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Easy Chicken Melts Recipe

Easy Chicken Melts Recipe

“These cheesy, Cajun-flavored sandwiches are toasty and delicious right out of the oven. When I have leftover baked chicken breasts, I cut them up and use instead of the canned chicken,” says Jessi Holland of Pensacola, Florida.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (9-3/4 ounces) chunk white chicken, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 10 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the chicken, 1/2 cup cheese, onion, green pepper, mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning and garlic. Spread over bread slices. Top each with a tomato slice; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bread is toasted and golden brown. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 open-faced sandwiches equals 349 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 784 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.