Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Southwest Chicken Melts

My love for Hot Hoagies is no secret.  With the thermometer creeping up, and the need for light and easy meals going up with it, they are always high on the wish list for lunch and dinner.  I found myself-a-tweaking while making them and came up with a new twist that is truly spectacular.  Serve it with a salad, and/or some fruit, and you have a light and wonderful meal sure to please!

Southwest Chicken Melts
  • 1 loaf french bread, cut lengthwise
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (take some help from the store and get a store bought rotisserie chicken. You will use about 1/2 the meat to equal 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup mayo (you can use light)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (you can use light)
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Mexican Cheese Blend
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place french bread on large baking sheet.
Mix all topping ingredients together in a bowl.
Spread topping evenly on top of both lengths of french bread. Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and edges are lightly browned. Slice into pieces and serve immediately.

This recipe has been linked up at:
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home
Mommy's Kitchen
This Chick Cooks


  1. This sounds really, really good. I'm a hot hoagie kinda girl too. Love that their is mayo on there with it..hee hee. Bet it makes the topping so creamy.

  2. Oh my dear friend. This chicken is looking fabulous!! Soooo my kinda meal!! Bookmarking this one for sure : )

  3. Just found your blog through Country Cooks Across America and am already bookmarking the first recipe I found! Sounds so good!!

  4. That does sound good. I am a total sucker for sour cream, especially paired with chicken. Hope you enjoy the long weekend :)
    Ps- I'm hosting a linky each Wednesday so if you feel like sharing a recipe on 2 I'd love to have you.

  5. What great recipes you have!

    Stop by and link up at What’s Cooking Wednesday!

  6. This recipe looks amazing! I'd love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared your reicpe with us.
    I hope to see you there!