Monday, January 26, 2009

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayo

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!



MAYO:
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tblsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced

CHICKEN:
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

REMAINING INGREDIENTS:
4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls, split
12 (1/8-inch-thick) red onion slices
Lettuce leaves

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.

{My Thoughts}

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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56 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Now this is something I could probably eat 5 of.

Briony said...

i love anything with spicy chicken...you can bet i will be making this very very soon!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Is it fat that I knew those were Publix rolls just from the look of em........

Chef Chuck said...

That looks delish, I love cilantro with chicken and on a sandwich!
Yumm!!

Scary Mommy said...

That looks so much better than the cold, bland chicken sandwich I had for dinner. Blech!!!

Elizabeth said...

this looks amazing!

JMBMOMMY said...

This looks so good!!!

Kacey R. said...

I want to eat this RIGHT NOW! YUM! I love sandwiches too and this made me think of your yummy Chicken Florentine that is too.die.for. I'll have to make this one over the weekend when I have help in the kitchen. :D

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Oh Baby! That looks goooooood. I'm also a sandwich freak. I be try this.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Excellent recipe! My husband LOVES spicy chicken sandwiches. Thanks for sharing!

Mo said...

Hi there stranger. Sorry I have been MIA.

I'm gonna have to add this one to the recipe list for sure.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I like the Doritos inspiration. Anything with a bit of spicy nacho cheese flavor is good.

-Francesca

Brenda said...

That looks SO good! I love to have recipes like this for days off so that we eat in rather than out and save ourselves some money!

Tam said...

I am a sandwich GIRL...my husband hates sandwiches..lol HMMM this looks like something I can eat doing the single mom thing....LOL

simpledaisy said...

I might have to try this for my husband!! I don't eat meat myself...but it does sound yummy!!

Deanna said...

This is going on my list for Super Bowl Sunday! All three of my boys will LOVE it!!

KDLOST said...

this looks delicious! i am a sucker for a tasty sandwich. :)

Tabitha Blue said...

Ok, that looks SOOOOOO good!! Although I may have to lay off a bit of the spice, maybe use regular doritoes, my family is not a huge 'spicey' fan. Still, these look so good!!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Rachel said...

oh my I just sent this to my hubby; my mouth is watering!!! It looks delicious and I love chicken sandwiches...and spicy too!

Lump said...

now this would be something I would mess up. :( I can't cook chicken to save a life. oh but it looks so yummy!

Jen said...

oh you are so tempting my tummy.

Jessica said...

Super Yum!!

Kiera said...

Oh my this looks amazing! I really want to reach into my computer screen and take a big bite out of it!

Maria said...

Cilantro and lime, the best flavor combo!!

Rachael said...

we had pork sandwiches last night as well, these look even tastier!

Wifey Dessert said...

omg.. that looks so yummy!!! i am going to try this!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I think my fave part of this recipe is the mayo!! I love cilantro.

Coco said...

These look super fattening. You had me at mayonaise.

Jamey said...

WOW this looks so good! My hubby would LOVE this, I also tried your carmelized shrimp this weekend and it was a hit! thanks!

Lisa said...

Any recipe with Tabasco is a winner before I have even tasted it.

Sarah said...

Oh Wow! These look incredible. I could make non spicy ones for the kids. and SPICY for me :)

Michelle said...

We did this to chicken when we cooked at the Ronald McDonald house. It was a huge hit!

Michelle said...

Oh this sounds good! I was trying to figure out what you would use Doritos or tortilla chips before actually reading the recipe. Let's just say that breading the chicken never occurred to me! And that mayo? I can see lots of other uses for it, too. Thanks!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

my mouth is watering!!
What the heck is egg substitute??

lana said...

Another fab recipe from you! Thanks for always sharing something great!

Life with Kaishon said...

Well, Gary will just love this! I will try to make one for him this weekend! You are great.

angie said...

It does sound delicious!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

I can NOT eat a sandwich without cheese!!

HeatherY said...

I swear you make me drool ALL the time! ;-) doritos and cheese - you are speaking my husband's language!

Octamom said...

I'm thinking of all kinds of naughty stuff that amazing mayo could go on--like a fat burger with some stripes of bacon!!

Blessings!

The Blonde Duck said...

Brilliant! I'm printing this sucker out....yum! And can you imagine it on biscuits--God, I can make anything unhealthy can't I?

starnes family said...

I think I could live on sandwiches alone. Especially ones like these! Yum.

Pam said...

My husband would LOVE this sandwich. I will have to make it soon. YUM.

Lula! said...

This is what I need to make me feel all better...wish we lived closer...

Bre said...

You truly make everyday cooking seem like so much fun ! The chicken burger looks yummy and I LOVE coconut curried dishes so definitely want to try the soup. Just love your cooing taste overall ....fun, yummy and unique !

...and no worries - I totally "get" the MIA thing.... I just posted about that myself. As a working Mama and one who shares her computer sith three kids, I can usually only get on here twice a week let alone post once a week LOL

You know I always enjoy your comments when you get a chance !

Take Care !

Bre

Sweet Pea Chef said...

My mouth is watering just reading this recipe. I love cilantro, and it sounds like it worked well in this sandwich. Isn't CL mag the best?

mommaof4wife2r said...

mmmmmmm! i want a sandwich now...right now!

Courtney said...

Wow, that sounds amazing! I"m going to make this next week! We are HUGE spicy chicken fans around here! :)

Pam said...

My niece Jackie suggested I visit your blog. I should NEVER have done so this late at night, for now I am STARVING!!! You are one talented gal. Your cooking, photos, and style of writing have drawn me in!

Simply AnonyMom said...

That looks so good! Hubby saw it in the reader and asked me to make it this weekend. Thank you.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Friend is doing ok. Not sure about my mom's blog. Gonna ask her today. I didn't realize it was gone! Just haven't seen much of butterfly man. We've both been busy! He's going through a divorce as well. The butterflies will be back!

newlyweds said...

This recipe looks so good, I am going to blog about superbowl snacks and I am highlighting this recipe! Thanks for sharing a great one!

avtcoach said...

Wow! You are amazing! I don't know how you do it. I look at a recipe in a cookbook and I honestly cannot tell if it would be good, you on the otherhand always strike it good! This sandwich looks yummy!

jsprik said...

oh yeah, printing this one to try!! thanks!!

Candace said...

I stumbled across your blog and this recipe about a week ago, and was practically drooling over this de-lish sandwich. Somehow, I forgot to bookmark it... After some fancy google finger-work, I managed to find it.

So now, with a full belly, I just have to vouch for this scrumptious recipe. I too, used spicy Doritos, as my husband is a Doritos fiend and we also have them on hand. This will become a regular in my house.

Thanks!

Ace C said...

Another one that I can easily pull off.