Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayo

From one of my favorite recipe blogsLive.Love.Eat

(This is on my menu this week--but I am posting it early so I can find it easily when I need it--I'll let you know how it is! Go to the link above for GREAT pictures!!!)

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayo
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
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.

Straight for the cook: (see link above)
This was meant to be a light dish but I couldn't help but fatten it up a bit. Instead of baked tortilla chips I used Spicy Doritos. 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.


andrea said...

i must be starting to feel better...this sounds so wonderful! yummy!!! crushed tortilla chips? i'll have to try this! my hubby and I love red onion! it just makes everything smell and tasted so much better!...yep...i'm hungry!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Thanks for the linky love girl!