Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chicken Avocado BLT Sandwich

We went for a picnic today, so I prepared a huge and tasty sandwich. We got to listen to classical music, LittleGrouch had a blast running around and blowing bubbles for and to everyone. Just a great summer day.

P.S. I recently joined "Your Best Recipe", organized by Nancy over at Spicie Foodie. It's a compilation of food bloggers' best recipes from the previous month. Everyone is welcome to join.

8-9 slices of bacon, halved
4-5 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
salt and black pepper
1 baguette, halved horizontally
low-fat mayonnaise
5-6 leaves Boston lettuce (or other)
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1/2 - 3/4 avocado, sliced

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon in badges until crisp and browned. Let drain on paper towels. Meanwhile, pound the chicken to about 1/8 inch thick. Pour all but 1-2 tsp bacon fat out of the pan. Cook chicken over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and let cool. Generously season with salt and pepper from both sides. To assemble sandwich, spread baguette with mayonnaise. Place lettuce on bottom half of bread, the top with tomatoes, chicken, bacon, and avocado. Place top half of bread onto avocado layer. Carefully, and with a sharp bread knive, cut baguette into 4-6 pieces.


  1. Hi, this looks yummy! And giant ;) Love the look of your blog!

  2. Forget Subway's hoagies. Your looks a hundred time better, and healthier. Love the ingredients added, especially the avocado slices!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog:DDD

  3. What a great idea--to make one sandwich out of a baguette! I'm totally making this for our next picnic! :-)

  4. What an awesome sandwich! I have been obsessed with avocado lately and as soon as I saw this I knew I'd have to make it! :D Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome Sandwich!!!! Bacon, chicken, and avocado go so well together. I want to come to your picnic!

  6. The sandwich looks delicious - I love avocado on pretty much anything! Good Luck with Your Best Recipe...

  7. Your sandwich looks delicious! :D

  8. That is one big amazing looking sandwich.

    Cook Lisa Cook