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Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

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.

Sunset AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total:30 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 503
  • Calories from fat: 47%
  • Protein: 43g
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 1058mg
  • Cholesterol: 119mg

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