South of the Border Chicken Sandwich

READY IN: 6hrs 8mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Spicy grilled chicken sandwiches (or you can broil), with pepper-jack cheese and a spicy mayo to give it a little kick. Perfect for weekend meals!

Top Review by Starrynews

This is a great sandwich! The flavors come together beautifully, and the citrus in the marinade and the mayo is a great touch. I used all of the optional ingredients. Now all I have to do is remember to start marinating it in time :) Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.
  2. Combine oil and juice in a resealable ziplock bag.
  3. Add chicken and marinate 4-6 hours.
  4. Combine ingredients for Spicy Mayo (mayonnaise, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, tomato paste, lime juice, and orange juice) until smooth.
  5. Chill for several 2-3 hours before making sandwiches to blend flavors.
  6. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.
  7. Grill or broil chicken 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through, turning once while cooking.
  8. Remove chicken from heat and place cheese on chicken while it is very hot.
  9. Butter cut sides of rolls and grill or toast until lightly golden and crisp.
  10. Place chicken (with cheese), lettuce, tomato, red onion, a dallop of southwest mayo, and sprinkle about a tablespoon of chopped cilantro on each sandwich and top with upper portion of each roll.
  11. Serve hot.

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