The Ultimate Sandwich!

I admit it, I am not a very good “homemaker”.  I love my kids more then life itself, but I don’t dance around the house while I clean, I’m not great at laundry, and when it comes to cooking… skills are mediocre at best.  I do however consider myself to be quite the “domestic goddess”.  I have mastered the five minute tidy, have taught my Hubby how to do his own laundry and when put under pressure I can pull off a fabulous dinner party! 

When it comes to everyday diners and lunches we seem to have fallen into a fairly boring and predictable routine.  BBQ, Mexican, pasta or take-out.  Yawn. In the summer I do my very best not to turn on the kitchen heater  oven. 

Then into my life comes the Black & Decker Home Countertop Convection Oven and the Ultimate Sandwich challenge by Mom Central to save the day.  A challenge to create the most Ultimate Sandwich that ever was?  I took one look at this pretty little counter top appliance from Black & Decker and decided to go for it.  This little baby can bake, broil, toast and keep foods warm all without heating up my kitchen.  Simply fabulous. 

BD1 (this picture doesn’t begin to show how pretty it really is!)

I wandered the farmers market and produce aisles for inspiration and came home with this….

IMG_6210Here my friends is a recipe for the Sassy Sandwich that when you finish, will have you dreaming about the next one. 

Here is what you will need:

Chicken –Boneless pieces

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Seasoned Salt

Havarti Cheese


Orange or Yellow Pepper

Romaine Lettuce



Butter or Margarine

Fresh Multi Grain Italian Bread

*Pre-heat your Black & Decker Home Countertop Convection Oven to 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

*Wash and lightly season desired number of boneless chicken pieces with a generous sprinkling of salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic powder and seasoned salt. 

*Place the prepared chicken on the baking tray with a little bit of olive oil, and top with a few slices of white onion.

*If you have chosen Boneless Breast Filets bake for 20 minutes. If you have full chicken breasts bake for closer to 45 minutes. I prefer the filets.  So easy!

*While the chicken is cooking blacken those peppers! For each sandwich you are creating you will want about 3 generous slices/chunks of pepper.  Either on a grill or in a frying pan with butter, fry until sides are just beginning to blacken.  Adds some colour, sweet flavour and crunch!

*When your chicken is cooked, remove from oven with oven mitts!  It’s hot.

*Slice two thick slices of Multi Grain Italian Bread or Italian Bread.  (you want to buy your bread unsliced so you can make it nice and thick!)


*Butter that bread.  Mmmm Butter. 

*Top with your cooked chicken. (again, if you opted for the full breast, you will want to slice it thinly before stacking)

*Top the chicken with a slice of Havarti Cheese.

*Put the bread with chicken and cheese back into the oven on toast for between 5-7 minutes until the cheese is nice and melty and all those flavours start to meld. 

*After allotted time carefully pull out of the Convection Oven using a spatula and oven mitts. 

*Begin layering.  On top of the chicken you will add the remaining ingredients:  Grilled Peppers, Slices of Tomatoes, Slices of Avocado, and Romaine Lettuce.  Don’t be shy, be adventurous and stack that sandwich high.  Why? 

So it will look something like this:








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Juicy scrumptious goodness.  Cut in half and enjoy:)  IMG_6238

I created this post as part of the Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich contest as part of a Mom Central Canada program.  I received a toaster and gift card to cover the costs of my sandwich creation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Now THAT is the ultimate sandwich!

  2. oh yum!
    it looks great!!

  3. I’d eat that!

  4. Yummy 🙂

  5. Yeah well, if you read my blog you’d be out of the kitchen in no time. Ahem, are you just stopping by for the laughs?

  6. Thanks for sharing – what a divine looking sandwich! So fresh and colorful! I think you may be Martha Stewart in disguise… just sayin’!

  7. That looks like something that bears repeating again and again!

    So, so, so great to meet you, but I would have loved to spend some time chatting it up!

  8. yum yum! The Havarti cheese part sounds delish.

  9. i love sandwiches! i could eat them every day 🙂

  10. Yummy!!

  11. mmm….this sounds wonderful! we have a sandwich maker i love trying to stuff new things into sandwiches…

  12. I am a sandwich lover. Give me a good sandwich over any other food in all of creation and I am happy. And your sandwhich looks divine! I totally cracked up about buttering the bread. Have you seen the Simpsons episode where Homer tells Bart to butter his bacon? Hilarious.

  13. Oh and I forgot to mention- thanks for stopping by my blog! I feel honored to have such a big-time blogger who gets swag to critique on her blog. 🙂

  14. Oh girly girl! YUM! I would totally like one. But I am really not into cooking so could you make one for me and email me when it is ready 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Oh girly girl! YUM! I would totally like one. But I am really not into cooking so could you make one for me and email me when it is ready 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  16. That looks AmAzing!!!!!

  17. This is reminding me to check on a different counter-top meal – crockpot tacos!

    They turned out good the first time, and this time I added some different flavors.

  18. be by for one… yummy…

  19. That is definitely my kind of sandwich!

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