Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola Cream Sauce


Sometimes the best dishes are the most simple.  This sandwich is simple.  I mean, really simple.  It doesn't get much easier than a grilled chicken breast seasoned with a little olive oil, salt and pepper on top of a grilled kaiser roll! 

No need for mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce, additional cheese or any dressings of any sort for this sandwich!  So please do us all a favor and put away those condiments!  All you need is a little bit of caramelized onions drenched in a Gorgonzola cream sauce...mmmm.  Pure heaven.

Actually, there really is nothing fancy about this dish other than the name and really, that's not fancy!  The words "caramelized onions" and "Gorgonzola cream sauce" may initially scare you away, but don't run too far!  I'm serious when I say that it's simple.  What's more difficult than throwing some onions in a pan with butter and letting them go until they get soft and tender and sweet.  And the cream sauce?  Piece of cake!  Pour in a little heavy cream in the pan of onions, let it thicken and add in your cheese.  Didn't I say it was simple?!

But the flavor...ooh, now let me tell you about the flavor.  There is nothing simple about that!  In fact, the depth of flavor coming from this sandwich is unbelievable.  It is so tender and sweet and creamy and really, it just melts in your mouth.  All I needed was this sandwich and nothing else.  I was speechless and when you take your first bite, you'll be left speechless as well!

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

4 Lg. Chicken breasts
Olive Oil
1 Lg. Yellow Onion, sliced
4 Tbsp. Butter
1 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Gorgonzola Cheese
4 Kaiser Rolls

Preheat grill to med-high heat.  Season chicken with a little olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Place on grill and cook for 7-8 minutes per side or until juices run clear.  Transfer to a plate and let rest.

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat.  Throw in onions and saute for about 8 minutes or until browned and tender.  Reduce heat to simmer and add in cream, stirring frequently.  Let reduce by half and thicken up, about 5 minutes.  Stir in cheese until well-combined and melted in.

Place chicken on a roll and top with onion cheese sauce.  Serve immediately.

Optional: Lightly butter the rolls and place on grill (buttered side down) for 1-2 minutes or until they become lightly crisped and warm.

Yield: 4 Servings
Source: With a Cherry on Top


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