Go Green Chicken Sammies

May 2008
Go Green Chicken Sammies

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These tangy sammies are topped with a spicy-cool combo of pico de gallo and guacamole.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Grated peel of 1 lime plus juice of 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 deli slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno chiles, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 hamburger buns or crusty rolls, split and toasted
  • 1 head bibb lettuce or green leaf lettuce
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
Directions
  1. In a shallow dish, combine the EVOO, cilantro, scallions, thyme, lime peel, half of the lime juice, and the hot sauce; season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill the chicken until cooked through, 12 minutes. Just before the cooking time is up, top each breast with a slice of pepper jack cheese.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, red onion, tomato, jalapenos, garlic, lemon juice and remaining lime juice; season with salt.
  4. Top each bun bottom with lettuce, a chicken breast, a mound of guacamole and a bun top. Serve with the tortilla chips.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Now & Zen Wasabi White 2006 (France)
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