“Snake Bite” Sandwich

The boyfriend and I were walking through Home Sense, of all places, and came across a Guy Fieri cookbook. Of course we love his show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, so we decided to take it home with us. There are so many recipes that I want to try! This one in particular caught my eye, so of course I just had to try it. I took the leftovers to work and fed almost the entire office and everyone more than loved it. But I will warn you – Guy likes things spicy! I have toned this down but if you decide you want more kick, add more cayenne! The original calls for 1 full tablespoon which was too much for us! Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Snake Bite
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8

4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
butter/margarine/oil for cooking chicken
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 pack bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 large onion, diced
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 can 28-oz diced tomatoes
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup heavy cream
Fresh cilantro for garnish
8 ciabatta buns, or other crusty buns

Combine spices (cayenne pepper through salt), and toss with chicken to coat. Cook chicken in pan on medium heat.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan, and reserve some grease for cooking the rest of the ingredients. Add onion, cook about 5 minutes until soft and just starting to brown. Add garlic, saute for 2 minutes. Add enough chicken broth to stir up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and rest of the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced slightly.

Add cream and chicken, and heat through.

Butter buns and toast or grill as desired.

Top buns with chicken and sauce, garnish with cilantro, serve and enjoy!

Original found on page 144 of  Guy Fieri Food.


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