Thursday, July 7, 2011

Santa Fe Chicken Hero

We all need easy and delicious meals to get us through busy weeknights. This grilled chicken sandwich turned out amazing and was a kid "favorite". The spice can be adjusted as well to adapt to individual preferences and by omitting the cheese, butter and mayonnaise it becomes casein free as well. I served the heroes with some sweet potato fries. I hope you find this recipe helpful.

Here is how:
1. Pound 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts slightly to flatten them evenly. Brush both sides of the chicken breasts with vegetable oil.

2. Combine:
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. chili powder (make sure it is a blend with no "binders" that contain gluten)

3. Sprinkle the spice mixture on both sides of the chicken breasts.

4. Grill the chicken over direct medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes. Turn and grill for 4-6 minutes longer or until the chicken is tender and no longer pink.

5. Top with some Pepperjack or Monterey Jack cheese. Brush 6 gluten free hamburger buns (Udi and Canyon Ranch are fabulous) with butter and grill them until toasted.

6. Spread mayonnaise on the buns and top them with:
- The chicken and cheese
- Salsa
- Caramelized onions

Here is to family meals to remember! xo

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