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Chicken Pan Bagnat
© Susan Spungen

Chicken Pan Bagnat

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Literally "bathed bread" in the ancient dialect of Provence, pan bagnat delivers meat, bread and salad all in one handful. You both brush the bread with oil and let the finished rolls sit for a few minutes to allow the dressing to permeate the bread and "bathe" it with flavor.

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  1. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  2. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  3. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 3/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  5. 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  6. 4 large, crusty rolls, cut in half
  7. 1 large clove garlic, cut in half
  8. 8 large, crisp lettuce leaves, such as Boston
  9. 2 large tomatoes, sliced thin
  10. 1 roasted chicken, bones and skin removed, meat shredded (about 1 pound meat)
  11. 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  12. 1 red onion, sliced thin
  13. 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  14. 1/3 cup black olives, such as Kalamata, halved and pitted
  15. 8 anchovy fillets (optional)
  1. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Whisk in the 1/3 cup of oil.
  2. Remove the soft centers of the rolls, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Rub the garlic on the inside of each and brush with the 2 tablespoons oil.
  3. Top the bottoms of the rolls with the lettuce. Layer with half the tomato slices and the chicken; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Top with half the slices of egg, onion, and bell pepper, and half the olives, and then drizzle with half the dressing. Repeat with the remaining tomato, chicken, 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper, egg, onion, bell pepper, olives, and dressing. Top with the anchovies, if using. Cover with the tops of the rolls. If you have time, wrap each roll tightly in aluminum foil; let sit for 10 minutes. Otherwise, press down on the rolls firmly so that the dressing moistens the bread.
Serve With You really don't need anything with this, but roasted potato wedges or fancy potato chips would be nice.

Suggested Pairing

The south-of-France flavor of this sandwich is perfect with the delicate, herbal notes found in many Rosés from Provence. Bottles from the Coteaux du Varois, Cassis, or Bandol would all be good possibilities.

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