chew.  He did a mixture of mayo, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.  I went with mayo, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and this creamy dressing was beyond good.  I’d never used mayo for a salad dressing, I always use mustard, so it was a nice change that I’ll be using a lot in the future.

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Italian Grilled Chicken with Grill Veggie Salad

1 lb. chicken breast

3 TBSP. olive oil

3 TBSP. white vinegar

1 clove garlic, sliced

1 TBSP. oregano

Combine the above ingredients in a Ziploc bag along with a little salt and pepper and marinade for 3 or 4 hours.

Before grilling the chicken, cut up

1 medium zucchini

1 onion

1 bell pepper

2 cloves of garlic

Put veggies in a foil tray or tin foil tray, sprinkle with salt, pepper and drizzle a little olive oil on them.

On a medium hot grill add your chicken and veggies.  Cook everything 10 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is done.

Dressing for the veggies

1 TBSP. Red wine vinegar

1 TBSP. lite mayo

1 clove of garlic

1 tsp. oregano

salt and pepper

Combine in a jar and shake and pour over the warm veggies when they come off the grill.

Grill Chicken Sandwiches with Honey Mustard Sauce

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Honey Mustard Sauce

Grill Chicken Sandwiches with Honey Mustard Sauce

This is a delicious grilled chicken sandwich with bacon, cheese and a honey mustard sauce that you can use on the sandwich, but add a little olive oil to and it becomes a dressing, I love a double duty use for anything!

So there’s this little place we love to go occasionally 060115 016

and they have an awesome grilled chicken sandwich topped with honey mustard, but because of life and renovations we haven’t gotten there much this summer, and going to a place like this in the winter, when it’s cold and snowy isn’t as much fun as you might think!  It’s always hard for me to believe that it can look like a tropical paradise for six months out of the year, and then go to bleak and brown for six months.

Anyway, I decide to recreate their recipe, which has grilled chicken, bacon and melted cheese, plus the honey mustard sauce, yummmmmmm…..

 

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Honey Mustard Sauce

I started out by frying the bacon first(I went for a walk after frying the bacon and left it on the counter, never do that, my husband came home before I got back and I had to fry more bacon), then I grill this chicken that I had marinated and when the chicken was almost done, I topped it with bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.  It was awesome! Because it was a sandwich, it was still a light dinner, but very hearty!

Pounding out the chicken helps with any leftover frustrations of the day and helps it cook evenly!

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Melt cheese & top with sauce, serve!

At first my husband was disappointed because we weren’t having bacon sandwiches, until he tasted these chicken sandwiches!

If you have little ones, you may scale back your sandwiches, because these sandwiches filled the hubby up

So anywayyy, I love this sandwich at our favorite lunch place, but now I can have it at home.

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Honey Mustard Sauce

Chicken Marinade found here.

Before  marinading 1 lb of chicken breast, slice the chicken breast across the top into three pieces, then pound out until flat and uniform in size, then cut each piece in half, so it fits on your roll better.

Marinate chicken 30 minutes to 2 hours.

5 to 6 slices of bacon, cut in half

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

3 to 4 Kaiser rolls

Honey Mustard Sauce:

1/4 cup spicy brown mustard

1/4 cup honey

2 TBSP Dijonnaise

2 TBSP Plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 TBSP dry Minced Onion

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

Combine sauce ingredients together and set aside.

 

Heat grill to medium, and grill chicken for 3 to 5 minutes per side, meanwhile fry bacon to desired crispiness. When chicken in almost done top with bacon and cheese, grill until cheese melts.  Put a generous dollop of Sauce on each roll and add chicken, serve!

I used two pieces of chicken for each sandwich, but you could probably get away with only one piece of chicken to make it go further.

 

This recipe is featured on Simple Suppers, over at Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog.  Thanks for the feature!