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…..my 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.
I wandered the farmers market and produce aisles for inspiration and came home with this….
Here is what you will need:
Chicken –Boneless pieces
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Seasoned Salt
Orange or Yellow Pepper
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:
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.