Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pittsburgh Style Spicy Chicken Sandwiches

 all photos courtesy of Jenn

We have something special and delicious today in honor of that Steeler win last night!

In case you haven't had the pleasure of eating some of Pittsburgh's finest foods - i.e., sandwiches and salads topped with french fries, you're in for a treat today!  Give this tasty sandwich a whirl ... I swear the coleslaw is as close to authentic as possible ... and feel free to sub in frozen french fries if you don't want do to all the work of making your own!


Pittsburgh Style Spicy Chicken Sandwiches
makes 4 sandwiches

slaw:
1 small head of cabbage, very thinly shredded
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

chicken:
2 large chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise and pounded thin 
(you should have 4 pieces of chicken breast pounded)
salt and pepper
cajun seasoning

french fries:
2 large russet potatoes, sliced into sticks
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

sandwich construction:
8 slices italian bread
4 slices provolone cheese
tomato slices

For slaw - combine all ingredients and let marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour
For chicken  - season chicken with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning - grill chicken until done and set aside
For french fries - soak cut potatoes in a large bowl of salted water for 1 hour (this helps them get crispy in the oven). Drain fries and dry with paper towel.  Preheat oven to 425.  Spread fries out on cookie sheet and bake until golden, about 25 minutes.  Salt and pepper as desired.
To make sandwich - lay out bread slices, top with chicken, cheese, tomato, slaw and fries.  Add top of bread slice.  This particular sandwich pairs well with hot sauce!






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