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Larger-Than-Life Chicken and Swiss Melt

No recipe image available.This recipe was submitted by Patricia Bode of Columbia, South Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 store-roasted rotisserie chicken, approximately 2 pounds
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
6 ounces portabello mushrooms, sliced 1/2-inch thick
3 tablespoons butter, melted
4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
1 large loaf crusty Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
8 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 large tomato, sliced
6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, slice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Remove the chicken meat from the bones and tear into bite-size pieces. Mix the chicken with the balsamic vinaigrette dressing and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Brush mushrooms with butter and place under broiler for 5 minutes. Turn them, and cover with the Swiss cheese. Return to the broiler for an additional 2 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.
  3. Spread the bottom of the loaf of bread with the Neufchatel cheese. In order, layer chicken, tomato slices, Jack cheese and Swiss-covered mushrooms. Cover with top of loaf.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.