If you missed my love story about focaccia, you can read it here. The love is real. So real, in fact, that my recipe makes 2 whole loaves of the magical bread. That’s stupendous if you are having guests for dinner. It might even be stupendous if you are super duper hungry and plan to eat an entire loaf in one sitting. Don’t judge, please. I can neither confirm nor deny that this may or may not have happened.
However, since it’s currently just Travis and I typically eating the focaccia recipe at our house, we usually have plenty of leftovers. Perfect for creative leftover recipes like this focaccia grilled chicken sandwich! I’d like to say that this is a totally Italian take on a chicken sandwich…But then I threw some guacamole in there and made it a bit of a mutt of a recipe. Sorry I’m not sorry about that. It’s too delicious to be sorry.
Why is this focaccia chicken sandwich a winner? The bread is salty and rich, the cheese and guac are creamy, and the chicken and veggies are fresh and delicious. Oh, and then throw some herbs/spices on there and BOOM! You have a taste explosion. In your mouth.
- 1 thick loaf of focaccia*
- 1 pound grilled chicken, sliced
- 4 thick slices of fresh mozzarella cheese (about 6-8 ounces total)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian herb blend
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 leaves of romaine lettuce
- 1 tomato, sliced
- guacamole (about 2 tablespoons per sandwich)
- Slice the focaccia loaf into quarters. Slice each quarter in half so there is a top and bottom half.
- On a parchment lined baking sheet, place the bottom halves of the focaccia topped with the grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, oregano/Italian herb blend, and red pepper flakes. Put the top halves of bread on the baking sheet next to the bottoms halves, cut side up (so they can toast).
- Broil on high until the cheese melts and the bread is lightly toasted, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add lettuce, tomato, and guacamole.
- *I used my focaccia recipe to make this sandwich.
- This is only a guide to a sandwich. Please, make it your own with this recipe as a starting point! Then share what you made in the comments!