SW Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

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!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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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