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Tangy Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Tangy Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

“I love grilling chicken because it's a healthier choice,” shares Joe Slate from Port St. Joe, Florida. “I put my 'Joe-style' twist on this sandwich with a spicy-sweet marinade and a homemade blue cheese dressing.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Mexican seasoning
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 onion rolls, split and toasted
  • 2 cooked bacon strips
  • 2 slices Colby cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices red onion


  • 1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the first five ingredients to a boil; boil, uncovered, for 1 minute. Cool for 10 minutes; set aside 1/4 cup for basting.
  • 2. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, chives, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and pepper. Spread over roll bottoms; top with chicken, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Replace roll tops. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 571 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 921mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 45g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"AWESOME flavor!!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"The marinade is awesome. The chicken is very flavorful. I skip the homemade dressing and opt for store bought blue cheese or ranch dressing to save time."

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