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Italian Style Grilled Cheese And Chicken

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Ingredients
  Fennel 1 Large, pounded
  Fennel bulb 1 1⁄2 Pound (1 Fresh Large Sized)
  Black olive 2 Tablespoon
  Olive paste 2 Tablespoon (Green Or Black)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Watercress 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Egg bread slice/Challah slice 4
  Egg bread slices/Challah 4
  Turkey chicken 4 Ounce, roasted
  Mozzarella cheese 4 Ounce, thinly sliced
  Skinless chicken/Skinless turkey 4 Ounce, roasted, sliced or diced
  Fresh mozzarella cheese 4 Ounce, diced or thinly sliced
  Eggplant 3 Tablespoon
  Sun dried tomatoes 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Caponata/Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil minced, drained 3 Tablespoon (Eggplant Puree)
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Water 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a vegetable steamer bring some water to a boil.
2. Prepare the fennel by cutting away the feathery fronds and ribs until you are left with just the bulb and trim away any brownish parts.
3. Then cut out and discard the triangular core, cut the fennel lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide strips and rinse in cold water.

MAKING
4. Place the prepared fennel in the steamer, cover, reduce the heat and cook over simmering water for 2 to 3 minutes to tenderize the fennel a bit such that the texture is softened and the flavor is tamed.
5. In a mixing bowl combine the olive paste and lemon juice.
6. Holding the bunch of watercress by the stems, rinse them under running water.
7. Patting the leaves dry cut them away from the stems optionally keeping the stems for stir-fries.
8. Once the fennel is done, remove from the steamer, pat it dry and toss it with the olive paste, lemon juice and watercress.
9. Toss again and season to taste with salt and pepper.
10. To make 2 sandwiches, layer as follows: bread, chicken, cheese, eggplant puree, then chicken again, cheese and bread.
11. To not let the meat to escape the bread, trim the meat.
12. Using your hands, press down to compress the sandwiches.
13. Brush medium-size skillet with olive oil and heat it over moderate heat.
14. In a shallow dish blend the egg and water together.
15. Dip the sandwiches in the egg to coat both sides and cook on each side until they are golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes per side.
16. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.

SERVING
17. To serve, arrange the fennel salad in the middle of a dinner plate and surround the salad with the sandwich triangles.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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