Monday, October 10, 2011

Grilled Veggie, Chicken and Goat Cheese Pesto Sandwich

I thought I had to say goodbye to summer a few weeks ago. But it seems like summer has been trying to creep back into my life. And I am going to let it. Windows are open, jackets are off and the BBQ is ON!

I felt like I didn't do enough BBQing this year, so I am glad I get one more chance to make up for it.

As I stand on my 2 x 4 foot balcony that faces a 15 story apartment building, I close my eyes and drift slowly into fantasy land where I own a house with a huge backyard with beautiful landscaping, and a pool boy who is fanning me with a palm leaf as I BBQ on my state of the art outdoor kitchen. Alas, I am disrupted and brought back to earth by the sounds of my drunken neighbours hooting and hollaring and realize 3 other groups of people are watching me from their own balcony. I can practically hear them breathing. I wish I wasn't in my pjs. Ah well... I got grilled veggies, beat that.

Grilled Veggie, Chicken and Goat Cheese Pesto Sandwich
Time: 25 mins.                 CPS: $3.14                  L of D: Undergraduate

- 1 Chicken Breast
- 1 small Zucchini
- 1 small Eggplant
- 1 Red Pepper
- 2 Tbsp of Goat Cheese (or more of course)
- 1-2 Tbsp of Pesto
- 1 Large Bun (Ciabatta, panini, italian, whatever!)
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
*Note - I obviously didn't use a whole zucchini and eggplant on one sandwich, but it seems a bit silly to grill up one slice of each, so I grilled it all and had the veggies for left overs!*

Slice the eggplant and zucchini thinly length-wise. Cut the pepper in half and lay flat. Butterfly chicken if you like - makes for a better sandwich and cooks faster. Generously drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on all veggies and chicken.

Place chicken on grill first, close lid and leave it alone. Cook for approximately 8-10 minutes and flip. Place all the veggies on the grill now and leave to get grill marks, then flip again.

At the last minute, I put my bun on the grill to get a wee bit toasted. Assemble sandwich and eat it. Maybe not outside next to your half naked drunk neighbours.

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