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Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
Try this lighter version of Buffalo chicken sandwiches. We coated the meat in a mix of spices to give it the same kick as the original, then grilled instead of fried it.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 2) boned, skinned chicken breast halves, halved crosswise and pounded until 1/2 in. thick
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 focaccia or ciabatta rolls, split
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce
  • 4 slices heirloom tomato

Nutrition Information

  • calories 503
  • caloriesfromfat 47 %
  • protein 43 g
  • fat 26 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • sodium 1058 mg
  • cholesterol 119 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). In a medium bowl, coat chicken with oil, salt, and spices. Grill chicken, turning once, until no longer pink in center, about 6 minutes total. Grill roll halves just until toasted and grill marks appear, about 1 minute.

  2. Mix mayonnaise and blue cheese and spread 1 heaping tbsp. on cut sides of each roll. Assemble sandwiches with chicken, lettuce, and tomato.