This is another "...have to make this right away recipe" that I found from Cooking Light. When I get the urge for one of those breaded chicken sandwiches from the fast food joints, I will reach for this instead.
While this is meant to be a healthy alternative, I did succumb to the urge of fattening it up just a bit by adding a little cheese. I also used spicy Doritos instead of baked tortilla chips. This really only takes minutes once you have the chicken marinating. I love how the hot sauce works its way through the chicken in the short time it marinates. This is a must try folks!
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tblsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup egg substitute
3 tblsp hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 1/2 ounces baked tortilla chips (about 6 cups)
2 tblsp olive oil
4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls, split
12 (1/8-inch-thick) red onion slices
To prepare mayo, combine the first 4 ingredients.
To prepare chicken, combine egg substitute, hot sauce, oregano & salt in a large zip-top plastic bag. Cut chicken breast halves in half horizontally to form 4 cutlets. Pound out a bit to uniform the size & make thinner. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours or up to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.
Crush tortilla chips in a shallow dish until ground.
Working with one cutlet at a time, remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip off. Coat chicken completely in chips. Set aside. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken & chips.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until browned & done. Spread mayo evenly over cut sides of rolls. Layer bottom half of each roll with 3 onion slices, 1 lettuce leaf & 1 chicken cutlet; top with top halves of rolls. Makes 4 sandwiches.
I used Spicy Doritos (used less than the 6 cups mentioned) for the breading. I also added 1/2 slice of American cheese to each sandwich because we love cheese!!! We made these twice & while I used dried cilantro I do recommend using fresh. I also think this sandwich would be as equally tasty with just mayo but my husband loved it so much as is.
I rarely ever use red onions because they're so strong but they work really nicely on this sandwich. Also, feel free to use whichever sandwich rolls look best to you at your market. I used French hamburger rolls from the bakery because they looked too beautiful to pass up. I marinated the chicken for 2 hours & it was perfect.
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