Thursday, January 15, 2009

Barbecued Chicken Hoagies

I just can't get my photos right. I promise you all I am really trying to take good photos of my food to make this blog a little more interesting and aesthetically pleasing for you. It's challenging for me because 1) photography just isn't (quite yet) one of my prime interests; and 2) I just have your run of the mill point-and-shoot. But don't worry; I'm reading articles and I've also downloaded Picasa 3 which should help me edit them a bit. The thing that irritates me about this photo is that the featured recipe is actually in the background, but it was the best photograph I had. The rest of them were too dark or blurry. Oh well! One of these days I'll get the hang of it; until then, bear with me!

Now that my food photography tangent is over, I'll introduce the recipe for you now. This is a very easy, quick weeknight meal and it's delicious. It's not the most healthy thing in the world, but it's not crazy high in calories, so for a once in a while treat, it's not too bad. I whipped this up after my husband and I went to the grocery store one night. We were tired and hungry from shopping, and the season premiere of "24" was coming on shortly, so these yummy sandwiches served with some salad really hit the spot!

Barbecued Chicken Hoagies
recipe courtesy of Taste of Home Cooking for 2 Magazine

  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 whole wheat hoagie buns, split
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the store to make this super quick and easy.)
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce

In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; spread over buns. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, in a small microwave safe bowl, combine chicken and barbecue sauce. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Spread chicken mixture over bun bottoms; replace tops.

Makes 2 servings.


  1. Looks delicious! I know what you mean about the pictures, until I got Picasa...I didn't realize how "dark" my pictures had been...picasa is amazing!

  2. Don't be too tough on yourself- you'll get better w/ practice. Here's a couple of tips... Try taking the photo a little bit away from your subject. In Picasa you can crop what you like and it will zoom in when you do so. Also, has great editing tools too. Good luck :)

  3. Priscilla - Thanks! :)

    RecipeGirl - Thanks so much for the tips! I will check out that website.