After making Moroccan Chicken I had some leftovers that needed to be used. As I have said in previous posts, I make that dish pretty often so I am always trying to come up with new, tasty recipes for the leftovers. I decided to try the chicken on a grilled cheese sandwich along with Manchego cheese, caramelized onions and preserved lemons. The preserved lemons and caramelized onions are sauteed together with honey so their flavors can mingle. Manchego is a Spanish cheese that has the consistency of mozzarella and has a slightly tangy flavor. I had it once at a mexican restaurant and I was looking forward to having it again. It melts great so I thought it would work nicely on a grilled cheese sandwich. This sandwich was simple to make and the flavors were so good together.
Moroccan Chicken Sandwich with Manchego Cheese and Preserved Lemons
(makes 2 sandwiches)
- 4 slices bread
- 2 cooked Moroccan Chicken legs, shredded
- 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 preserved lemon, washed, pith removed and thinly sliced
- 2 tsp honey
- olive oil
- handful of slices manchego cheese
- In a 375F oven, warm the chicken legs. Remove from the oven and shred the meat with a fork.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and preserved lemon. Add the honey and saute until the onions are soft and golden brown.
- Add the cheese on one slice of bread, then the pulled chicken, then the caramelized onion and lemon mixture.
- Grill on a panini/foreman grill or in a shallow, greased pan until the cheese has melted.