The sweet (whole grain rolls and bellpeppers) and the sassy (a tangy cabbagescallionslaw) interlace in this chickenbreast sandwich.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 40 mins
Grill: 10 mins
- 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 8 oz. each)
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 tsp. dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 4 cups shredded savoy cabbage (about 1/4 head)
- 2 bell peppers (preferably red and yellow), thinly sliced
- 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
- 8 whole wheat potato slider rolls (2- to 3-inch), split
- Softened butter, for rolls
- Slice each chicken breast on the diagonal against the grain into four or five 1/2-inch-thick medallions. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp. EVOO, 2 tbsp. mustard, 1 1/2 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tbsp. water, the thyme and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
- At least 30 minutes before cooking the chicken, make the slaw. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tbsp. EVOO, 1 tbsp. mustard, 1 tbsp. vinegar and the brown sugar until blended. Add the cabbage, bell peppers and scallions and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Preheat a grill to medium. Lightly spread the cut sides of the rolls with butter. Grill, buttered side down, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to plates or a platter.
- Add the chicken to the grill, cover and cook, turning once, until lightly charred on both sides and just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken pieces to the roll bottoms, top with the slaw and cover with the roll tops.
- Beer: a crisp wheat brew, such as Blue Moon Belgian White Ale. Wine: a bright, fresh-tasting white, such as a New Zealand sauvignon blanc.