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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich with Balsamic Reduction

If anyone was to look at my smart phone, they would know one specific thing about me - I like to cook.  Or, if nothing else, that I like food.  I find that the only apps I download are pretty much food related (oh, and at least one or two Walking Dead apps, but who's counting....).  That's not a bad thing, it's just a fact.  I can't say that I have a favorite, but since you all know my love for the grill, you can probably guess that a grilling app would rank towards the top.  When I saw this recipe for a chicken sandwich with goat cheese and balsamic reduction - uhhhmmmm... yeah, I was all over it!!

Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich with Balsamic Reduction
Adapted from Grill It - Grilling Companion iPhone app
- Serves 2 - 
Printable Recipe 
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoon pomegranate balsamic vinegar
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
olive oil
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon each salt, pepper, and Herbs de Provence (or to taste)
2-3 oz goat cheese
French or Steak rolls
Green leaf lettuce

In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring both balsamic vinegars to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer 10-20 minutes, or until the mixture becomes thickened.  Make sure to stir occasionally to stop it from burning to the bottom of the pan.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Meanwhile, rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.  Drizzle both sides of each piece with olive oil and season evenly with salt, pepper, and Herbs de Provence (if you don't have this, don't worry, use any herb you like, basil, oregano, parsley, it's up to you!).  Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Place the chicken over direct heat for 8-10 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Place 1 to 1.5 oz of goat cheese on each piece of chicken in the last 3 minutes of grilling.  It won't melt, but it will get warm, and that is what  you want.  Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for just a few minutes.  Place lettuce leaf on bottom of a toasted steak roll and top with chicken.  Drizzle balsamic reduction and top with but top.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

True confession: I am balsamically challenged. I have a couple of very expensive varieties (gifts), but I actually sort of kinda don't like it. There goes my catering career.

Pam said...

I'd be all over it too. This sandwich looks and sounds amazing Jenn!!!

Debra Hawkins said...

My husband is really nervous of goat cheese. I grew up with it, but he doesn't love it. I am going to see if I can get him to give it another chance with this!

Cranberry Morning said...

I think I'm going to make this for dinner tonight - but not into a sandwich - baking it in the oven. It sounds wonderful, Jenn!!

I need, I need! Gimme! Gimme! lol

Big Dude said...

You've sure put up some great looking sammies lately.

We Are Not Martha said...

I need to get this app and yes, this does look amazing!!


Mary Younkin said...

I love a balsamic reduction on just about anything. Truth be told, I'll take good balsamic on most meals! This sandwich sounds delicious.

Mary said...

Count me in for this one. It really sounds like something my family, especially the Silver Fox, would enjoy. You are very creative, Jenn. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Tricia Buice said...

I was just thinking about goat cheese and your chicken looks amazing! Yum.

Pam said...

I love balsamic and goat cheese so have to try this. I like those food apps too but just got 94 Seconds. It's kind of addictive!

Monet said...

I only discovered goat cheese a few years ago...and now I can't get enough of it. This sandwich LOOKS and SOUNDS heavenly. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Chris said...

Ohh, did you Dead Yourself? I did one for Trevor that was superb. Speaking of which, this chicken sandwich looks superb.