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Honey-Citrus Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Honey-Citrus Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

During the summer months, our three children keep me plenty busy. So it's a welcome relief when my husband volunteers to cook out. These chicken sandwiches are his specialty! —Claire Batherson, Westchester, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 slices Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese, optional
  • 6 kaiser rolls, split
  • 6 thin tomato slices
  • 6 red onion slices
  • Shredded lettuce

Directions

  • 1. Flatten chicken breast evenly to 1/4-in. thickness; set aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the orange and lemon juices, honey, oil, mustard, poultry seasoning and cayenne pepper. Add chicken breasts; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain; discard marinade. Grill, uncovered, over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear. If desired, top each chicken breast with a slice of cheese and grill 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese begins to melt. Serve on rolls with tomato, onion and lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared without cheese) equals 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit; also, 388 calories, 602 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol, 46 gm carbohydrate, 34 gm protein, 8 gm fat.