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Pan-Seared Chicken Sandwich With Roasted Garlic Aioli

Yield 4 servings


  • 2 whole garlic heads
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (2-ounce) sandwich buns, split
  • 4 red leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices tomato

Nutrition Information

  • calories 403
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 36 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 709 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • calcium 182 mg

How to Make It

  1. Remove white papery skin from garlic heads (do not peel or separate the cloves). Coat each head with cooking spray; wrap separately in foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour; let cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; carefully snip or cut 1 end of each clove. Squeeze cloves over a small bowl to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins.

  2. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over garlic pulp; mash with a fork until blended. Stir in mayonnaise until blended. Cover tightly with plastic wrap pressed onto surface of aioli; chill.

  3. Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap or wax paper; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin (if chicken breasts are very large, cut in half, crosswise). Sprinkle salt and pepper over 1 side of each chicken breast.

  4. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat chicken breasts with cooking spray. Add chicken breasts, seasoned side down; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan, and keep warm. Coat cut sides of buns with cooking spray; place in skillet, cut sides down, and cook until lightly toasted.

  5. Spread 1 tablespoon garlic aioli over toasted sides of each bun. Divide chicken evenly among bottom halves of buns; top with lettuce, tomato, and top halves of buns. Serve immediately.

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