June 13, 2009

Greg's Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

While the boy and I were in San Diego, the husband made himself a grilled chicken sandwich that he has not stopped talking about since. He proclaimed it to be the BEST chicken sandwich that he had ever grilled. I was sad that I missed it, so I asked him to recreate it for me tonight. It is a fairly simple marinade recipe, so our dinner will be pretty low-key. We are just going to have our chicken on whole wheat buns, bake up some tater tots, and toss together a side salad. Pretty basic, but I am looking forward to it nonetheless.

Greg's Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 Tablespoons of canola oil
1/4 cup of lemon juice
2 Tablespoons of Chalula brand hot sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
hamburger buns
mayo for topping

In a large zip top bag, combine all ingredients and place in the fridge. Let the chicken marinate for a minimum of 2 hours (you can leave it overnight at the most). Remove chicken from fridge 1 hour before grilling, so meat may come to room temperature (I would not let it sit out any longer than an hour). Grill chicken on a charcoal grill until no longer pink in the center and juices are clear (165 degrees internally). Once cooked, let the chicken stand 5-10 minutes before serving so the juices inside the meat can redistribute. Serve on a bun with a tiny bit of mayo. Enjoy!

The Result:
These were indeed very yummy chicken sandwiches! The combo of lemon juice and hot sauce was oddly pleasing...a really nice contrast in flavor. Overall, I loved this sandwich!!! I would agree that they made for a pretty awesome dinner. Sometimes the simplest ingredients make for the best meals!!! We will definitely have these sandwiches again.
For a side dish, I made an easy version of an Italian caprese salad. I looked back through my blog and realized that I have never posted that recipe. I guess I will just have to fix that little oversight in a separate post. We had the tomato salad and tater tots with our dinner. I was running ridiculously low on tots. As you can see from the photo, I only had enough for 6 tots per person. I don't think I even had 1/4 of a bag left when I pulled them from the freezer. It was pretty pathetic to only see 18 lowly tots on a cookie sheet...hardly enough to even warm up the oven for. Oh well, we were happy to have our 6 tots-a-piece with the salad and sandwiches.

1 comment:

Marge said...

This sounds wonderful! I love finding new ways to cook chicken. Thanks for the post!