Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lime-Cilantro Grilled Chicken Sandwich

This is another one of those recipes that you don't really need a recipe for. It's more a great suggestion of something to make for dinner. But I will still supply the recipe for you as I made it, because that's what I do. I'm a giver.

This is another Mexican-inspired meal. It's so easy, quick, and satisfying. And if you're not a fan of the avocado salsa, you can skip the topping and just have it with lettuce. My husband assures me it was just as delicious that way.

So imagine, if you will, slices of spicy grilled chicken breast in a big crusty roll, topped with a delicious, cool avocado salsa. Well now you don't have to imagine it. Here's how you make it.

Lime-Cilantro Grilled Chicken Sandwich
adapted from Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book
serves 2


1 handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
3 sprigs thyme, leaves finely chopped
1 lime
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons grill seasoning
1 tablespoon EVOO
2 chicken cutlets, pounded to 1/4 inch thick
1 medium ripe avocado, pitted and gently chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 small plum tomato, seeded and chopped
a few leaves of green leaf lettuce
2 crusty rolls, warmed


1. In a shallow dish, combine half the cilantro with chives, thyme, zest and juice of half the lime, hot sauce, grill seasoning, and EVOO. Coat the chicken and marinate for about 10 minutes.

2. While chicken is marinating, preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Prep remaining ingredients. Combine avocado, juice of remaining 1/2 lime, jalapeno, tomato, and remaining cilantro and gently toss to combine in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. When grill pan is preheated, spray with nonstick spray and then grill chicken cutlets, about 5 minutes per side. Remove when done and set aside to rest for a few minutes. After resting, slice the chicken into pieces about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

4. Build your sandwich - split the rolls, put lettuce leaves on the bottom, then chicken pieces, and then the avocado salsa. Cover with the top of the bun and serve.


1 comment:

  1. Have you thought of opening up a restaurant - this sounds SO good :-)