Sweet & Tangy Chicken Sandwiches
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup Asian chili sauce (Sriracha)
- 1⁄4 cup apple jelly or 1/4 cup hot pepper jelly
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or 2 teaspoons coarse grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
- olive oil or cooking oil
- salt & fresh ground pepper
- 8 French rolls or 8 hoagie rolls, halved lengthwise and toasted
- 8 slices mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, white cheddar cheese or 8 slices monterey jack cheese
- 16 6 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham or 6 ounces prosciutto
- thinly sliced tomatoes
- For sauce: In small saucepan, heat and stir Sriracha and jelly over medium heat untill jelly melts. Stir in vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder; remove from heat; set aside.
- Lightly pound chicken breast halves between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to about 1/4-inch thickness. Brush both sides of chicken with oil; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
- To cook the chicken by direct grill method: Grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 8 minutes or till no pink remains, turning once. Cut chicken into bite size strips.
- To broil the chicken: Arrange the chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until no pink remains, turning once. Cut chicken into bite size strips.
- To assemble, lightly spread the toasted roll or bun halves with the warm sauce. Add chicken, cheese slice, bacon, and tomato slices. Top with roll or bun tops.
- To serve, if you like, place wrapped sandwiches on a grill rack over medium heat, turning occasionally till heated through. Serve with any remaining sauce.
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