Yum-yum! Here is dinner tonight, I found this recipe a while back and thought I lost it! No worries, it’s easy and delish to make…


Leaves from 1 large bunch basil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 boned, skinned chicken breast halves, halved
4 wide slices ciabatta bread
1 heirloom tomato, cut into 4 slices


1. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Reserve 4 basil leaves. Whirl mayonnaise, remaining basil, garlic, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth.
2. Sandwich chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet until 1/4 in. thick.
3. Grill chicken, basting each side with some of mayo mixture and turning as needed, until cooked through and well browned, about 8 minutes.
4. Brush one side of bread with a little mayo mixture; grill bread on both sides.
5. Lay chicken on mayo side of bread. Top each sandwich with a tomato slice and a basil leaf and serve the remaining mayo on the side.

Lynn M. Peterson, Bishop, CA, Sunset