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south of the border chicken sandwich

Recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

This recipe was created from a Baja Chicken Subway sandwich. I had ordered Baja Steak but when I got home and started eating I realized it was chicken but it was SO good I wasn't upset they made my order wrong. So I knew right then I needed to try and replicate it. I think I hit the nail on the head because I enjoyed my version just as much as theirs!!!

yield 10 to 12 six inch subs
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For south of the border chicken sandwich

  • 4
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 3 clove
    garlic cloves
  • 1/2
    sweet onion
  • garlic salt, or salt, black pepper to taste
  • 1 lg
    bell pepper
  • 1 sm
    sweet onion
  • 1 lb
  • 1-2 lb
    grated pepper jack, or muenster or any white melting cheese see note below
  • see link below for chipotle sauce

How To Make south of the border chicken sandwich

  • 1
    I slow cooked my chicken in a small electric roaster but you could boil it. I added the smashed garlic closes and 1/2 sweet onion cut into 3 quarters, salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Once chicken was done and cooled I cut it into 1/2 inch pieces and shredded it. I added garlic salt to taste.
  • 3
    Then I added the bacon which I had cooked, cooled and chopped up. The best way I've ever found to cook bacon and the ONLY way I ever cook it is on a baking sheet in the oven at 375º for 22 to 25 minutes, comes out picture perfect every time and I personally don't have a splatter issue.
  • 4
    Also dice up 1 large bell pepper and one small sweet onion to the size you like, I prefer a very small dice. Add that to the rest of the goodies.
  • 5
    Toss together until well incorporated. Add salt and pepper if desired to taste. Set aside. At this point you could add chipotle mayo, but this makes a BIG bowl so I waited to add it to the sandwiches. With the chipotle mayo mixed in it would make a great "chicken salad" mix.
  • 6
    Toast sub buns and add cheese, I use an electric griddle to toast mine and place a lid on top to help melt the cheese. I used Steak buns, I like the softness of the crust but it toasts up great.
  • 7
    Place generous amount of chicken on very cheesy buns and add plenty of chipotle mayo. It will be messy but it is worth every napkin you use!!!
  • 8
    Chipotle Sauce:

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