Few leftovers are as versatile as chicken – the possibilities are (nearly)endless, and if the chicken is at least moderately good, with the right toppings and other accompaniments, you can have as splendid enviable meal in less than 10 minutes. After a long day at work, what’s not to love? Don’t get us wrong, this sandwich is even better if you cook a chicken just for this purpose and make the sandwich the same day, but seriously, who does that? Why a bagel you might ask? Well bagels make for pretty darn good sandwiches. That and the fact that since we buy our bagels at Costco,, we are forced to find innovative ways to use them before they develop freezer burn:-). They defrost in 30 seconds in a microwave. Cut them while still very cold (but not frozen), and proceed directly to the sandwich making. The result, like here, is a perfectly toasted bagel that is neither to hard or soft, but just perfect after toasting.
The Ultimate Left Over Chicken Bagel Sandwich Recipe
- 1 sesame bagel
- 1 1/2 tbs chicken sauce (pan drippings from roasting chicken)
- 5 tbs chicken meat, or one large chunk
- 2 slices of mozzarella
- 2 grilled slices of yellow bell pepper
- 1 onion ring
- 2 slices of ripe pear
- 3 slices of tomato
- 1 tbs Caesar dressing
Place the mozzarella cheese on one side of the bagel and lay the roasted bell pepper on top. On the other side, spread the chicken sauce from the roasted chicken. Cover with pieces of chicken. Toast both slices in a toaster oven until the bread is golden brown, and the cheese has melted. Pour the Caesar dressing on the chicken and then place the onion rings, tomato and slices pear on top. Close the sandwich by quickly turning the mozzarella top over on top of the chicken half. Enjoy while warm.