September 28, 2012 by chicagogrilling365
Tonight after a grueling hour and 15 mins at the gym I wanted to eat something full of protein and veggies. I decided to make a spicy chicken sandwich with mixed greens, red onions, fresh tomato, a homemade chipolte mayo, cheese, and topped with a scoop of guacamole.
The sun was going down and the air was getting cooler when I started the grill. I wanted to hurry before it was completely dark outside.
First, I made my spicy chipolte mayo. In a blender I combined, chopped garlic, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, some cilantro, one chipolte pepper and a couple tablespoons of mayo. I let this blend til smooth, removed and refrigerated.
With the mayo out of the way and my coals getting hot, I threw the chicken on the grill. The chicken was marinated in oil, salt,pepper, cilantro, paprika, chili powder and cayenne, for about 30 mins.
As the chicken cooked I cut my bread, veggies and cheese. I found this tasty cheese (Gruyere cave aged cheese, raw milk Swiss emmi?) in the ” Little Cheese” bin at Whole Foods. Only $3.00, enough for the sandwich and for me to snack on while I cooked.
The chicken only had five more minutes to cook, so I added the cheese and shut the grill lid. While the cheese was melting I spread the chipolte mayo on the bread and added the rest of the veggies. Then I added the hot hunk of chicken breast, topped with a huge scoop of guacamole and pressed it all together with the top of the ciabatta bread.
Once again I created another monster sandwich! Eating this beast was like swimming in concrete…very difficult.
The price of this sandwich will vary, depending on where you purchase your items. I went to Whole Foods. It’s next to my gym and I was too tired to go somewhere else. So, if you shop at Whole Foods, like me, the price was about $30 for three servings (not bad). If you went to a less expensive grocer it would be about $18 for three servings.
My sandwich had about 600 calories. Also not too bad. You could create the same dish with lower calories. Example: Smaller chicken breast, open faced (less bread),etc… I already used a low fat mayo for mine.
Total prep and cooking time is 45 min to an hour.
After a long day of cooking, cleaning, and working out, it’s time for a small glass of wine, and a hot bubbly bath in my Jacuzzi tub!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for tomorrow. I’m gonna make a bigger, messier, more delicious sandwich. So good Guy Fieri will dye his hair brown to eat it! Guy Fieri is the unnatural blond on the food show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”.
K & J