Thursday, May 05, 2005

Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches (Adapted from CL)

1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
16 ounces boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, finely chopped
2 tablespoons adobo sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 sandwich rolls
2 ounces smoked mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese

In a large saucepan, add water, 1 teaspoon cumin, 4 sliced garlic cloves and chicken. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is done - about 10 minutes. Drain and remove chicken. Slice chicken across grain into thin pieces - cover to keep warm.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook until they are just beginning to turn golden - about 3 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon cumin and cook until fragrant - about 1 minute. Mix in tomato puree and cook until mixture thickens to a paste-like consistency - about 4 minutes. Stir in chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place the sliced chicken into the sauce and cook until thoroughly heated through - about 3 minutes.

Preheat broiler.

Cut the roll in half and place cut side up on a baking sheet. Toast rolls under the broiler. Remove only the top halves of the rolls from the baking sheet. Evenly divide chicken mixture among the bottom halves of rolls and evenly scatter the top of the chicken with cheese. Place back under the broiler just until the cheese melts. Remove and place top half back on to serve.

Makes 4 servings.

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  1. wow, looks great!

  2. This looks amazing! I am going to try this recipe .Cold and snowy here in PA so I am anxious for warmer weather and lighter food!

  3. OH yum! Going into my to try "pile".


  4. Andy - Thanks!

    Elizabeth - Hope you like them.

    Courtney - Let me know what you think if you give them a go!

  5. Wow! That looks amazing. I can't wait until I have a party. My mouth will be watering until then.

  6. Erielle - Thanks! Let me know how you like them!

  7. Made this tonight! YUM. We bit spicy for time I'll probably just use one chipotle! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Scotte - Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, we tend to like our food spicy!

  9. Have made this twice now, the second time for my birthday feast. Love it! Thank you.