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Grilled Chicken Cuban Sandwich for National Sandwich Day

Today is National Sandwich Day and to celebrate, I made a Cuban sandwich with a twist: introducing, the grilled chicken Cuban sandwich. This version is the perfect way to use up leftover chicken.

My version not only contains the addition of leftover rotisserie chicken, but also contains one other twist…..

My recipe for the Chicken Cuban Sandwich contain the standard ham, pickles and Swiss cheese but I also added leftover chicken and a thin layer of Bolthouse Farm Yogurt Thousand Island dressing. I thought the thousand island dressing would compete with the other flavors but I was wrong. It was the perfect addition.

I bet you are wondering how the sandwich even came about: The story goes that John Montagu, an 18th-century English noble better known as the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, was a dedicated gambler who didn’t want to leave the game table to eat his meals. So, he told his servants to prepare his lunch meat between two pieces of bread. That is supposedly how the sandwich came to be and since November 3 is the Earl’s birthday, we came to celebrate National Sandwich Day on this day.

Chicken Cuban Sandwich
2 slices of whole grain bread
1-2 slices of no nitrite/nitrate added ham
1 slice of Swiss cheese
a few pieces of cooked chicken, sliced thin
2 pickles, Vlasic sandwich stacker
1/2 teaspoon Bolthouse Farm Yogurt Thousand Island dressing

Layer all of the items on one slice of bread and top with the remaining piece. Cook on panini press or indoor grill until the cheese is melted or you can eat it cold.

For more sandwich eye-candy and recipes, visit Food Bloggers celebrate National Sandwich Day

*Photo by twopeasandtheirpod.com

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