Chicken and Avocado Caprese Open Faced Sandwich

Kudos to my sister who inspired me to make this sandwich.  I used the leftover Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Chicken along with fresh avocado, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella to make this delicious open faced sandwich.  My kids had friends who were spending the night and they all seemed to enjoy it and my husband and I really, REALLY loved it.  The tender chicken was delicious on top of the roasted garlic bread and I loved the texture the soft avocado gave to this sandwich.  Of course, the tomato, basil, and mozzarella topped this amazing open faced sandwich off perfectly.  I highly recommend you try this recipe!  Thanks for the inspiration Dana!!!

Prepare the Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Chicken.  Slice into thin slices.

Preheat the oven to broil.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

Lay the sliced roasted garlic bread on top of the baking sheet and place into the oven.  Cook, watching carefully, until the tops are browned.  Spread mayonnaise on top of each slice of bread followed by slices of chicken, avocado, tomato, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese.

Can you tell which one is for my daughter who doesn't care for cheese?

Place back into the oven and cook, watching carefully, until the cheese melts.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with chopped basil before serving.  Enjoy.

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Chicken and Avocado Caprese Open Faced Sandwich

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

7 slices of roasted garlic rustic bread (or bread of your choice)
Mayonnaise
2 leftover chicken breasts, sliced (see chicken recipe link above)
2 avocado, sliced thinly
2 tomatoes, sliced thinly
Fresh basil leaves, torn
Fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly

Directions:

Prepare the Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Chicken (see link above). Slice into thin slices.

Preheat the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

Lay the sliced roasted garlic bread on top of the baking sheet and place into the oven. Cook, watching carefully, until the tops are browned. Spread mayonnaise on top of each slice of bread followed by slices of chicken, avocado, tomato, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. Place back into the oven and cook, watching carefully, until the cheese melts. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with chopped basil before serving. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by my sister Dana

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22 Responses to “Chicken and Avocado Caprese Open Faced Sandwich”

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    grace — August 3, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    kudos to your sister indeed–this sounds fabulous! i’ve often thought that caprese appetizers and salads would greatly benefit by the addition of some avocado. :)

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    Kevin Haberberger — August 3, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    This is such a great idea. We are always looking for new leftover ideas and this is one we will add to our rotation! I bet I could even make it on my grill! Thanks for the delicious idea.

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    Kim in MD — August 3, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    I know I always say this, but you make the best recipes with your leftovers, Pam! What a perfect way to use the chicken. You are so creative!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — August 3, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    Oooohhh.. this does sound wonderful! And what a great way to use up any leftover chicken…. This would work well on the grill too :)

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    Mary — August 3, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    This sandwich sounds wonderful! That chicken is still making my mouth water.

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    vanillasugarblog — August 3, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    I do these kinds of melts when I don’t want to cook.
    Although you did them better than I by adding in the chicken.
    I’ve been so lazy this summer in terms of baking.
    I hope it changes lol

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    Connie — August 3, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I just love the look of the melted cheese on top. It would be totally ruined by another slice of bread, this is perfect!

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    Martha — August 3, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    sounds scrumptious and I love the colors of it. Avocados are such a pretty green!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 3, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Open-faced sandwiches are the best! And the choice of toppings here is amazing! I think I have all the ingredients on hand so I may be making this for dinner!

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    gloria — August 3, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Pam this look delicious! Love the color!

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    Joanne — August 3, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Definitely an awesome idea to use up those leftovers! What isn’t made better with cheese and avocado.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — August 3, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    Looks so yummy!

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    Blond Duck — August 3, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    You read my mind–we’re having something like this mañana! Did you read Taste of Home light and tasty?

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    Ridwan — August 4, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    I love avocado on sandwiches,mozarella cheese adding great tastedto it,,YUM !!

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    Minnie(@thelady8home) — August 4, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    I am never tired of collecting sandwitch recipes. They rove really helpful. :-D thanks ton for sharing this one. This one sounds delish!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 4, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    This is the sandwich I would love! Looks fingerlicking!

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    Diane — August 4, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Avocado is one of my favourite meals so this is perfect for me. Have a great Sunday. Diane

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    Jess @ OnSugarMountain — August 4, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    avocado in a caprese sandwich?! You, my friend, have certainly stepped it up a notch. Bravo!

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    teresa — August 4, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    oh how i’ve missed your gorgeous dishes, this looks wonderful!

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    Lia — August 6, 2012 @ 4:17 am

    I love that combination os flavours and this sandwich looks absolutely tempting!!
    Hope you have a fantastic week,
    Lia.

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    Amber Sanguinetti — August 12, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    This was soo good! My husband loved it and said he would order this at a restrauant. It’s that good.

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    Lynda — August 13, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    Colorful and delicious looking Pam-great job!

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