I know it has been quite awhile since I've done one of these, and I apologize... things were a bit crazy around the station, but all is calm now!
I have a confession. I LOVE, LOVE, L-O-V-E, LOVE the grilled cheese sandwich. It is one way I judge a diner or restaurant... by the quality of the sandwich! I'm perfectly happy with some good bread and some nice cheddar or even actual REAL American Cheese... not that shrink-wrapped stuff, but the stuff you get sliced at the deli counter... but sometimes I need something a little different. This recipe isn't one of my creations, but it is SO GOOD! I'm tellin' you... you've got to try it!
Spicy Peanut Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka The Chicken Satay Melt)
A chicken satay inspired grilled cheese sandwich with Thai style spicy peanut sauceand plenty of melted cheese.
Servings: makes 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
2 slices bread
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and room temperature
1/4 cup chicken satay or plain chicken, shredded and warm
2 tablespoons spicy peanut sauce
1 tablespoon cilantro, torn
sriracha hot sauce to taste
Warm a pan over medium heat.
Butter one side of each slice of bread, place one slice in the pan buttered side down, sprinkle on half of the cheese, then top with the chicken, spicy peanut sauce, cilantro, sriracha and the remaining cheese followed by the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.
Cook until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
(Courtesy of Closet Cooking... one of my favorite recipe sites! Note that the original recipe linked here includes avocado. I ommitted this because I don't enjoy it... take up too much room from the cheese! :))
My mouth is watering just thinking about this thing! I hope you enjoy this twist on the Grilled Cheese!