Citrusy Chicken and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

  • Yield: servings


Cheesy Chipotle Mayo:
1/2cup light mayonnaise
1/3cup soft goat cheese
2teaspoons minced canned chipotle pepper
2tablespoons minced cilantro
pinch kosher salt
4-- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, 6 ounces each
Mojo Marinade:
1-- seeded and chopped jalapeno
1cup cilantro leaves
1/3cup fresh orange juice
1/3cup fresh lime juice
3tablespoons olive oil
1/4teaspoon kosher salt
3-- garlic cloves, finely grated
3/4teaspoon kosher salt
1/2cup flour
2tablespoons ground cumin
3tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, divided
12slices avocado
2tablespoons chopped red onion
1teaspoon fresh lime juice
1tablespoon finely grated orange zest
4-- split Kaiser rolls, lightly toasted
-- Cilantro, orange and lime for garnish


To make the cheesy chipotle mayo, place mayonnaise, goat cheese, chipotle, cilantro and salt in small bowl and mix until blended. Cover and refrigerate.

Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness. To make the Mojo Marinade, place jalapeno, cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, salt and garlic in a blender and puree. Place in a food-safe plastic bag along with the chicken breast halves. Seal bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt. In a shallow dish, combine the flour and cumin. Dredge chicken in the flour, pressing so flour adheres. Heat 3 Tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through.

Place the avocado slices in a shallow dish and sprinkle with onion. Whisk together 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, lime juice and orange zest and pour over the avocado slices.

To assemble the sandwiches, spread an equal amount of the mayo onto the cut sides of the rolls. Onto each roll bottom place a cooked chicken breast half, an equal amount of the avocado slices with onion, and a roll top. Place on a platter garnished with cilantro, orange and lime.

Makes 4 sandwiches