Chicken, Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Open Sandwich

    3 hours 45 minutes

    Marinated chicken is barbecued and thinly sliced before being combined with fresh spinach, feta and sun dried tomatoes then served on a toasted slice of facaccia.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 1 1/4 cups Italian salad dressing, divided
    • 4 cups fresh spinach, torn
    • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil, diced
    • 1 (500g) loaf focaccia bread, cut into 1cm thick slices
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:3hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours45min 

    1. Place the chicken and 1 cup salad dressing in a bowl. Cover and marinate at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat the barbecue for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil the barbecue grate. Discard dressing used for marinating and cook chicken 7 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Cool and thinly slice.
    4. In a large bowl mix the cooked chicken, spinach, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and remaining dressing.
    5. Brush the focaccia bread with olive oil and cook 1 minute per side on the prepared barbecue or until lightly toasted. Place portions of the chicken mixture on the toasted focaccia to serve.

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    5+++ My guests LOVED this!! I shredded a roasted chicken from the grocery store and mixed it with Balsamic & Basil salad dressing, some baby spinach leaves and sun dried tomatoes. Spooned it on top of toasted baguette slices and sprinkled it generously with feta cheese. I am vegetarian and didn't eat it but everyone else gobbled it up, including my hubby who tried to sneak as many as possible before my girlfriends came over! I will keep this one for sure-almost everyone asked for the recipe!  -  05 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I debated reviewing this, because I changed the serving method, but it's really good, so I wanted to rate it. I wanted to make it as a main dish, so i followed the recipe, but instead of serving on toasted bread, I made it into wraps. Yummy. My husband twice commented on how good they were. I actually preferred to place a bit of chicken, tomoatoe, and cheese on a spinach leaf and roll it. Thanks for a great recipe. This healthy dish (lite Italian dressing, reduced fat cheese) will become a staple at our house for a quick and easy weeknight meal.  -  11 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Of all the recipes I've made so far (mostly from, this is clearly my dinner guests' favorite. I tear apart a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken warm from the supermarket instead of preparing the chicken in the way specified in the recipe, but otherwise follow the recipe pretty closely. Still having trouble with the toast part, though. Sometimes I just serve it on untoasted bread.  -  30 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)