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Athenian Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

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Mozzarella and feta cheese make one delicious duo in this upscale grilled cheese that also features tender chicken and fresh herb flavor. —Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 8 slices olive or Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 605 calories, 36 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, mint, oregano and capers. Spread four bread slices with half of the cheese mixture. Layer with chicken and remaining cheese mixture. Brush outsides of sandwiches with remaining oil.
  3. On a griddle, toast sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Athenian Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p234

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 605 calories, 36 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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