The other day I had the Food Network on in the background and the Ina Garten was making a roasted pepper and goat cheese sandwich . The sandwich sounded tasty! I really like both roasted red peppers and goat cheese. I decided to take the base idea of a sandwich with roasted red peppers and goat cheese and go from there. I thought that grilled chicken would go really well in the sandwich. I also thought that the sandwich still needed some more flavour and a bit of moisture. Then a great idea hit me. How about balsamic glazed chicken? The reduced balsamic sauce would add lots of flavour to the sandwich and any extra sauce would be soaked up by the bun. The sandwich still needed a bit of green and I though that fresh basil leaves would be the perfect fit. As for the bread, I went with my favorite sandwich bread, ciabatta, which I toasted lightly so that is was slightly crunchy and nice and warm. The balsamic glazed chicken sandwich with roasted red peppers and goat cheese turned out to be really tasty!
Balsamic Glazed Chicken Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 chicken breast
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 slices of bread or 1 bun cut in half (toasted if desired)
- 1 roasted red pepper
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/2 ounce goat cheese
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the chicken breast and cook for about 6 minutes on each side.
- Remove the chicken and set aside.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and deglaze the pan.
- Add the chicken and simmer until the sauce reduces turning the chicken occasionally to coat.
- Place the chicken on the bottom slice of bread/bun and pour the remaining glaze onto it. Add the roasted red pepper, basil leaves and goats cheese.
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javagirlkt's cookin' says
Sounds really, really tasty and easy!
Ina Garten is great, I’m jealous of her friends who get to come over and eat all the time…..
Sandwiches in general are fantastic–but this looks like a cut above! Mm.
I want that sandwich. The ciabatta looks heavenly.
Ina really knows her stuff, and so do you.
I made a pizza the other night with goat cheese and roasted red peppers. I don’t know; I didn’t like it on a pizza, but a sandwich would be really good.
That picture makes me hungry!
That’s my kind of sandwich. Looks yummy.
Proud Italian Cook says
Kevin, Nice sandwich! Who can resist those great ingredients! I love ciabatta too, good choice!
Is there something between ciabatta and balsamic? I just love dipping the bread in balsamic + olive oil. Your sandwich combi can only be good!
a very glamorous sandwich. looks very filling,too.
Amanda at Little Foodies says
I wish we had all of those ingredients in the house. I want that sandwich for lunch now!
The roast rib of beef looked superb too!
What a gorgeous sandwich!
Peter M says
That’s a hearty sangwich…the chicken looks crispy.
Oh my!!!! Kevin I really love this sandwich, is wonderful!!!mmmm You make me suffer because I don’t lunch yet!!!! so nice xx Gloria
I haven’t had much of an appetite the past couple days as I’ve been sick, but this sandwich has me craving it! Looks awesome!
what a great idea! this looks so good, please pass me one! 🙂
Terry B says
This sounds excellent, with the tang of the balsamic glaze balancing the richness of the cheese! For something slightly different, I would be tempted to substitute a handful of arugula for the basil leaves, for its nice peppery kick.
Beth G. says
that loos amazing!!YUM!!!
Bellini Valli says
It certainly does sound really tasty Kevin. It’s a winner and I’ll have to give it a try!
Your sandwich looks really good – and I’ve always had a soft spot for Ina Garten. Her recipes usually turn out well.
Looks good – I’m going to give it a try!
This sandwich looks excellent. I’m always inspired by watching the Food Network. I literally have it on all day on Saturdays as I cook and clean. And that bread you used is perfection. I wish I could pick it right off my screen and eat it!
Hallie Fae says
WOW, this looks amazing. I have to try this recipe, it also looks really simple too. This is my first time looking through this site, and I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before.
I just wanted to let you know that I had my parents over for lunch today and I made this sandwich. It was so absolutely delicious! My parents loved it and my mother left with the recipe. Thanks so much!
I just made this sandiwch for dinner – but substituted fresh arugula for basil and added finely shopped chives to the goats cheese.
also – you’re totlaly right about raisting the peppers yourself. i tried that for the first time, and it was well worht the bit of extra effort.
The chicken on that sandwich looks very tasty.
Libby Murphy says
What a stack of great flavors. Balsamic anything is divine, especially mushrooms.