Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Marlboro Man's Second Favorite Sandwich"

A few days ago I saw The Pioneer Woman on The View. She was talking about her new cookbook and had a variety of foods from the book for the hosts to try. It reminded me that I had seen a sandwich on her blog a while ago that I wanted to try out. It was Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich...a sandwich with beef & onions, Worcestershire & Tabasco. Totally up my husband's alley. When I visited The Pioneer Woman's blog this morning to get the recipe, I came across Marlboro Man's Second Favorite Sandwich. And this particular sandwich happened to have ingredients I felt like might be a little more kid friendly. So I decided to make that one instead. Now, of course, The Pioneer Woman herself has step by step instructions along with incredible pictures of everything right on her blog. And I realize I could have just linked you to that, but what fun would that be for me? So I present to you, Marlboro Man's Second Favorite Sandwich...Lindsay style.

Here's what you'll need:
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Peppered Bacon, Cheese, Lemon Pepper, Buns, Wax paper

One more key ingredient

The first step for me at least is to thaw out the chicken. I put the soap dispenser on top so the entire package stays under the hot water and it thaws quicker.

After trimming all the fat off the chicken, place the breasts in between two pieces of wax paper.

With the flat side of a mallet, pound the chicken until it is a uniform thickness.

Coat both sides of chicken with Lemon Pepper.

The way I pound chicken, it can get a little messy. Pent up aggression, I'm taking out on the chicken, maybe? So I make sure and soak my counters in this when I'm done.
And, yes...I am completely plugging a Clorox product. Anything you guys want to send me for free now would be great. Go ahead...bring it!

Slice the bacon in half. It's actually really easy to do just straight in the package.

Oh and I forgot about one more key ingredient.

Yep, Cheerios....to keep the baby happy & content while you're frying up the bacon.

Fry the bacon.

Take the bacon out, when cooked, and drain the grease from the pan. The Pioneer Woman actually has a photo of her pouring the hot bacon grease out of the pan. Because I really didn't want to burn down our house for the reason of having the perfect Pouring-Bacon-Grease-Out-Of-A-Pan picture, I opted out of that picture. You'll just have to imagine it. Add 1 Tablespoon of the bacon grease back to the pan and heat the pan until it's pretty hot. Add the chicken. You want the chicken to sizzle when you put it in.

Cook the chicken for about 4 minutes on the first side. Until the edges are opaque & white (no longer pink). Flip the chicken over and add bacon to the top.

Add sliced cheese on top of the bacon. I used American for the girls and Cheddar for Marty & me.

Place top on pan and continue cooking chicken for at least 4 minutes on the second side and until cheese is good and melted.

Meanwhile, melt some butter.

Brush the melted butter on the buns and place in the oven on broil to toast.

Put chicken on bun and enjoy! You can add all kinds of your own twists to this recipe: Mushrooms, Grilled Onions, Condiments, Etc. Mmmm!!

The house sure smells like bacon after dinner. Good thing for these.

And more of these.

And evenings like this, so you can open all the doors.


Lacey said...

Cute. I love her. I am constantly on her blog and from about Jan-March I only cooked her meals. Frank was in heaven. Now trying to be a bit "healthier." Love that clorox and of course Maggies candles!! Cute post.

Kelli said...

I love PW's blog (and her wonderful tutorials) and I really want to buy her cookbook. Great tutorial (I love the music and the Cheerios). That sandwich looks very yummy...may have to try that. Thanks.

Kris said...

YUMMY! You sure know how to make any meal look great! Now I want to cook, wait, no, I want COLE to cook it! hehehe


Y-U-M-M-Y!!! I'm impressed, I can't believe you take the time to do all that including all the photos!! You really go the extra mile.....Miss you guys!