Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines with Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes

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Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines with Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes is an elegant, restaurant-style meal, but is so, so simple to make at home. 

I’ve been slightly bursting at the seams to share the recipes for Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines and Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes with you today!

Side note, tartine is simply a fancy French term for “open-faced sandwiches”. I thought I’d use it to class the recipe name up a bit, seeing as how as the term “open-faced” always reminds me of holiday hot lunches from elementary school. Plop, scoop, gloop, blerg, right?!

Those were always Ben’s favorite meals growing up, by the way. Here’s the adult version I re-created for him a few years ago. It slightly redeems the term, but still, we’re sticking with tartine today – oui?!

So I was staring at the leftover bundt pan chicken in the fridge the other day, wondering what I was going to do with it all, when I zigged left to the cheese drawer to find some inspiration. Because, I don’t know about you, but I’m always inspired by cheese. And candy. But that’s another blog post.

Anyways, after snagging a few sharp cheddar cheese slices, I zagged right to the fruit drawer and plucked a crisp, red apple from the depths. A quick detour to the fridge door to pick up a jar of Dijon mustard was next, followed by a stop at the pantry to collect Mr. Honey Bear, and, voila! Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines were born!

Lightly toasted bread slices slathered in a homemade honey-mustard dressing, topped with thinly sliced chicken, fresh apple slices, and cheddar cheese, then broiled until hot and melty. Quick, easy, sweet, savory, crispy, crunchy and so satisfying. In that order. :)

On the side I served what might be my most favorite side dish – EVER – Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes, which are simply red-skinned potatoes and a small sliced onion tossed with homemade honey-Dijon dressing then roasted until golden brown. I could NOT stop eating these!

The recipe was inspired by a bag of Honey-Dijon flavored potato chips I recently scarfed (shocking.) The combo of sweet and tangy was so awesome that I thought I’d keep the flavor, but change the cooking method, and turn my potato chips into roasted potatoes!

I am so glad that Ben both hates mustard (although these are NOT in-your-face mustardy, at all) AND stopped eating my roasted potatoes circa 2009 (after the 175th time I served him Lipton French Onion Soup packet roasted potatoes,) because no appetite for Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes = MORE FOR MY FACE!

Ahem! Start the meal by whipping up those yummy Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes. First, wash and dry 1lb red-skinned potatoes, which is about 4 medium-sized potatoes.

Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise then each half into 3 or 4 slices. Turn the potato 90 degrees then make 3 or 4 more slices to get nice, even-sized pieces, which will roast perfectly in the oven.

BTW, you can slice the potatoes ahead of time – just keep them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge so they don’t brown.

Now onto that honey-Dijon dressing. Drool. Add 2 Tablespoons each extra virgin olive oil and Dijon mustard into a large bowl.

Followed by 2 teaspoons honey, salt, and pepper, then whisk to combine.

Add the potatoes (drain and pat dry if you pre-cut and soaked ‘em) and 1 sliced onion, then toss everything to coat.

Pour the mixture into a non-stick sprayed baking dish, then roast at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.

Give ‘em a blast under the broiler for a few minutes at the end to turn the golden-brown glow up a notch!

K, now onto the Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines. While the potatoes are cooling, brush or mist 8 slices Italian bread or French baguette with extra virgin olive oil then toast ‘em under the broiler for 1-2 minutes a side, or until they’re golden brown.

Mix together a homemade honey-mustard dressing using 2 Tablespoons each honey and Dijon mustard (or use store bought) then slather that onto the toasted bread, followed by a couple thin slices of cooked chicken. Like I said, leftovers work great here!

Layer a few slices of crispy-sweet apple on top, followed by half a slice of sharp cheddar cheese.

Pop the tartines under the broiler for another 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese, then you’re set!

Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines with Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Apple & Cheddar Chicken Tartines:
8 slices Italian or French bread
extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
2 small chicken breasts, cooked and thinly sliced (or 1/2lb deli chicken)
2 small apples, sliced
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons honey

For the Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes:
1lb red-skinned potatoes, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. For the Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes:Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together oil, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl then add potatoes and onion and toss to coat. Pour into a non-stick sprayed baking dish then bake for 40-45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, stirring two or three times.
  2. For the Apple-Cheddar Chicken Tartines: Brush both sides of bread slices with oil then broil for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Stir together mustard and honey in a small bowl then spread on each toasted bread slice. Top with chicken, apple slices, and 1/2 slice of cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve 2 slices of bread per person.

Although it’s just a quick broil, the sweet apple slices get just slightly tender, and are a match made in heaven with melted sharp cheddar cheese. The chicken adds staying power, while the “open-faced” concept keeps this tartine light.

These Honey-Dijon Roasted Potatoes are a must try, guys. Like I said, definitely not too mustardy, and, in fact, I might pump up both the honey AND mustard next time!

Let me know if you give these a whirl! Enjoy! :D

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Comments

  1. When I lived in France, my absolute FAVORITE restaurant was one that only served tartines. Smoked salmon, honey and brie, chicken salad…they had soo many kinds to choose from!

    This sounds like it belongs at that restaurant! And I love the honey dijon sauce running through all of it. I’ll definitely have to try those potatoes soon.

  2. This looks like a great meal. I love the combo of apple and cheddar but never though to try it with chicken! The potatoes sound great too =)

  3. Lindsey 11.07.2012

    I love roasted potatoes… & the mustard kick is a great idea!

  4. Beth 11.07.2012

    You had me at melted cheddar! This meal is calling my name…I literally just bought all these ingredients including 2 bags of apples. look out!! I’m pinning both of these recipes to my “sandwiches” and “side dish” boards. brilliant!

  5. Those potatoes look awesome!!

  6. Ooh I love the sound of those potatoes! We eat potatoes so much Im always looking for new ways to cook them!

  7. Kristen 11.07.2012

    I’m the one in our house that dislikes mustard, so will make them for my DH sometime as a treat!

  8. Lauren 11.07.2012

    I am ALL OVER these potatoes.

  9. I love cheese and apples – its so underrated!

  10. I must try those potatoes…maybe with sweet potatoes, perhaps? :)

  11. Morgan 11.07.2012

    do you have a recipe posted for the Lipton Onion Soup packet roasted potatoes? They sound awesome! Tonight’s recipes look pretty good too. ;)

  12. Nicole 11.08.2012

    Thank you so much for updating the email title! :) It will be so nice to see the recipe title at a glance when meal planning! :)

  13. Kristina 11.08.2012

    I am a new follower and fan of you blog and I just have to say that I can’t wait to try a ton of your recipes! These potatoes are getting made ASAP!

  14. Both of these recipes look great. The apple melts would be a great/easy lunch.

  15. Rachel 11.08.2012

    Grabbed everything to make your Tartine and threw it in my lunch bag this morning – now I’m thoroughly enjoying every bite at my desk. What a nice treat for me today. You and your recipes have become the best thing about the internet in my opinion. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Trisha 11.08.2012

    Mmmm, apple & melted cheddar is one of my favorite combos!

  17. Mandy 11.08.2012

    This recipe looks delicious and so perfect for fall!

  18. Lexi 11.08.2012

    Have you been to the restaurant Tartine? It’s in the same complex as Z’Mariks on University. I’ve only been there once but, holy cow, it was good!

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  20. This recipe looks amazing! I will try it over the weekend. I love that you are using mustard.

  21. Tashi 11.10.2012

    My boyfriend and I made these the other night and they were DELICIOUS!

  22. Tashi 11.10.2012

    My boyfriend and I made these the other night and they were DELICIOUS! We used fresh Fuji Apples and a German Butterball Potato that came in our CSA box last week. SO GOOD.

  23. Jo@foodepix.com 11.11.2012

    Your pictures are lovely, would love for you to share your pictures with us at foodepix.com.

  24. Beth 11.11.2012

    back to comment after making these potatoes….my so-so, non-potato lovin husband took a bite and said “these are REALLY good potatoes!”

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  26. Jess 11.13.2012

    I love roasted potatoes, but have never made them with a dressing like this – love that combination of flavors!

  27. D 11.30.2012

    These potatoes are AMAZING! My husband and I LOVED them. Do you know if they still taste good reheated the next day? (Clearly, we did not have leftovers the first time I made them).
    Thanks!

  28. Abby 12.05.2012

    My boyfriend and I made these with ingredients we had on hand – replaced the chicken with deli turkey and used mozzarella cheese. It was delicious!

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  30. Megan 01.20.2013

    That looks absolutely amazing. I’m glad I found your blog through a pin on pinterest. I’m following along now. Megan

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  32. Domestic Soul 06.16.2013

    These potatoes were delicious. I made them the other day as a side dish to grilled steak. Wonderful combination. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  35. tina 01.15.2014

    Hi I tried these potatoes tonight and my family thought that they didn’t hold the honey mustard favor. They tasted kind of plain. CRAZY I thought but true… any suggestions? I may have used more honey than the recipe says. Could that have done it? I want to try again. thanks

    • Kristin 01.16.2014

      Oh bummer! I think you hit the nail on the head – I would make sure to measure the ingredients per the recipe, and make sure to not skimp on salt and pepper.

  36. tina 01.16.2014

    We tried them again tonight and they were better. They were so much better with more mustard than honey. And you are right… not skimping on S&P made a big difference too. Glad we gave them a second shoot. Husband and kids loved them! thanks

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