Every Monday evenings, my grandmother invites family to come to her house to have dancing lessons. My mom is one of the willing participants. My cousins and I, usually go, but only witness everything as spectators. Yesterday, we decided to participate (well, ‘we’ was actually just my cousin, Maika). My cousin decided to share her cooking skills and recipes. She cooked Chicken Ciabatta and Puttanesca. I wanted to learn (since this is one of my goals for the year!), so I documented everything and surprisingly, it was really pretty easy to make.

I’ll be posting the recipe for Chicken Ciabatta today and the recipe for the Puttanesca this week. I hope that you all enjoy this! :)

Chicken Ciabatta Recipe

Ingredients: 
Chicken breast
Ciabatta bread
Spring Onions
Garlic
Vegetable Oil
Olive Oil
Basil
Mayonnaise
Tomatoes
Onions
Eggplant
Lettuce
Tomato Sauce
Mozarella Cheese
Salt
Pepper

Step 1: Defrost the Chicken breast that you will use. We used one thick slice of chicken breast per sandwich! Yum!

Defrost Chicken Breast

Step 2: Prepare the marinade for the Chicken. My cousin calls this the Herb Oil Marinade.  Prepare 2 cups of vegetable oil, 2 cloves of chopped garlic and a bowl of chopped spring onions.

Prepare marinade for the Chicken — Herb Oil

Step 3: Blend these three ingredients together and add salt and pepper.

Blend the ingredients!

Step 4: Use the marinade for the chicken. Just use a brush and try to cover the chicken substantially.

Use the marinade for the chicken

Step 5: Leave the chicken first and then prepare the ingredients for the Pesto Mayo sauce, by blending 1 cup of olive oil with basil leave and mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper.

Pesto Mayo sauce! Love it!

Step 6: Prepare the vegetables: Onions, Eggplant and Tomatoes.

Prepare the vegetables to be sauteed

Step 7: Saute the vegetables and add salt and Pepper to each type of vegetable. For the tomatoes, remember to saute it quickly and for the eggplant, remember to add oil together with the salt and pepper.

Sauté the Onions. Add salt and pepper.

Saute the Tomatoes: Quicker than sauteing onions of the eggplants. Add salt and pepper during the saute process.

Saute the eggplants. Add oil, salt and pepper.

Step 8: Fry the chicken in oil, just so until it is a little bit brown.

Step 9: Place the chicken on a baking pan and top it with the sauteed vegetables, mozzarella cheese and a little bit of tomato sauce. Bake for 5-10 minutes in medium heat.

Step 10: Slice the Ciabatta bread and heat it in a griller until the bread is a little bit toasted.

Ciabatta Bread from French Baker

Step 11: Assemble the sandwich by spreading the pesto mayo sauce. Place the chicken and vegetables topped with cheese on top, then add lettuce.

Assemble the sandwich

Viola! You have your sandwich.

Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

Pretty easy, right! I hope you enjoyed following this recipe. Watch out for our Puttanesca Recipe this week.

Love lots,

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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