These Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère Cheese are bursting with flavor and make for the perfect appetizer or snack! These are super fast and convenient to make. It's as simple as adding the garlic mayo to each baguette, then topping with the cooked chicken, Gruyère cheese and fresh basil. From there, you roast them in the oven and you are ready to serve them on a pretty little platter for all to enjoy!
These little guys are amazing...I mean this recipe turned out so good! When I got back from London several months back, my husband asked me if I would make him some garlic mayonnaise. Ok, first off...who asks for that? LOL! He does love mayonnaise though. I think that if mayonnaise became a food group, he would be in hog heaven! So I said..."sure". But then I thought about it...what can I make to pair with the garlic mayonnaise? Yes, you can put it on any ole sandwich and let me tell you, it is super good on an everyday sandwich...but I wanted to spice this up a bit and make him a new recipe that I know he'll love! My husband eats sandwiches everyday for lunch. That's all he eats and that's all he wants. Here recently, he has been big on eating open-face sandwiches so I thought, ok...I'll create my own version of an open-faced mini sandwich!
Hubby is not gluten free, so I used a french style baguette loaf. But, if you are gluten free, you can any gluten free bread and these little suckers turn out just as yummy! I promise...because yes, I made me a gluten free version for me!!
Let's get back to this garlic mayonnaise for a minute. I use it on sandwiches and in this avocado egg salad recipe from time to time. Super easy to make. I mean seriously, why didn't I think of this sooner. Just a few ingredients that you already have in your fridge such as mayonnaise, fresh garlic, pepper, olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Mix all those ingredients really well and bam, you've got yourself some homemade garlic mayonnaise! And this garlic mayonnaise not only goes perfect with the Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère but it also goes well on any sandwich...so make sure to store this mayo in your refrigerator so you can use it for other recipes or foods that call for mayonnaise!
If you are looking for a new type of mini sandwich, this one is super yums! You can eat these Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère for lunch with a salad, for a snack or serve these little yummies as an appetizer! Here's how I throw this recipe together. Slice your baguettes into ½ inch slices. With a basting brush, lather each baguette with the homemade garlic mayonnaise. Then, place a thin slice of cooked chicken breast on top of the garlic mayonnaise. Top with thinly sliced or shredded Gruyère cheese. Just a little tip...shredded Gruyère cheese will melt faster than thinly sliced Gruyère cheese but my husband loves a lot of cheese so I often give him thin slices sometimes.
From there, you are ready to pop these in the oven to roast! Since shredded Gruyère cheese melts faster, I made a batch using shredded cheese for photo purposes so you could see what the shredded cheese version looks like versus the thinly sliced Gruyère cheese. You'll literally roast these in the oven just long enough for the baguette to toast and the cheese to melt. Then they are ready to serve!
And seriously, how gorgeous is this plate I'm serving these Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère on! This serving dish is literally a slate tray and I found this little beauty at SlatePlate. They have so many sizes you guys...and I'm happy to say I walked away with 2 different sizes! I use these as serving dishes and I serve on these Slate Plates all the time! This SlatePlate featured here is the 6x12 pairing slate, but I also got the 12x18 Cheese and Serving board. Nope - this is not a sponsored post but I really wanted to share SSlatePlate's products because I've fallen in love with them and everyone always asks me where they can get their own SlatePlate.
Look how pretty these SlatePlates are when they are being used as a serving plate for an appetizer! And...it comes with a piece of chalk! So I've had a lot of fun writing fun little messages on the SlatePlate and putting it on a stand announcing a certain appetizer or dish! These SlatePlates are super versatile and there are a lot of varieties to choose from!!
You're probably wondering why I'm posting pictures of the Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère with cherry tomatoes in the background. Well, I'm glad you asked! My son's cherry tomato plant is producing like crazy right now and he loves to eat his cherry tomatoes. As I was making these baguettes, he asked if he could take a bite of the baguette and then eat a baby cherry tomato. I said sure...try that and tell me how it tastes. He said it tasted so amazing...so he asked if I wanted to photograph the baguettes with his cherry tomatoes in the background. He then went to the garden and picked about 30 cherry tomatoes and placed them in a pretty white bowl and said, "Here mom...these will look so pretty in your photos!" And indeed they do! Thanks to my little lovie for his cherry tomato prop!
Whatever the occasion....whether it be lunch time, snack time or party time....these Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère will be a huge hit! Enjoy these and Happy Eats!
Garlic Mayo Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère
- Garlic Aioli Recipe
- 12 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread, sliced (If you are gluten free, use your favorite gluten free bread)
- ¼ cup garlic mayonnaise
- 1 pound cooked chicken breasts, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
- ½ cup Gruyère cheese, shredded or thinly sliced
- 2 leaves fresh basil, finely chopped
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.
- Season with fresh ground pepper. Store in an air tight container and place in refrigerator.
Chicken Baguettes with Gruyère Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With a basting brush, take a small amount of garlic mayonnaise and brush lightly on each piece of sliced bread.
- Place each baguette on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about 5-7 minutes, just until the bread starts to toast.
- Once done, remove cookie sheet and turn oven off.
- Leave the oven door open while it cools down. You are going to need to broil for the next step and your oven will need to cool off for about 10 minutes before you can broil.
- While your oven is cooling, keep the lightly toasted bread on the cookie sheet. Place 1-2 pieces of cooked sliced chicken on top of each baguette. Place the Gruyère cheese on top of the chicken. Dash each baguette with fresh ground pepper.
- Turn your oven to a high broil and place the cookie sheet back in the oven for about 5-6 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt. Remove the cookie sheet from oven.
- Top finely chopped basil onto each baguette.
- Cook for 3 to 4 minutes and then serve.