Italian Seasoned Chicken on Homemade Ciabatta Bread

Italian Seasoned Chicken on Homemade Ciabatta Bread


Serves 4 people

Ciabatta Buns

  • 4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups of warm water

  • 2 tsp of wheat gluten

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1/2 tsp of sugar

  • 1/4 tsp of instant yeast

  • Cornmeal (for dusting)


  • Using a KitchenAid, pour the water, wheat gluten, salt, sugar, and yeast in the bowl.

  • Let stand for 10 to 13 minutes.

  • Attach the dough hook to the mixer and add the flour to the mixture a little at a time and blend on slow speed.

  • Turn the speed up one notch and continue to blend the mixture while scraping the sides with a spatula.

  • The mixture will form a sticky dough that resembles a thick cake batter.

  • Cover the bowl with a dish towel and set aside in a warm spot for around 8 to 10 hours until tripled in size.

  • Dust a baking sheet with the cornmeal and pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

  • Toss the dough out on a floured board and kneed for 2 minutes.

  • Cut the dough into 4 pieces.

  • Flour your hands and shape the dough into squares.

  • Place the dough on the cookie sheet and dust with more cornmeal.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the buns are golden brown on top.

  • Remove and let stand on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.


    Seasoned Chicken

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 Tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp of dried basil

  • 1/2 tsp of dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp of dried marjoram

  • 1 tsp of garlic powder

  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced

  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 4 pieces of lettuce

  • Mayonnaise


  • In a small bowl, mix together the pepper, salt, oregano, basil, thyme, marjoram and garlic powder.

  • Sprinkle the mixture on both sides of the chicken breasts

  • In a large frying pan, sauté the chicken breasts in the olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

  • Assemble by placing the mayonnaise on the ciabatta bread, add the lettuce, chicken, avocado, red onion and chopped tomatoes.

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