Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Tomato on Rye

4
Total Time
33 min
Prep
9 min
Cook
24 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This sandwich has a deep, sweet flavor from caramelized onion and a lovely tang from sour cream. It makes a perfect supper with a bowl of soup.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, thinly sliced

fresh thyme

½ tsp, fresh, leaves

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

½ pound(s), 2 (1/4 pound) halves

reduced-fat sour cream

4 tsp

rye bread

4 slice(s), or pumpernickel bread

fresh tomato(es)

4 slice(s), ripe

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion turns deep golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  2. Put the same skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on the outside and cooked through, 12–14 minutes.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon of the sour cream on each slice of bread. Divide the onion between 2 of the bread slices, top with the tomato and warm chicken, then top each with a slice of the remaining bread. Cut each sandwich in half and serve while warm. Yields 1/2 sandwich per serving.

Notes

Be sure to give the onion its full 10 minutes of cooking so it has time to mellow its flavor.Consider making a double batch of the onions; in a few days, you’ll be able to make more of these sandwiches very quickly. Also, to save time you might get two nonstick skillets going at the same time—one for the onion and one for the chicken.

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