Roasted Peppers and fresh basil…YES!

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Roasted Pepper Chicken on Ciabatta

ROASTED PEPPERS

4 lg. red or yellow bell peppers
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
½ clove, garlic
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. coarse black pepper

Preheat oven to 500°. Place whole peppers on baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes,
turning at least twice while roasting peppers or until the skins are completely wrinkled and
peppers are charred. Remove from oven and quickly cover with foil. Set aside for 30 minutes.
While peppers cool, combine in a small bowl the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and
pepper. Remove stems from each pepper and cut into fourths. Remove the skins and seeds
from peppers, while retaining excess juices over bowl of oil mixture. Cover and place in
refrigerator.

OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN
3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
olive oil
kosher salt and coarse black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. Place the chicken breasts on baking sheet and rub with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked
thoroughly. Remove from oven and thinly slice.

GARLIC SPREAD
1/3 c. olive oil
½ tsp. garlic salt
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
¼ tsp. coarse black pepper

In a small bowl mix ingredients together.

6 sm. loaves ciabatta bread, horizontally sliced in half
8-10 fresh basil leaves
kosher salt
12 oz. goat cheese, softened
¼ red onion
coarse black pepper

Assemble sandwiches by brushing Garlic Spread on bottom half of ciabatta bread and top with
goat cheese. Broil for 2 minutes. Place Oven Roasted Chicken and Roasted Peppers over goat
cheese. Chop fresh basil leaves and top with thin rings of red onion. Sprinkle with salt and
pepper and finish with top half of the ciabatta bread. Serve.

Excerpt From: Michelle Huxtable. “The Gathering of Friends volume Three, Celebrations

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