Never heard of such a thing? Me either, but boy was this one a winner! You can tell I live in a house full of boys when a sandwich gets 5 stars! Not that everybody doesn’t like a good sandwich :) But being a girl my idea of comfort food is something more like the Sweet Chicken Rio we had the other day, whereas the boys’ idea of comfort food was most definitely this sandwich.
Chicken Alfredo Sandwich
The original recipe called for homemade dough. I’m not that kind of girl, to be honest. So instead I bought some dough. It was a pain in the rear to say the least, but I feel confident that if I were to try again with another type or brand it would be more user-friendly. Teh good news is that even though I fought with the dough I bought, it still came out pretty near perfect and I had nothing to really complain about. I’ll include the dough recipe at the end of this post for those who are that kind of cook/baker :)
3 cooked chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
1 jar Newman’s Own Alfredo sauce
2 cups shredded Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese
1 egg white whisked until frothy
1 tsp. each of garlic powder, oregano & basil, pinched and mixed together
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1. Cut dough into 6 equal parts and let rest for 5 minutes (if made from scratch) on a sprayed cookie sheet.
2. Spread each piece of dough into a rectangle.
3. Spoon 1/4 cup Alfredo sauce onto each piece of dough, leaving about 1 inch around the edges uncovered.
4. Layer some chicken and about 1/3 cheese over the sauce.
5. Roll the dough up and over the filling. Press the edges under and place seam side down on baking sheet. Be sure there is no sauce peeking out anywhere.
6. Whisk the egg until frothy and brush it over the top of the dough.
7. Pinch and sprinkle the herbs on top.
8. Cook at 400* for 10 mins.
9. Turn the oven down to 350* and cook for 5 minutes more.
10. Let the loaves sit for about 5 mins, then serve.
I served this with some green beans and a lovely garlic herb risotto that I added the remaining alfredo sauce to, just to tie the meal together.
1 T. shortening
2 T. sugar
1 T. salt
1 cup hot boiling water
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup lukewarm water
1 T. yeast
4-5 cups flour
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1. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water.
2. In a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl) mash the sugar, salt and shortening together with a fork. Make sure it is well incorporated.
3. Pour the (very) hot water over the shortening mixture. Then pour the cold water over it. Finally, add the lukewarm water with the yeast in.
4. Add the flour 1 cup at a time, while mixing. You will know you have enough flour when the dough scrapes the sides of the bowl clean. Make sure you have enough flour – don’t let the dough be too sticky.
5. Once you have enough flour, let it mix for about 8 minutes. The dough should have a nice elasticity to it.
*This recipe came from Jamie Cooks It Up! Click on her button on the right side of my blogroll to see all her amazing recipes.