This is one of my favorite easy “light” meals. It doesn’t involve a ton of prep and I usually have the ingredients I need for it on hand. I like to use the canned chicken breast we get at Costco for this one too. Most of the time I serve it with some sliced veggies like cucumber and carrots, or celery, and some cottage cheese or something. The recipe calls for Italian Bread, but I normally use slices of my Hawaiian bread instead. It makes about 8 slices that way rather than 10 that the recipe says.
It’s yummy… the kids like it… the Hurb like it… the dog even likes it. 😉
Easy Chicken Melts
1 Can chicken drained and flaked
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c diced green pepper (though I have used yellow or red and I like them better, any sweet pepper works great!)
1/4 c. Mayonnaise (I use Ranch Dressing)
3/4 t. Cajun seasoning (I don’t know what this is, but I use just a dash of Cayenne)
1/2 t. minced garlic
10 slices Italian bread 1/2 inch thick
2 plum tomatoes, sliced (I never use these because we rarely have fresh tomatoes on hand)
In a small bowl, combine the chicken, 1/2 c. cheese, onion, pepper, mayonnaise, seasoning and garlic. Spread over bread slices. Top each with a tomato slice; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375* for 10-12 minutes or until bread is toasted and golden brown.