Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh my gosh YUM

I came across this recipe in a blog that I read all the time and I can't for the life of me remember where I saw it...forgive me! I made this tonight and it's so, so, so good. So easy and is this seriously relatively healthy?? It's way too good! I can tell this is something that I'm going to crave and it's absolutely going in my recipe box.

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro Lime Mayo from Cooking Light

(I skipped the mayo...cilantro tastes like dish soap to me.)

4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


  • Mayo:
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Chicken:
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (Or you can just buy the cutlets like I could probably even use tenderloins for a "strip sandwich")
  • 4 1/2 ounces baked tortilla chips (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls, split
  • 12 (1/8-inch-thick) red onion slices
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • tomato slices


1. To prepare mayo, combine the first 4 ingredients.

2. To prepare chicken, combine egg substitute, hot sauce, oregano, and salt in a large zip-top plastic bag. Cut chicken breast halves in half horizontally to form 4 cutlets. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours or up to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.

3. Place tortilla chips in a food processor; process 1 minute or until ground. Place ground chips in a shallow dish.

4. Working with one cutlet at a time, remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip off. Coat chicken completely in chips. Set aside. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken and chips.

5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned and done. Spread mayo evenly over cut sides of rolls. Layer bottom half of each roll with 3 onion slices, 1 lettuce leaf, and 1 chicken cutlet; top with top halves of rolls.

**I added the tomato and browned my bun in the oven.


  1. OOh, I saved this recipe - it looks YUMMY!

  2. Oh I think I read that also but I cant remember where!

  3. We are trying to eat healthy too! This recipe looks oh so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. yumm-o! I will be putting this in my recipe box as well!

  5. Wow this sounds good! I'm going to have to try it out!

  6. This sounds really tasty. You crack me up about the cilantro.

  7. That looks really good - I am definitley going to have to try it!

    I left you something on my blog!

  8. YUM. Except cilantro does not taste like dishwater. Blasphemy! :) Cilantro is one of those things you either love or don't... and I love it!

  9. Don't do this to a pregnant woman. I just want to eat it off the screen. =)

  10. This sounds so yummy. I'll have to save this recipe and make it one day. :)

  11. from someone who is NOT EATING FOR 3 DAYS these looks so incredibly good!!!

  12. Wow this looks amazing; I'm so stealing it for dinner tonight! Thanks!

  13. Cooking Light consistently has wonderful recipes. Thanks so much for sharing -- and please give cilantro another try. It's so fresh that it livens up anything.

  14. Your cilantro comment cracks me up. This is totally random but I read in the New York Times a while back that there is actually a gene that determines whether people like cilantro or not. Crazy huh?

  15. That looks good! I bet even my picky little one will eat it. Definitely will try it!

  16. OMG! Girl...just read your comment...I died laughing!!

  17. what happened to you vaca post?its gone!!

    ps i want to eat these right now!

  18. I made this for my boyfriend a couple of nights ago and he LOVED it! We even made the leftovers for lunch the next day. If you haven't made this for Country already you definitely should!

  19. Oh yum! I want to eat one right now!

  20. These are YUM! In reference to your dislike of cilantro.. You actually are missing a link in your make-up (DNA) that causes cilantro to taste like dish soap. You probably don't like green bell peppers, either! ;) So- you will literally never enjoy the (amazing) flavor of cilantro! So, don't let anyone give you a hard time!



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