Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pear and Chicken Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are great because there are so many different cheeses and combinations that you can experiment with.  I recently watched an episode of "The Chew" dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches.  Michael Symon made a bacon, blue cheese, and pear grilled cheese.  I am not a fan of blue cheese but the rest of the sandwich sounded delish.  Here is my version...

Ingredients for 1 sandwich

1 grilled chicken breast
handful of spinach
2 slices of Asiago cheese
2 slices of ripe pear
1 tablespoon of room temp. butter
1/2 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
2 slices of whole wheat bread (or whatever bread you prefer)

1. Preheat your grill pan over medium heat.  In a bowl, mix together butter and Balsamic Vinegar. 

2. Butter one side of both pieces of bread with Balsamic Vinegar and butter mixture.  Lay out bread and layer with cheese, pear, chicken, and spinach. 

3.  Place sandwich on the grill.  Press sandwich down on grill (Michael Symon uses a brick to press) until bread is golden brown. Flip and continue to cook other side until golden brown.