Guacamole Chicken Sandwich

Yet another success from the May 2008 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray. The real name for these sandwiches is “Go Green Chicken Sammies” but I just couldn’t bring myself to use that as my post title. It’s just too Rachael-ified. But as much as I can’t stand all her goofy recipe titles, I’ve got to admit the girl knows how to write a good dinner recipe. These were delicious, healthy, and perfect for summer. I loved the herb, oil, and lime juice marinade. My only suggestion to change it up a bit is to use your own Guacamole recipe and trust your gut. In the recipe it calls for 1 small red onion for the guacamole made with two avocados. In my opinion that would make it way way way too oniony (and I’m actually a big fan of onion). I would just use 1/4 of a small onion.

Go Green Chicken Sammies

Source: Everyday with Rachael Ray May 2008

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Grated peel of 1 lime plus juice of 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Four skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 deli slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 hamburger buns or crusty rolls, split and toasted
  • 1 head bibb lettuce or green leaf lettuce
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

In a shallow dish, combine the EVOO, cilantro, scallions, thyme, lime peel, half of the lime juice, and the hot sauce; season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill the chicken until cooked through, 12 minutes. Just before the cooking time is up, top each breast with a slice of pepper jack cheese.

In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, red onion, tomato, jalapeños, garlic, lemon juice and remaining lime juice; season with salt.

Top each bun bottom with lettuce, a chicken breast, a mound of guacamole and a bun top. Serve with the tortilla chips.

6 Responses to “Guacamole Chicken Sandwich”

  1. Melissa Says:

    Those look great! I have never made guac, but I’m ready to give it a shot to have this. I made another one of RR’s chicken burgers and they were good – this looks even better! And…more uses for our jalapenos! Bonus🙂

  2. joelen Says:

    Wow… does that look awesome! I’m such a guac fan and would totally eat this up🙂

  3. Stephanie Graves Says:

    My mouth is watering! I love guac as well, I can eat an entire batch myself!

  4. katie102006 Says:

    Oh ymg oodness I’m a sucker for quacamole and chicken burgers are so good. I am starring this to try. It looks soooo good!

  5. gaga Says:

    Yum, guacamole makes everything better! =)

  6. Kari Says:

    I love guac and chicken salad. Ive never thought of combining them and I cant wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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