Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

"This recipe served as the cover photo for the August 2007 issue of Food and Wine magazine. I couldn't get my mind off the photo and made these the very next day. This is a perfect summertime sandwich! Quick, easy and delicious. Prep time includes marinating time."
 
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil created by Dine  Dish
Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of the olive oil with the lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, garlic and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Spoon 1» tablespoons of the mixture into a medium bowl, add the tomatoes and turn to coat. Add the chicken to the large bowl and turn to coat. Let the tomatoes and chicken stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Light a grill. Brush the rolls with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and grill over high heat until golden. Add the chicken to the grill, season with salt and pepper and grill over high heat, turning once, until cooked through and lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Place the chicken on the rolls and top with the mozzarella, tomato and basil. Spoon any tomato juices on the top half of the bun, close the sandwiches and serve.

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  1. jenniferhenkel
    This was sooo amazing. My whole family enjoyed it. This was so easy to make and the flavor combinations were lovely. I was surprised that it only needed 30min. to marinade.
     
  2. jenniferhenkel
    I added a bit more lemon zest and I ran out of fresh basil so added dried to the marinade. I will do fresh next time. I know it would have made them even better!
     
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    Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Created by jenniferhenkel
  4. Glenn
    This was very good and very summery. Next time I'm going to add the Garlic Mayonnaise Dip, recipe #8233, too. Sounds like a great suggestion.
     
  5. Hey Jude
    What a great alternative to beef burgers! I served this with potato salad and cucumber salad. We LOVED this sandwich and it will become a staple in our house this summer, using our garden tomatoes and basil. I'm really glad you posted this D&D, thanks so much :)
     

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