Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Focaccia Sandwich

Focaccia is always fun to make! I'll be making it again and when I do I'll post a recipe for sure! For now, here's a yummy sandwich. Turkey is a great buy, especially when I got it. They had a sale going on for tenderloins and I could not resist purchasing them. Turkey tenderloins are about the size of a chicken breast. So if you really wanted to, you could just replace them with chicken.

Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Focaccia Sandwich

turkey breast or tenderloins*
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons dried herbs
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup chicken stock

  • In a crockpot, add the turkey breast or tenderloins. Rub with the oil, herbs and salt. Add the chicken stock and cook for 5 to 6 hours, or until the turkey pulls apart easily.
*I used tenderloins

basil mayonnaise 
turkey, pulled
bacon, cooked
tomato, sliced
red onion, sliced

  • To assemble the sandwich, toast the focaccia bread. Slice in half and spread the basil mayonnaise on each side.
  • Layer with the turkey, provolone, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Top with the other piece of focaccia and enjoy!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Roasted Chicken Breast with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Yogurt Sauce

We have a gorgeous garden right now full of tomatoes. This was perfect for using some of my cherry tomatoes. I would also point out that smoked paprika is necessary for this, it adds a nice smoky flavor to the chickpeas and tomatoes.

Roasted Chicken Breast with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Yogurt Sauce
Recipe from Bon App├ętit

4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
3/4 cup greek yogurt
4 chicken breasts with skin
1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
12 oz cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  • Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of the spiced oil mixture into small bowl; whisk in yogurt and set aside for sauce. 
  • Place chicken on large rimmed baking sheet. Rub 2 tablespoons of the spiced oil mixture over the chicken. Add the beans, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup of cilantro to the remaining spiced oil mixture; toss to coat. Pour the bean mixture around the chicken. Sprinkle everything generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cilantro. Serve with the yogurt sauce.