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Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich FINAL

Greg and I just returned from a wonderful vacation on Niagara on the Lake, Canada. We spent a few relaxing days enjoying the beautiful scenery, attending a play at the Shaw Festival, eating some really great food, taking long walks, and so much more! There were so many beautiful gardens that I took a ton of pictures! These trips can be dangerous since you get too many inspirations that can be rather time consuming. Especially when it comes to gardens. We stayed at a really nice B&B called Abacot Hall that I highly recommend if you take a trip to Niagara on the Lake. Irene and Ed are lovely people originally from Scotland and it was a pleasure to spend a couple of nights at their B&B. We also met a wonderful couple, Becky and Mike, who happens to live close to us in Western New York. It is such a small world! Niagara on the Lake is only about an hour drive for us plus time waiting at the border crossing. We waited about 35-minutes to cross into Canada and only 10-minutes when coming home. But you never know the bridges can be backed up a couple of hours. Becky and Mike have been to Niagara on the Lake a few times and were able to provide a few pointers. How ironic we were at the same B&B at the same time! We even checked in at the same time. Below are a few pictures of the B&B. Their back porch was a wonderful place to relax with a book or glass of wine. My readers know how I love waterfalls and fountains – and I immediately spotted the fountain! Breakfast was great as you got to pick from a menu. The food was wonderful. I started with a bowl of fruit, tea, orange juice, toast with some wonderful marmalades, and either a cheese & chive omelet or eggs Abacot (poached eggs). Plus a hash brown patty. Irene and Ed have some wonderful package deals that you should check out. Plus they will help you get acclimated with the area.

Abacot Hall B&B
Abacot Hall back porch 3

Abacot Hall back porch 2

Abacot Hall Back Porch 1

Abacot Hall Breakfast 1
Abacot Hall Breakfast 2

Abacot Hall Breakfast 3

Abacot Hall Breakfast 4

I will be sharing more about our vacation in the upcoming blogs. There was a lot of great food and I was definitely inspired to try a few new recipes. And as a sneak preview… one I am working on…. is Lychee Berry Martini! I always wanted to try a Martini but never sure about what to try since I do not know a lot about different types of liquors and such. But I love lychee tea! Lychee is an asian fruit but I never had the fruit. So that made my decision – and it was fabulous. So fabulous that I had to have 2. Today I got a martini shaker and glasses. Which means… Realistic Cooking Ideas is headed into martinis and other fun cocktails!

Lychee Berry Martini

For today, I am sharing another grilled chicken sandwich recipe. This one came out really good but I still need to work on pounding the chicken thinner! I pounded the chicken the night before and then in the morning quickly put together the marinade before I left for work. Since this recipe calls for lemon juice and vinegar I was concerned about leaving it marinade for 24-hours since the chicken might break down and start to cook. It marinaded for 10-hours without any problems. Greg thought this recipe might be close to Mississippi Mudds marinated chicken sandwich. Now on to the cooking!

Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich finished
Chicken Ingredients
1 large or two small chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless, pounded for even thickness

Marinade Ingredients
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
1 tsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Sandwich Ingredients
Your favorite sandwich roll
Mayonnaise
Lettuce
Vine-ripen Tomatoes, sliced

Mix together the marinade ingredients and pour over the pounded chicken. I like to put my chicken in a zip lock bag so I can throw it away with the left over marinade. I pound my chicken the night before and place it in a zip lock bag. I place all my non-perishable ingredients on the counter top to allow me to mix together the marinade and pour over the chicken before I go to work. This allows the chicken to marinade for about 10-hours. Preheat your grill to high or medium-high and grill until done. If you do not want to grill, you can always make this on your stovetop. Take your heavy frying pan, place a little olive oil, allow it to heat and then add your chicken.

Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich toasted
Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich with chicken
Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich assembled

For other great marinated grilled chicken sandwiches:
Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Final Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken Final Picture

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Do not forget to check out the other postings from our Niagara on the Lake vacation!
Abacot Hall B&B at Niagara on the Lake
Niagara on the Lake Shaw Festival, Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar
Niagara on the Lake – The Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara on the Lake – Fort George Part 1
Niagara on the Lake – Fort George Part 2
Niagara on the Lake – Beautiful Homes and Architecture!
Niagara on the Lake – Their Beautiful Gardens Part 1
Pomegranate Martini & Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 2
Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Old Winery Restaurant
Various Pictures from Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Queenston Heights Restaurant
Queens Royal Park
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Angie Strauss Art Gallery

13 thoughts on “Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich & Abacot Hall B&B at Niagara on the Lake

  1. Niagra on the lake sounds lovely. A great little get away. I always grill chicken but I never think to make a sandwich with it. Great idea and lovely marinade. Take Care, BAM

    1. Bernice says:

      It is a great place and so close to us. It felt like we were so far away when it really was only an hour plus time for border crossing. When I met Greg he liked grilled chicken sandwiches. Initially I was skeptical and now I love them. 🙂

  2. ritavegas says:

    This place is outstanding!! Your chicken looks so juicy and flavorful!! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more about your vacation!

    1. Bernice says:

      The Abacot Hall was a great place to stay at and we would go back there. Thanks for your comment about the chicken. It was really good. I just posted another part about our vacation and there is more to come. Such a beautiful place!

  3. Rebecca Silverman says:

    The chicken sandwich looks wonderful. Michael and I enjoyed meeting you and Greg also and your pictures make me want to go back there immediately. Take care.

    1. Bernice says:

      I love being able to re-live our vacation through the pictures and videos. We can’t wait to go back but most likely it will be next summer. But that is okay – something to look forward. 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you for the awards – I will be formally accepting this week. 🙂

  4. Sophie33 says:

    Thank you for this lovely post! I loved it all, Bernice! 😄You truly love your marinated chicken recipes, me too! 😉

    1. Bernice says:

      I really liked this marinated chicken – though I wish I could pound the chicken a bit thinner! I need to work on that. 🙂

  5. Bernice says:

    Reblogged this on Realistic Cooking Ideas for Busy People and commented:

    This is one of my favorite Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich that I posted last year and our trip to Niagara on the Lake. I can’t believe it has been over a year since that fabulous experience!! We do hope to get back there again!

  6. Heather says:

    I enjoy chicken just about any way…this sounds delicious! sounds like a wonderful place to visit! I’ve never been there but something to think about…

    1. Bernice says:

      I just loved our time at Niagara on the Lake – I found a wonderful Impressionist artist – Angie Straus – unbelievable talent. I bought one of her reproductions that I enjoy so much.

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