Fig-Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwiches

goat cheese fig chicken sandwich

I love being inspired by sandwich shops and restaurants. It’s always a fun mental game to play when we go out. I order something, try it and if I like it, try to figure out how I can replicate it at home. Sometimes it’s next to impossible (re: Panera’s Fuji Chicken Salad) and other times it’s fairly easy.
We recently stopped by Whole Foods for a healthy dinner on a work trip. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I walked into the store but was amazed by the options. It reminded me of a Wegmans (best store ever). So I dragged myself away from the pizza nook, the pastry section and all the other tempting areas and stuck with the make-your-own sandwich station (I didn’t realize that at first). Immediately I was drawn to their goat cheese and fig butter sandwich. I requested a slice of pineapple added to it and off I went.
As we were scarfing it down, I asked A what he thought and his suggestion was adding chicken and a few apple slices instead of the pineapple to it.
And so this sandwich was creatively born.

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goat cheese
fig butter
chicken breasts, sliced
apples, thinly sliced
white bread, toasted
Spread about 1-2 T goat cheese per slice of bread. Top with 1 T fig butter. Top one slice with a handful of spinach leaves and another with two apple slices. Place several slices of chicken atop the apple and assemble bread slices. 

goat cheese fig chicken sandwich


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