Grilled Chicken Mojito Sandwiches



Ingredients:
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lime rind 
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced serrano chile (with seeds)
  • Sandwich:
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum $
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders 
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (2-ounce) French rolls, halved
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices 
  • 4 red leaf lettuce leaves


Preparation:
  • To prepare dressing, combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cover and chill.
  • To prepare sandwich, combine 1 tablespoon mint and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken breast tenders; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Prepare grill.
  • Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done and onion is tender. Remove from grill; sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Grill roll halves, cut side down, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  • Spread about 1 tablespoon dressing over the bottom halves of the rolls. Top each serving with 3 ounces chicken breast tenders, 1 onion slice, 2 tomato slices, and 1 lettuce leaf; cover with top halves of rolls.

Jeanne Kelley, Cooking Light
JUNE 2006