This roasted garlic chicken BLT features a cheesy roasted garlic and parmesan spread which brings it over the top. Also, learn how to roast garlic on the grill so that you don’t have to heat up your home this summer!
Finally, the weather is starting to warm up and I’m excited. Is it just me, or do you all really start hating being stuck inside the second the weather starts to get a little warm and sunny? Even more so, I hate cooking big ordeals inside and even worse I can’t stand turning on the oven.The problem is, there are certain foods that I love year round – like roasted garlic. So what’s a girl to do when you’re craving that sweet, creamy goodness but you don’t want your oven running for an hour with the temperature creeping up?
Enter the grill. Seriously, we use the grill multiple times each day during the summer. Air conditioning ain’t cheap, guys! I do not want to heat up my house all summer long cooking. So we head outside to the grill. We use it for normal grilling needs, we use it as an oven, (I’ve baked on it before!) we use it with cast iron to cook things slowly. And we use it to roast garlic.
How to Roast Garlic on the Grill
Roasting garlic on the grill is beyond simple, my friends. With just garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, aluminum foil, your grill, and time you’ll have sweet, creamy deliciousness that is seriously delicious on anything.
First, cut off the tops of your garlic. I like to make sure the top of each clove is exposed, but it’s not 100% necessary- it definitely does make extraction easier, though.
Place your garlic on a square of tin foil. my squares were too big, but that’s fine. Next, season them with a glug of olive oil, some salt, and pepper before bringing up the sides and wrapping it up.
Set your grill to medium low and place on the RACK above the heat. Do NOT place it right on the grates because it will for sure burn. Let it go for 30-40 minutes, until the cloves are golden and super soft. There you go – you have beautifully roasted garlic!
So what do you do with it? Our favorite thing to do with it is this amazing roasted garlic and parmesan spread. It’s so good by itself on a sandwich, mixed into warm pasta with a little butter and more cheese, or added to a pesto for just about everything. But if you’re looking for an amazing sandwich, this is it!
Roasted Garlic Chicken BLT
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Spread Ingredients
- 2 heads of roasted garlic
- 2 TBS good quality grated parmesan
- Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Remove the roasted garlic cloves from its skin. If you don’t want to waste a single bit and have the time, they will easily come out when “peeled” but squeezing the whole thing from the base of the garlic head will get almost all of it out if you don’t have the time. Squeeze the garlic into either a bowl or a mortar and pestle – both will work fine. Mash up the garlic cloves. Next, mash in the cheese and then add in olive oil. Start with 1 TBS and continue to add until the spread is to the consistency you would like. I use about 2-3 TBS depending on the size of the garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Roasted Garlic Chicken BLT Sandwich
- Thinly sliced chicken breast
- Roasted garlic parmesan spread
Season and grill chicken. I season with salt, pepper and garlic powder because that’s how I season just about everything. While the chicken is grilling on medium/medium-high on one side, set your other side to low and throw on the bacon. Grill both until cooked through. During the last minutes, place bread on the grill to warm. Once everything is cooked and warm spread the bread with a liberal amount of spread. Top with bacon, chicken, lettuce and sliced tomato. Enjoy!
So tell me – do you use the grill a lot in the summer to avoid heating your home? What’s you favorite thing to use the grill for besides the common grilling foods? Do you like sandwiches more in the summer? Let me know in the comments!
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