Chicken, Avocado, and Cheddar Melts

Chicken, Avocado, and Cheddar Melts
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Looking for comfort food that’s quick and easy to make? Whip up these chicken, avocado and cheddar melts which are ready-to-eat in 10 minutes.

“The ingredients are pantry staples, so there’s usually no need to run to the store to enjoy this quick and delicious sandwich,” says Safeway Safeway Executive Chef Jeff Anderson. “And I prefer a cold avocado on a hot sandwich, so I save the avocado for last when making this recipe and add a squeeze of fresh lime juice.”

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4
Servings
305
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Artisan Como or Pugliese Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 Pounds cooked chicken, thinly sliced
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 12 equal wedges
  • 1 1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven broiler to high. Place bread on a cutting board. Cut about 1 1/2 inches off each end of the loaf; save for another use. Cut remaining loaf in half crosswise. Cut each half horizontally in half again to make 4 equal pieces.

Place bread, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Mix together butter and garlic; brush evenly over cut sides of bread. Broil bread 4 inches from heat just until it is very lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove from oven.

Top each piece of bread with equal amounts of chicken and then avocado slices. Sprinkle each equally with cheese. Return to oven and broil until sandwiches are hot and cheese is browned and bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
122µg
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
364mg
36%
Choline, total
108mg
25%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
791mg
100%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
786mg
52%
Water
90g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.