It’s Monday again and if your week looks anything like mine, you will be needing at least one quick dinner fix this week! With that in mind, I bring you “Chicken N Cherries”…a lunch we shared with our friends Jeremy & Sara a few weeks back. In our remaining weeks of summer, we may as well enjoy the fresh produce and grilling temps available to us.
As the 4 of us prepped our salad, corn on the cob, and chicken, we all snacked on fresh cherries. Life isn’t always like a bowl of cherries…especially during a busy work week…but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some when you get home. Indulge in a few as you make your meal or add them as a sweet side!
To whip up an easy chicken sandwich that is everything but ordinary to your taste buds…season your meat with your choice of Penzey Spices. Sara often mentions Penzey Spices in her blog and recipes, for example: http://sarabconsulting.blogspot.com/2010/05/penzeys-spices-breakfast-sausage.html. Ironically enough, Ryan & I had received a large gift box of Penzey Spices as a wedding gift 5yrs ago. Because of my inexperience with Penzeys, I never tried them.
SO, with Sara in my kitchen, I pulled them out of the cupboard and vowed to use them! Now I have…and I will never go back! SO GOOD. 🙂 For this sandwich, Sara seasoned the chicken with “Northwoods” Seasoning. Check ’em out: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html
GRILLED CHIPOTLE CHICKEN SANDWICH
- Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken breast, cleaned & seasoned with Olive Oil & Penzey Seasoning
- Penzey Northwoods Seasoning (or seasoning of your choice)
- Extra Light Olive Oil
- Kraft Chipotle Mayo
- Pepper Jack Cheese, sliced
- Tomato, sliced
Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
Ensure all of your ingredients are prepped. Chicken should be brushed with olive oil and seasoned on both sides with Penzey Seasonings. Pepper Jack cheese and tomatoes should be sliced. Lettuce should be rinsed and torn into bun size pieces.
Once the grill is preheated, brush grates with Extra Light Olive Oil so that the chicken does not stick. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for ~6-7 minutes per side or until cooked through. In the final minute of grilling, add a slice or two of pepper jack cheese to the top of the chicken breast. Allow cheese to melt. Remove chicken from the grill and cover with tinfoil.
If you’d like your buns toasted, slice buns and set them on the upper rack of the grill for ~1 minute or until done. Don’t walk away…can burn quickly! Remove from grill.
With the chicken and buns grilled, it’s time to build your sandwich! We chose to brush Kraft’s Chipotle Mayo on the bun, add a pepper jack smothered chicken breast, and top with lettuce and tomato! Feel free to add a twist of your own!
Chicken N Cherries. Fresh. Fast. Filling!