Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Double Bird

Sometimes there's nothing like a good old grilled chicken sandwich, especially when it's topped with fresh local tomatoes. At least that's what I was in the mood for tonight. Johnnycake's softball game necessitated a quick dinner so sandwiches seemed like a logical choice.

I bought some boneless chicken thighs at the grocery store last night. I wanted to buy chicken breast but the grocery store was ransacked and they didn't have the "family packs" that we prefer. The thighs worked well because their small size pre-portioned them for sandwiches. and the dark meat had extra flavor the chicken breast often lacks. I marinated the meat quickly in Ken's Steakhouse Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing for lack of other ideas or preparation.

After we grilled the chicken outside, we topped the chicken with melted Alpine Lace reduced fat provolone cheese and turkey bacon.(hence the "double bird" name) I chose to put the sandwich on a hot dog potato roll while Johnnycakes opted for wheat bread. Both were delicious, especially with a little LTM. Unfortunately, as you can see by the photo, mine was so "overstuffed" that I had to serve it open-faced!

BTW, I recently read or heard (I can't remember which) that sandwiches are the most popular dinner in the United States. Do you think that's true?


Kelly Mahoney said...

If you include burgers and define sandwiches loosely, then I think it could be the most popular. Looks so great.

Deborah Dowd said...

I always use thighs because they are more moist and flavorful (not to mntion cheaper!)

Rachel said...

did you all know I am hosting a baltimore food blogger cocktail party? email me (coconutlimeblog@gmail.com) and I will send you an evite.

Rachel said...

ack, sorry about that last comment-I had 2 b-more blogs open and left you the wrong comment-for you I was trying to say that I wish you could make it, but maybe next time!

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

:) I wish I could be there! Thanks again!