Can a girl get hells yeah on that melty gooey cheesiness?
One thing I have never done that I would like to kick off the bucket list is hard core tailgating. Hell, 'hardcore'? I've never even tailgated at all. But it does look like my kind of gig. Tons of people, tons of food and a friendly atmosphere. Yeah, I could feed me some strangers.
My father is one of those guys who would be great at it and draw a crowd from miles around if he ever brought his little Webber to the park and set up. He has one of those contagious personalities. People can't help but laugh when he is around. And he may be able to cook every now and then, though not as good as me. 😉 Now that I think of it, I may just have to kidnap him and find a sport to start getting into, or at least a few crowded parking lots.
Chicken, Bacon, and Cheddar Sandwiches
from BHG Special Interest Tailgating
- 3 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts
- ¼ teas garlic salt
- ¼ teas ground black pepper
- 1 small red onion, cut into ¼ inch slices
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 9 slices thick cut bacon
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbs coarse ground mustard
- 2 12 inch loaves, baguette style French bread
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
Preheat grill to medium heat. Clean and oil grill grate.
Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Brush both sides of the onion slices with oil. Grill chicken and onion slices 12-15 minutes flipping halfway through until chicken is cooked through and onion is tender and lightly charred. Remove from grill, cover the chicken and onion rings on separate dishes and let rest.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking pan with aluminium foil and a wire grate. Arrange bacon on grate and cook until crispy, about 16-20 minutes. Carefully remove bacon and lay on a paper towel lined plate. Using caution, dispose of bacon grease or save for later to fry something in. I don't judge.
In a small bowl combine mayo and mustard. Cut both loaves in half and hollow out the inside of each, leaving only a thin shell of bread and crust. Spread the insides of the loaves with mayo mixture. Slice the chicken thinly and separate the onion rings. Layer the chicken, onion rings, bacon and cheddar on each loaf. Replace tops and press down gently. Wrap each sandwich in aluminium foil and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, reheat the sandwiches on a grill over medium heat about 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes. Remove foil, secure with toothpicks and cut each sandwiches into 4 portions.
These look delicious! I'm having this myself today too, though instead of cheddar I picked up some amazing brie that should go really well melted over the chicken and bacon.
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says
Oh, you so definitely need to do a hardcore tailgate. I did it at a NASCAR race in Charlotte once. We were there until after 3am and it was a blast. Yeah, we had the little Weber and fed a crowed. Definitely make this sandwich. You'll have crowds three to four deep trying to get some.
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I've never done any kind of tailgating. Ever. But I could totally get behind this sandwich.
Anita at Hungry Couple says
I've never tailgated either but I'd show up for these. 🙂
Mmm, lookit the melted cheese! This isn't just great for tail gating. It's great for lunch or dinner too! =)
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Definitely a hells yea for that cheesy goodness!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
I have never tail gated. Is that a verb? Anyway- I HAVE had awesomeness in sandwich form before. Now I am craving cheese. And bacon. And bread.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
OH my MOUTH is drooling. I need this!!
Kim Bee says
Holy amazeballs. I love this so much. Please invite me to dinner.
Vicki @ WITK says
Tailgating always sounds like so much fun. Sitting around eating food all day? Sign me up!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
I have never done tailgating. But if I did, I would make these for sure!
Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden says
I hate you! You make me so hungry with this yummy sandwich and my lunch time is for 3 hours :).
Christina @ This Woman Cooks! says
I've never tailgated either and I live in a college town with football crazed maniacs. 🙂 This sandwich looks sooo good I think I'm making it for lunch today, tailgating or not!