Back in my troubled eating days, I just loved to eat at Corner Bakery. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this chain bakery, it’s a casual place where you can grab a sandwich or pasta while enjoying some free wifi. It’s reasonably priced and never really packed so you can relax and stay as long as you want .. while carb-loading of course! One of my absolute favorite things to eat at Corner Bakery was their Green Chile & Chicken Panini. Crispy bread, tender chicken, flavorful green chiles, melty cheese — it was a whole lot of wonderful! So, like many other things on the Dukan Diet, if I wanted it enough, I knew I could make it happen. And, well, I wanted it pretty darn bad so here we are..
First, make the Savory Dukan Bread recipe found here. (note: cut bread into two slices)
2 slices Savory Dukan Bread
1 chicken breast
1/2 can whole green chiles
2 tbs low fat mayo
low fat mozzarella/parmesan mix
salt & pepper
Preheat grill on medium-high heat
Filet chicken through the center to create two thin slices of chicken.
Season chicken with salt and pepper and grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side or 4 minutes in the George Foreman Grill.
Spread low fat mayo on Dukan bread slices. Spray opposing sides of bread with cooking spray.
Pat green chiles down with a paper towel to dry.
Stack on chicken breasts, 2 whole green chiles, and cheese between bread slices.
Place sandwich in a panini press or George Foreman Grill for 1 minute.
For as long as people have been Dukan dieting, I’m sure, people have been trying to find innovative ways to eat bread and still adhere to the rules of the Dukan Diet. I have found a hand full of great recipes that are testaments to this. A great example would be Silvia’s Soft Buns recipe that contains a mixture of cream cheese & fluffy egg-whites. This recipe is delicious! However, it takes a bit of time & energy to prepare. Another example would be from the previously posted french toast recipe; a solid & quick recipe for breakfast or to satisfy your sweet tooth. With that said, the following recipe for bread is a play on both of these excellent recipes and results in a savory, firm bread that can be used in any sandwich!
Savory Dukan Bread
4 tbs oat bran
1/2 ts baking powder
2 tbs fat free greek yogurt
4 tbs fat free cream cheese
1/2 ts onion powder
1 ts dry chopped onions
1 /2 ts garlic salt
1/4 ts pepper
1/2 ts italian-herb seasoning
Whisk ingredients in a bowl.
Pour mixture into a microwave safe dish. (I used a medium-sized tupperware container)
Microwave on 750 watts for 4 minutes.
Remove from microwave and let cool for a few minutes.
Flip dish upside down on a cutting board to remove bread from container.
Cut bread into about 2 squares.
Place in toaster & toast squares until golden brown on both sides.
Cut squares in half to make a total of 4 squares of toast. (yields 2 servings)