sw grilled chicken sandwich

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Brad Nichols
from Pleasantville, NY

I was looking for the ultimate southwestern grilled sandwich for Cinco de Mayo, and this turned out fantastic! Basically a deconstructed Fajita cooked on the grill and served on a fresh Portuguese roll, this sammy was gobbled up by our guests last night, and I'm confident yours will feel the same way. If you don't have a favorite recipe - feel free to grab my Authentic Guacamole recipe to make on the side! Enjoy and Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For sw grilled chicken sandwich

  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless chicken breast
  • FOR THE MARINADE
  • 1 Tbsp
    mild chile powder - i prefer to use hatch chile
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1
    red bell pepper - quartered
  • 2
    jalapeno peppers - halved and seeded
  • FOR THE ONIONS
  • 1
    sweet onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    mild chile powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    cumin
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 4
    fresh portuguese rolls
  • queso blanco or cheddar
  • your favorite guacamole
  • salsa (optional)

How To Make sw grilled chicken sandwich

  • 1
    Combine marinade ingredients in a zip lock bag or plastic container
  • 2
    Add Chicken, toss to coat and refridgerate for 3 hours
  • 3
    Grill Sweet Red and Jalapeno Peppers until they blister and blacken and start to get a bit soft. Remove and reserve for serving
  • 4
    Cook the onions in a skillet over Medium-Low heat until they begin to caramelize.
  • 5
    Add the Chile powder, salt cumin and hot sauce to the onions and continue to reduce over Medium-Low heat for 4-5 mins. Remove and reserve for serving
  • 6
    Remove Chicken from Marinade and grill directly over high heat until cooked - about 4-5 mins per side
  • 7
    Add chicken, Peppers, and Onions to a fresh Portuguese roll, top with some Queso blanco or cheddar and garnish with lettuce, tomato, Guacamole, and salsa/hot sauce. Enjoy!
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