Monday, April 30, 2007
Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sandwiches
My sandwiches didn't win, but since they made the finals and I thought they were pretty tasty, I thought I'd share the recipe :=). This way you won't have to wait until the recipe is published in the Sac Bee 2008 recipe book. If you try them, let me know what you think.
The smokiness of the chipotle combined with the sweetness of the strawberries, make for a great spring sandwich!
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
½ c. seedless strawberry jam
¼ c. tequila (optional)
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
Juice & zest from one lime (optional)
1-2 pints fresh, cored strawberries
1 c. chicken broth
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt & Pepper
Thinly sliced red onions
6 sandwich rolls, split, buttered and toasted
Heat oil in small saucepan. Add onions and sauté until soft. In food processor, combine chipotle peppers, jam, tequila, lime juice and zest, chicken broth and ½ the fresh strawberries. Blend until smooth. Add to saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Put ½ the sauce aside and use the remainder to baste chicken.
Spray chicken with cooking spray. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill 5 minutes on one side. Turn and baste with sauce. Grill another 4 minutes , turn, coat with sauce and grill another 3 minutes.
Slice remaining strawberries. Slice grilled chicken at an angle.
To assemble sandwich, layer sliced strawberries and chicken on roll. Drizzle sauce on chicken and then top with sliced red onion and lettuce.