Friday, January 24, 2014

Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli for #SwissWeek

Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli for #SwissWeek
Here we are, the final recipe of #SwissWeek with Lorraine cheese!
(you should totally check out the crostini and healthified dip I've already shared)

It's a party, so we've gotta have a sandwich, amiright?
Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli for #SwissWeek
Sandwiches always make me think of my brother, Josh, (and countless other boys) demanding "Woman, make me a sammich!" Michael stopped doing this because...well...I would go to make him a sandwich. Apparently this took all the fun out of it.

But this was a time no one needed to tell me to make a "sammich". I just did it. And it is good! And a lot of that is attributed to that gorgeous melty Swiss you see up there (AKA the best Swiss I've ever tasted!) It's absolutely PERFECT for sandwiches. I've been using it for all of the sammies I've been making Michael for his lunch as of late. But this sandwich...is SO much more than those little things I throw together usually.

This is like...a serious sandwich.
Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli for #SwissWeek
I intended to make the hoagie myself, from scratch. But...well...I got busy. So I bought hoagie bread. But feel free to do whatever appeals to you! And then I made a fantastic roasted garlic aioli, which has just the right punch of garlic flavor. And I made one of my fave, easy, chicken recipes: it tastes like fried chicken but it's baked! Hooray! And then, obv. Lorraine Swiss and some lovely arugula to add some pretty green. Viola! Sandwich! I really enjoyed this sandwich, and I think Michael might have liked it even more. We were both happily munching away for awhile.

So do yourself a favor. Endear yourself to others and bring some of these sammies to your next party (or, if you're hosting, set them out). You're gonna get yourself a WHOLE BUNCH of new best friends.

And for more Swiss goodness, check out Lorraine Cheese's facebook page and pinterest!


Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Author: Kayle, "The Cooking Actress"

Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli for #SwissWeek
Makes 1 sandwich
Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic, roasted
  • 3-4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 hoagie
  • 1-2 pieces oven fried chicken (click link for recipe)
  • 1.5 oz (1 and 1/2 slices) Swiss cheese
  • Arugula, to taste
Preparation:
  • Prepare chicken recipe according to the instructions here. Let cool a bit and then cut into thin slices.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. 
  • Take 1 clove of garlic, cut off the tip of it, and place on the foil. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil. Wrap foil up and around the garlic clove. Bake 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool.
  • Squeeze roasted garlic and smash it up, mix with mayonnaise to create a garlic aioli.
  • Slice a hoagie in half and place cut sides down on a baking sheet. Place in a 400 degree oven for about 7 minutes, until lightly toasted.
  • Smear a thin layer of the garlic aioli on each slice of bread. Layer chicken slices on 1 side. 
  • Layer cheese over the chicken.
  • Place in the still hot (from toasting the bread) oven until the cheese has melted.
  • Play a fine layer of arugula on top of the melted cheese.
  • Put the empty sandwich half on top of the other. Cut in half and serve!
Chicken and Swiss Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Aioli for #SwissWeek

Disclaimer: I was provided with product from Saputo Specialty Cheese to try but was under no obligation to review, or write a positive review if I so chose. All opinions are, as always, my own.
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