But, we had already had fast food the night before, so I knew that I needed to pull myself together and just make dinner.I started thinking about how much I love grilled chicken sandwiches from our local fast food joint, I thought about how I could easily make it myself . . .
and this little number was born!
It was fast, easy, and my family loved it . . . which seems to be a recurring theme with the recipes that I post (I don’t post the ones that they gag on or complain about because chances are that your family would probably do the same!).
Anyway, this is a quick and yummy alternative to fast food . . . and you won’t feel guilty feeding it to your family!
Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
6 hamburger buns
your favorite sandwich toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo, avocado, cheese, etc)
Mix together the oil, honey, lime juice, chile powder, and cumin in a ziploc bag. Place chicken inside, zip bag closed, and make sure that chicken is fully coated by marinade. Place bag of chicken in the fridge and let marinade for at least 30 minutes (I actually let mine go for about 2 hours- but you could even let it go for 8-10 hours for really flavorful meat!).
Remove chicken from fridge and preheat grill to medium high heat. Grill the chicken for a couple of minutes on each side, turning once, until the chicken is no longer pink and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
If you want, you can melt your cheese on the chicken while it cooks and even toast your buns on the grill.
I served these with Baked Sweet Potato Fries.