Chicken Alfredo Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Left Over Layering Chicken Alfredo Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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      Chicken Alfredo Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
      For chicken Alfredo:
      1/2 pound penne pasta
      3 tbs salted butter, divided
      2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
      Salt and pepper to taste
      1 cup heavy cream
      1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
      1 cup grilled chicken breast, chopped
      For sandwiches:
      10 slices sourdough bread
      3 1/2 cups fontina cheese, shredded
      2 1/2 tbs parmesan cheese, shredded
      5 tbs butter, softened
      1/2 tsp garlic salt
      For chicken Alfredo: Cook pasta according to package directions.

      Drain and reserve cooking water. Set aside.
      Place 1 1/2 tbs butter in saucepan. Add sliced garlic and pinch of salt and pepper.

      Cook over medium heat several minutes, until garlic becomes golden, softens and begins to caramelize. Add heavy cream and remaining 1 1/2 tbs butter. Simmer mixture 5-8 min.

      Gradually stir in grated parmesan until melted. Remove from heat. Toss sauce with pasta and chicken, adding some of reserved pasta cooking liquid as needed to thin sauce to desired consistency.
      To assemble sandwiches: Top 1 slice bread with 1/3 cup fontina.

      Layer over with 1/3 cup prepared chicken Alfredo, 1/2 tbs shredded parmesan, another 1/3 cup fontina and 1 bread slice. Press lightly to close sandwich. Repeat to make 5 sandwiches.
      In small bowl, mix softened butter with garlic salt until well combined.

      Spread 1/2 tbs garlic butter mixture on each side of sandwich. Heat skillet over medium heat. Place sandwich in hot skillet.

      Turing once, grill sandwiches until bread is golden and crispy and cheese melts, about 5 min per side. Remove from heat. Let stand 1 min before slicing and serving.

      Makes 5 sandwiches
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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Left Over Layering Chicken Alfredo Grilled Cheese Sandwiches