Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe
This grilled chicken sandwich recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a relaxed weekend meal. What sets this sandwich apart is the mouthwatering sauce that elevates it to the next level of deliciousness.
For the most flavorful results, use high-quality ingredients:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade)
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Pinch of salt and pepper (if needed)
- 4 whole wheat burger buns
- Tomato slices
- Sliced red onion
Feel free to substitute olive oil with alternatives like avocado oil and choose your favorite type of burger bun, such as the delectable brioche buns.
Begin by placing your hand on top of each chicken breast and carefully slicing each breast in half lengthwise. Trim any excess fat from the chicken using kitchen scissors or a knife.
In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and honey. Mix thoroughly to create a flavorful marinade.
Place the chicken into a shallow dish or bowl and pour the marinade over it. Ensure that the chicken is well-coated. Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat a grill, grill pan, or cast iron pan to medium heat. Add a bit of oil to prevent sticking. Lay the chicken pieces onto the cooking surface and cook each side for approximately 3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. A meat thermometer can be handy for this, especially for larger pieces of chicken. Continue until all 4 chicken pieces are cooked to perfection.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Mix until you achieve a thick, silky sauce.
To assemble the burgers, spread a generous amount of sauce on each half of the buns. Layer lettuce on the bottom bun, add the cooked chicken, and top it with sliced tomatoes, red onion, and the other half of the bun.
Optionally, drizzle a little extra sauce for extra flavor. Enjoy your delicious grilled chicken sandwiches!
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 514 kcal
These grilled chicken sandwiches are easy to make and bursting with flavor. Whether for a weeknight dinner or a laid-back weekend meal, they're sure to satisfy your cravings. Bon appétit!