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Friday, January 15, 2010

Chicken Monte Cristo

Or it could also be called chicken stuffed french toast. Generally you'd associate the monte cristo sandwich with ham and turkey and cheese. I decided to switch it up and use a chicken sandwich instead. That and because I still have some leftover roast chicken. The sandwich is fairly easy to put together. Then comes the "french toast" batter.

Here's a little tidbit about the monte cristo sandwich thank to wikipedia: "The Monte Cristo is a variation of the French croque-monsieur. In the 1930s–1960s, American cookbooks had recipes for this sandwich under such names as French Sandwich, Toasted Ham Sandwich, and French Toasted Cheese Sandwich."

Since there are many variations in making this sandwich I though they not make my own version. There may already be one like this out there, but I have seen one yet. Since I already had ol' Georgie out. I thought why not use him to grill up these aweseomly delicious sandwiches. You can also use a skillet to cook these babies up.

Makes 2 sandwiches.

Chicken Monte Cristo

4 slices sourdough bread
1 cooked chicken breast (or leftover chicken)
1 small tomato - sliced
1 small ripe avocado - sliced
dijon mustard
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk

Combine well the egg and milk in a shallow dish. Set aside.

Assemble the sandwich: Spread some dijon mustard on all four slices of bread. On two slices layer the chicken, tomato and avocado. Place the other two slices on top of them.

Heat a skillet.  

Dip each sandwich on both sides in the egg batter. Carefully place them on the skillet. Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

Serve with a side of maple syrup or jam.


Miranda said...

I have been wanting to make a Monte Cristo forever, but I do not like the idea of jam in some of them.....
This looks mouthwatering!

Unknown said...

Fabulous! Love chicken and avacado together. I really want to try this one.

Tangled Noodle said...

The side of maple syrup or jam caught me by surprise. I haven't had many monte cristos or croque-monsieurs so I don't know if this is usual, but it certainly sounds delicious! I'm all about mixing sweet and savory.

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds so good with the avocado! Great sandwich fillings.

vanillasugarblog said...

now this is a sandwich. I love the ingredients. Seriously.

Bob said...

Ok, first, awesome. Second, using the foreman grill for it is really clever. Third, awesome.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a terrific sandwich, I love the avocado here! A great lunch!

Esi said...

I've never had a Monte Cristo. I need to remedy that soon.

OysterCulture said...

I have a huge weak spot for Monte Cristos and always thought they were a bit decadent with the jam addition - you just found my spot again. Need to make these soon.

teresa said...

i just happen to have some leftover chicken in the frigde, this is wonderful!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What an amazing sandwich!!! I have never made a Monte Cristo, but I'll have to change that!

Happy Weekend! :)

Christo Gonzales said...

this is one of my most favorite of all sandwiches and you did a beautiful job of it.

chow and chatter said...

yummy oh i need to use more avocado in sandwiches nice to have joined the bread making club lol

♥peachkins♥ said...

delicious! why don't I ever make it?

Reeni said...

What a great idea to make a Monte Cristo with chicken in it! My mouth is watering - I might have to make one for a midnight snack!

sophia said...

Mmm...I love, love, love monte cristo, and you made it so much more unique with that chicken and avocado!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Looks like a wonderful sandwich... I wish I had one now for dinner! Love that you added avocado :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I have a confession...I have never had a monte cristo. After reading this recipe I know I need too. It sounds so delicious!

Diana H said...

This sounds delicious - especially grilling chicken and avocado.

s said...

this looks so tempting..I havent had lunch and i could eat the monitor right now!

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