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Chicken and Fig Ciabatta with Sweet Potato Fries

2012/07/09

After the tragic death of TV personality and Chef, Anthony Sedlak, we decided to honour his memory by posting my personal favourite dish from his show, “The Main” Enjoy!

 

Preparation time:
Cooking time:
Yield: 4

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Aioli

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 1 dash hot sauce, optional

Sandwich

  • 4 slices ciabatta bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 1 cup toasted walnut halves, (about 8 pieces)
  • 4 fresh figs, sliced in 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 slices brie, about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup arugula, washed and dried
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and each cut into 6 wedges
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch cayenne and smoked paprika
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper

 

Directions

Chicken

  1. To prepare chicken, season breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill over medium high heat until done, about 6-8 minutes. Let rest before carving into 1/2 in thick slices.

Aioli

  1. To prepare aioli, combine the egg yolk, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a medium measuring cup or tall glass.
  2. Using a hand held stick blender, gradually blend in oil in a slow stream. Buzz in the garlic, and hot sauce if using. Season with more salt and lemon juice, if necessary.

Sandwich

  1. To assemble sandwich, turn broiler on. Toast bread until light golden; rub each slice with cut side of garlic clove and season with salt. Spread aioli generously on each slice.
  2. Top each slice with chicken, walnuts and figs. Place brie on top and broil until cheese melts. Remove from oven and place on serving plates.
  3. Place a loose handful of arugula on top of melted cheese. Dress lightly with olive oil, honey if using, salt and pepper.
  4. Makes 4 open-faced sandwiches.

Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Preheat oven to 375. In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, olive oil, cayenne, smoked paprika, salt and pepper; toss well to combine.
  2. Arrange on baking tray and bake, turning over occasionally until cooked through and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  3. Toss with green onions and bake another minute. Squeeze lime juice over and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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