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Open Faced Rosemary Chicken, Peach, and Bacon Sandwich. Grilled ciabatta bread with rosemary balsamic chicken, sweet peaches, crisp bacon, greens, and a lemony parmesan vinaigrette. Kind of like a salad on grilled bread, and kind of delicious. This is the perfect 30 minute summer grilling recipe for any time of the week.

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Well, it’s official, I am obsessed with summer recipes and I really hope you guys are excited about them too. Not sure it gets more summery than this pretty, peach filled open faced sandwich.

Not going to lie, this is definitely one of my favorite recipes I’ll be sharing this month. It’s just so good, fun, and easy!

When I was brainstorming recipes for this month, I was really all over the place with ideas, and if being honest, I was having a hard time. My struggle was that I needed to create all of my recipes for June and into July, all in the first week of June. Yes, all before leaving on our trip to the Caribbean, where I will be with my family for a week, and then in NYC for a week. Which means completing a lot of content to share with you all.

parmesan vinaigrette

Here’s the thing, my favorite way to develop recipes is day by day. Meaning each day I cook, I start with fresh with new ideas. I do this mostly because I just get bored with old ideas and find excitement in creating new recipes each day…

Welcome to my brain, it’s insane.

Anyway, since I was “bulking” up on recipes, I tried to be a little more planned out, but in the end, I ended up doing what I do best, allowing the seasonal ingredients to inspire me each day, and as always, this method did not fail. I have to say, I am SO excited about everything coming up over the next three weeks…

And, this open faced sandwich is one of my favorites for sure.

 Rosemary Chicken breast

The details.

Oddly, this recipe was developed after a long day of cooking and using ingredients I had on hand at the time.

It starts with some grilled ciabatta bread. If you’ve never grilled bread, prepare to fall in love. Grilled bread is better than anything. It’s toasty and charred on the outside, but the insides are still soft. Best of both worlds.

While the bread is grilling, toss together the chicken breasts with a little olive oil, lots of fresh rosemary (we have so much growing in the garden right now), lemon zest, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Add the chicken to the grill, along with some honey drizzled peaches. When everything comes off the grill, arrange a few handfuls of leafy greens over the grilled bread and top with peaches, chicken, bacon, cherry tomatoes, and a little blue cheese (you can use feta or goat or whatever you love, but I love stinky blue cheese).

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While everything is cooking, mix up the parmesan vinaigrette. It’s super simple, so it will take maybe five minutes to make, and trust me, you have to drizzle this over your open faced sandwich. It’s the perfect final step and makes all those greens taste really, really good.

And that’s it. Simple, pretty, so incredibly tasty, healthy, very fresh, very seasonal, and just all around good.

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Loving this as a light summer weekend lunch or an easy any night of the week dinner.

Also, I know it’s very, very early in the the peach season, but we’ve had some seriously delicious California peaches here in Colorado. And while they may not be “local”, they did come from Frog Hollow Farms, and my gosh, they are so good. I figured I had them, so why not use them!

Hoping this recipe will inspire you to think outside the peach pie and take the savory route. Personally, I’m all about using peaches in a savory way…

So what do you say? Dinner tonight? Yes, please.

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If you make this opened faced rosemary chicken sandwich, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this easy, summery chicken dinner, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Open Faced Rosemary Chicken, Peach, and Bacon Sandwich

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 719 kcal

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Parmesan Vinaigrette


  • 1. Preheat your grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet to medium high and brush the grates with oil.
    2. Drizzle the peaches with honey. Add the chicken to a bowl and toss with the olive oil, rosemary, lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. 
    3. Rub the cut sides of the ciabatta with olive oil. Place. Place, cut side down on the grill and grill for about 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly charred. 
    4. To the grill, add the chicken, grill for 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes Thinly slice the chicken. During the same time, grill the peaches for 2-3 minutes or until light char marks appear, flip and grill another 2-3 minutes. 
    5. to assemble, arrange the salad greens on the grilled bread, top with tomatoes, peaches, and chicken. Crumble on the bacon and cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with basil. Enjoy!

Parmesan Vinaigrette

  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl. Keep stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
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For real though, that vinaigrette? With the rosemary chicken? And peaches? And bacon? SO GOOD.

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, what a treat! I made this today for Father’s Day lunch. All of the flavors go really well together. But serving this monster was a challenge. Next time I’ll serve slices of grilled bread on the side instead of stacking it all because it was difficult to cut through the loaf. But it did make quite the impression

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  4. 5 stars
    It was delicious! I wasn’t sure about the dressing, seemed like too much lemon juice and dijon mustard. But, it wasn’t. All the flavors went together perfectly. Thank you for the great recipes. Your book arrives tomorrow from Amazon….can’t wait!!

  5. This was SO GOOD, thank you!! I got r a v e reviews from my family, it will be on repeat for the rest of the summer ?

  6. This looks amazing! As I’m making it right now, I have realized once more I have no idea how to cut peaches? Any tips?

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  8. 5 stars
    What a simple, yet flavorful looking salad. I absolutely love peaches and cannot wait to put it on salads.

  9. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for this awesome recipe which I made for dinner tonight.
    Delicious 🙂

  10. HOLY COW, TIEGHAN! This sandwich looks absolutely heavenly! I will definitely be making it this weekend and cannot wait to try it. Every single ingredient is delicious, and bringing them together on crispy grilled bread – they will be even better!! Well done!! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

  11. 5 stars
    The Flavor of the chicken is Amazing. It was a refreshingly taste that made me fall in Love.
    Keep up the Testing Receipes and I’ll keep Eating Great Flavored Dishes that I can make at home.

  12. Definitely saving this for when peaches are in season here in August-looks so good! Have a great family vacation in the Caribbean and enjoy your time in NYC!

  13. Holy smokes – this is like the Mother Of All Sandwiches. Just look at those yummy toppings! It’s not summer here in SA, but I’ll be trying this out anyway ?

  14. I am seriously so excited about this combination of flavors…can’t wait to make this for dinner! Especially since I currently have more arugula than I know what to do with in our garden!! 🙂