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Open Faced Chicken, Apple and Arugula Sandwich


  • 2  slices ACE Pane Rustico
  • 2 apples, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper
  • 4  cups fresh arugula or spring salad mix
  • 1  cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 strips crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 4 oz Gorganzola cheese, crumbled


  • Preheat your grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet to medium high and brush the grates with olive oil.
  • Drizzle the apples with honey.
  • Add the chicken to a bowl and toss with the olive.
  • Rub the cut sides of the Pane Rustico with olive oil. Place, cut side down on the grill and grill for about 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly charred.
  • To the grill, add the chicken, grill for 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes then thinly slice the chicken. During the same time, grill the apples for 2-3 minutes or until light char marks appear, flip and grill another 2-3 minutes.
  • To assemble, arrange the salad greens on the grilled bread, top with tomatoes, chicken, apples, bacon and cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with lemon zest. Enjoy!