Monday, 28 October 2013

Chicken, Mozzarella and Spinach Ciabatta Sandwich

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for a Chicken, Mozzarella and Spinach Ciabatta Sandwich. It's a really filling and easy idea for lunch. 


A Simple List of Ingredients:


1. Chicken Breast
2. Balsamic Vinegar
3. Olive Oil
4. Spinach
5. Salt and Pepper
6. Mozzarella Cheese
7. Red Chilli Powder
8. Ciabatta Bread
9. Garlic
10. Fresh Rosemary

Bismillah, let's begin!


First, to prepare the spinach, take two garlic cloves.



Peel ..



.. and finely chop.



Heat a few tablespoons olive oil in a pan.



Add the chopped garlic, and fry until it is fragrant.



Add 1/2 teaspoon of red chilli powder or more, depending on how spicy you like it!



Fry for 30 seconds.



Next, add a few large handfuls of washed spinach.



Cover the pan for two minutes.



Uncover the pan. The spinach should have wilted and softened.



Take 120 ml water.



Pour the water into the pan.



Season well with salt and pepper.




Stir well, and bring to the boil. Cook for a further two minutes.




Set the spinach aside.



Next, to prepare the chicken, take two chicken breasts which have been flattened until thin. You can do this by placing them into a food bag, and pounding with a heavy object.



Add two finely chopped garlic cloves to the chicken.



Add a fresh rosemary sprig which has been finely chopped. Make sure to only use the rosemary leaves.



Add two tablespoons balsamic vinegar.



Season well with salt and pepper.



Stir well to coat all the chicken. You can set aside and marinade for a few hours if you have the time, or you can cook it straight away.



To cook the chicken, I used the same pan that I had cooked the spinach in. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil.



Once the oil is hot, add the chicken breast.



Fry the chicken on both sides until golden brown.



Cover and cook the chicken on low to allow the chicken to fully cook through.



Once cooked, slice the chicken in half.



Spoon some spinach on top of each piece.



Top with mozzarella cheese.



Cover on low heat and allow the cheese to melt.



Place each chicken piece in a toasted ciabatta bun.



Slice in half, and serve immediately!

Wasalaam!

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