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Cheddar Chile Chicken Avocado Sandwich on Focaccia

Cheddar Chile Chicken Avocado Sandwich on Toasted Focaccia

I had PLANNED to eat a salad today for lunch, but then the thunderstorms came … loudly announcing their arrival then drenching the world with a sudden rush of raindrops. It was wild and refreshing, definitely needed … but chilly. So the salad I thought would be just perfect for a hot summer day didn’t quite seem like the thing to eat just now. Soup sounded more fitting, but I didn’t want to cook a pot of soup, knowing more hot summer weather is just around the bend.

Right after the thunderstorms came a burst of sunshine. The plants and trees and grass were just beaming with happiness after the rain. You can water them, and they’re okay with that, but they just revel in a good, drenching rain.

I decided on a sandwich. A nice hot sandwich with a bit of spice. If you are lucky enough to have a whole roasted green chile pepper from New Mexico on hand, that would be the perfect addition …

Cheddar Chile Chicken Avocado Sandwich on Toasted Focaccia

Cheddar Chile Chicken Avocado Sandwich on Toasted Focaccia

  • 2 oz. low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1 teaspoon green chile powder or 1 Tablespoon finely chopped roasted green chile
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Focaccia bread, sliced horizontally
  • Cooked chicken breast, sliced (or chicken or turkey sandwich meat)
  • Slices of cheddar cheese
  • Onion, sliced thin
  • Tomato slices
  • Lettuce
  • Ripe Avocado

Mix the cream cheese, mayo, green chile, onion powder and paprika. Spread this mixture lightly on the bottom of the focaccia bread, the arrange the sliced chicken to cover the bread. Cover the chicken evenly with sliced cheddar cheese, then set in the oven (or toaster oven) and bake or broil till the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Meanwhile, mash the avocado with a bit of the chile mayo spread and toast the top half of the focaccia. Spread a good thick layer of the mashed avocado on the toasted top half.

Take the bottom half of the sandwich out of the oven when it’s done and top with sliced onion, tomato, lettuce and the top half.

Enjoy immediately.

Cheddar Chile Chicken Avocado Sandwich on Toasted Focaccia

This recipe was shared at Cast Party WednesdayNewlyweds Recipe LinkyFull Plate ThursdayIt’s a Keeper ThursdayTastetastic Thursday, and Weekend Potluck.

11 responses

  1. You always make yourself the best lunches, Ann and this sandwich is no exception! It sounds fabulous!!

    June 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

    • Ann

      Thank you, Lisa. I rarely get to eat dinner with all the evening activities we have going on, so lunch is the most important meal of the day for me!

      June 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

  2. Now THAT’S what I call a sandwich, Ann! As usual, it looks yummy:)

    June 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Lauren.:)

      June 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

  3. Your photo is amazing and that sauce is making me drool. I can’t wait to try this Sandwich! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    June 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Miz Helen! and thank you so much for hosting Full Plate Thursdays:)

      June 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  4. That is one huge sumptuous mouthful. Loving the cheddar chili sauce

    June 15, 2012 at 4:12 am

    • Ann

      Thanks! It was big, but somehow I still fit it into my little mouth LOL … Very tasty sandwich:)

      June 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

  5. kat

    Oh yummy!!!

    June 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

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