Sometimes just a couple of unexpected ingredients can completely transform a dish from ordinary to so much more than that. Grilled chicken sandwiches are most definitely something that can be totally bland and boring, or wow-worthy. This weekend our friends came over for dinner, and unlike some times when I have so many ideas I can’t decide what to serve, this time I was drawing a complete blank. Everything that came to mind seemed too boring, too fancy, not nice enough for entertaining, etc. Whenever this happens, my strategy is usually to choose a side dish and then a main dish will eventually come to mind. I recalled this blackberry chèvre salad from last year and eventually these sandwiches took shape in my mind.
You could certainly make this with many types of bread, but I wanted something with a mild flavor so that the brie and blackberries could really shine through, as well as something soft so that a mouthful wouldn’t be too much to chew at once. I ended up making my eternal favorite burger buns in a slightly oblong shape to better fit the chicken breasts. I love these sandwiches because they are so incredibly simple to make, but the sum of all the parts made up a sandwich I kind of wish I could eat every single day. This will be a nice easy but impressive recipe to have in the ranks for spring and summer entertaining.