Friday, March 27, 2009

Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Avocado Sandwich

Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Avocado Sandwich

3 Tbps olive oil
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp Watkins Chipotle Liquid Spice (less or more depending on how much heat you want)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
4 small slices of Monterey Jack cheese
4 sets of hamburger buns
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
2 tsp Watkins Chipotle Liquid Spice
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

In a shallow bowl, stir together the olive oil, lime juice, and chipotle liquid spice.

Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of wax paper. Use a meat pounder to pound the breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Cut off excess fat. If you are starting with 2 half-pound chicken breast halves, cut each one in half so that you have 4 pieces (to better fit the buns).

Place the chicken breasts in the marinade, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes, preferably an hour.

Heat your grill on high heat if you are using a gas grill, or prepare coals for direct heat if you are using charcoal. You can also use a cast-iron grill pan on your stove if you do not have a grill.

Grill the chicken pieces a couple minutes on each side, until cooked through. Once you have cooked the chicken pieces on one side and flipped them, add a slice of cheese to the chicken. Cover the grill for half a minute to melt the cheese. Toast the buns on the grill as well.

While chicken is cooking mix chipotle liquid spice with mayonnaise.
Assemble the sandwiches - bun bottom, chicken with melted cheese, avocado and lettuce, chipotle mayonnaise on the top bun. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Watkins Chipotle Liquid Spice
Article No. 01896, (148 mL/5 fl oz)

OK, so what’s a chipotle? A chipotle (chee-POTE-lay) chile is a jalapeƱo which is ripened to a brilliant red, then smoke-dried over a mesquite fire. Watkins has captured the smoky heat and deep, rich flavor of chipotle peppers in a base of pure grapeseed oil to make this delightful Liquid Spice. Its intense flavor is perfectly suited to foods like barbecue, chili and grilled fare, and adds a deliciously piquant counterpoint to cream sauces, dips and mayonnaise spreads.

• Season steaks on the grill for extra smoky flavor and spicy heat.

• Add to barbecue sauce for Tex-Mex flavor.

• Stir into mayonnaise for a colorful, tasty spread.

• Use to brown meat and onions for chili; add more later.

• Shake on fajitas for authentic, smoky flavor.

• Stir into pesto sauce, salsa or tomato sauce for a unique lift.

Note: We recommend that a customer use a bottle of Liquid Spice within six months. Although
grapeseed oil has a higher resistance to rancidity than many oils, it can develop an off taste when stored improperly (e.g. in light or near stove). All oils should be stored in a cool, dark place. Also, unlike many oils, grapeseed oil may be stored in the refrigerator without becoming cloudy.

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