Braised Lager Chicken Spirals on Olive Ciabatta with Crispy Beet Chips


This recipe for chicken spirals stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and served on ciabatta with crispy beet chips is a “main course” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Anita Archibald. For the filling and flavorful mayo, she uses Almond Greek-Style Yogurt and Barista-Style Coconut Creamer from So Delicious.

Braised Lager Chicken Spirals on Olive Ciabatta with Crispy Beet Chips and Dijon-Beer Mayo

So Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeThis is really three recipes in one and a very flavorful sandwich presentation.

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Chicken Spirals on Ciabatta with Beet Chips

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, and soy-free.

For tree nut-free and dairy-free chicken spirals, So Delicious offers Coconut Milk Greek-Style Yogurt to use in place of the Almond Milk Yogurt.

Braised Lager Chicken Spirals on Olive Ciabatta with Crispy Beet Chips
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This recipe was submitted by Anita Archibald, for entry in the Go Dairy Free / So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest.
Chicken Spirals with Garlic Sun-Ripened Tomato Filling:
  • ½ cup So Delicious Dairy Free Plain Greek Cultured Almond Milk Yogurt
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  • ½ cup golden Greek pepperoncini
  • ½ tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Lime Pale Lager, or preferred lager
  • ½ sweet Vidalia onion, sliced in rings
Crispy Beet Chips:
  • 2 large beets, one yellow and one red
  • Olive oil
Dijon Beer Mayo:
To Serve:
  • 1 olive ciabatta loaf
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons diced roasted sweet pepper strips (drained)
For Garlic Sun-Ripened Tomato Filling:
  1. In blender, puree Almond Milk Yogurt, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, pepperoncini, oregano, sugar and salt until smooth.
  2. Slice chicken breast in half, lengthwise, making sure not to cut all the way through. Pound chicken between two sheets of parchment paper until flattened. Spoon a few tablespoons of garlic sun-ripened tomato filling all over chicken and roll jelly-roll style, securing with toothpicks.
  3. In non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, add oil and then chicken roll. Brown on all sides, reduce heat to medium, cover with lid and add ½ cup lager and onion rings, allowing roll to simmer for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Slice roll to reveal spiral filling. Pour pan juices in cup and set aside to drizzle over chicken spirals once sandwich is assembled.
For Crispy Beet Chips:
  1. Use mandolin to slice beets into 1/16 inch thick slices. Toss with oil and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, stacking another sheet on top acting as a lid. Place in preheated oven set to 350ºF and roast for 20 minutes. Remove upper cookie sheet, rotate bottom sheet and bake another 15 - 20 minutes. Remove beet chips as they become crisp and darker around the edges. Cool on wire rack to allow them to crisp up.
For Dijon Beer Mayo:
  1. Mix egg yolk, mustard and beer in a bowl adding oil a little drizzle at a time, whisking (by hand) constantly. Keep whisking until desired mayo consistency is reached. Add Barista Style Coconut Creamer.
To Serve:
  1. Slice olive ciabatta in half, and in half horizontally. Layer some beer braised onions followed by 3 chicken spiral slices, a few teaspoons of pan juices, basil leaves, mixed greens, diced red pepper, pine nuts and some freshly ground black pepper. Repeat with other half of olive ciabatta to make second serving.
  2. Side with the yellow and red beets chips along with some dijon beer mayo for dipping. Bon Appetit!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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