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Roasted Pepper Chicken Sandwiches

This is such a wonderful, flavorful sandwich perfect for a casual dinner, special lunch, or when hosting a luncheon. It's sure to get rave reviews. -Laura Merkle of Dover, Deleware
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • PEPPER MIXTURE:
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • SANDWICHES:
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) focaccia bread
  • 4 teaspoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 4 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir onion and sugar over medium heat until tender. Add garlic and seasonings; cook for 1 minute. Stir in roasted peppers and vinegar; cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; keep warm.
  • Drain chicken if necessary, discarding any excess marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  • Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Cut into 1/2-in. strips.
  • Cut focaccia in half lengthwise; spread mayonnaise over cut side of bread bottom. Layer with cheese, chicken strips and pepper mixture. Replace bread top; lightly press down. Grill, covered, for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into four sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 404 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.
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  • scsvatek
    Oct 27, 2011

    Excellent! Lots of flavor. We loved it. I can't believe the chicken was so flavorful after an hour of marinating, but it was great. I used whole wheat sandwich thins because that was what we had. Will make again soon.

  • time2cook
    Apr 21, 2010

    We loved this sandwich. I flattened the chicken breasts fairly thin, maybe 3/8 of an inch thick so they grilled quickly and cooked through evenly. Very flavorful and I think it would taste just as good without the vinegar if you aren't a vinegar fan.