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Grilled Basil Chicken Sandwiches

Serves 4

Total Time
30 mins

Coated with a simple basil mayo, the chicken in this open-face sandwich would also be good chopped and tossed into a salad or served alongside rice and fresh vegetables.

Grilled Basil Chicken Sandwiches

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
  Leaves from 1 large bunch basil
 1/2 cup mayonnaise
 1 garlic clove, crushed
 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 2 boned, skinned chicken breast halves, halved
 4 wide slices ciabatta bread
 1 heirloom tomato, cut into 4 slices
Step 1

Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Reserve 4 basil leaves. Whirl mayonnaise, remaining basil, garlic, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth.

Step 2

Sandwich chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet until 1/4 in. thick.

Step 3

Grill chicken, basting each side with some of mayo mixture and turning as needed, until cooked through and well browned, about 8 minutes.

Step 4

Brush one side of bread with a little mayo mixture; grill bread on both sides.

Step 5

Lay chicken on mayo side of bread. Top each sandwich with a tomato slice and a basil leaf and serve the remaining mayo on the side.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich without extra mayo.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 490Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%

Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 73mg25%
Sodium 897mg38%
Total Carbohydrate 63g21%

Dietary Fiber 2.7g11%
Protein 34g68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.