Challenge: Grilled Chicken with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
15 to 20 appetizer portions or 8 full portions
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 bunch basil, leaves only
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus a pinch
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 pounds thinly sliced chicken breast
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 pounds sausage, sweet or spicy
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 3 portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1 bunch arugula, leaves only
  • 10 grape tomatoes, halved
  • Provolone slices
Directions
  • In a blender, combine 1 cup olive oil, basil, red pepper flakes and 2 cloves garlic. Puree until blended and thick. Pour into a shallow baking dish and add the chicken. Toss to coat and marinate the chicken while finishing the dish.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.

  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet. Crush 3 garlic cloves and set aside. Heat 1 cup olive oil in the skillet. Add the garlic and cook until golden. Remove sausage from casings and add to the skillet. Saute the sausage until browned.

  • In the boiling water, blanch the broccoli rabe until just soft but still crunchy. Transfer rabe to a bowl of ice water. Remove from water, drain on paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

  • Grill the chicken until cooked through and juices run clear.

  • To the browned sausage, add the mushrooms and saute until mushrooms start getting soft. Add the rabe, the chicken stock and a pinch of red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper.

  • Slice the bread and lay out on a serving plate. Spoon some of the broccoli rabe/sausage mixture over top, then cover each with 1 chicken breast and 1 thigh. Top with arugula, tomatoes and sliced provolone cheese. Then drizzle some of the broccoli rabe sauce over top, to wilt the arugula, and serve immediately.

  • A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

  • Copyright 2009 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved


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