Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.'s Grilled Marinated Chicken Sandwiches

Enjoy this chipotle chicken sandwich recipe by Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.

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Recent studies show that marinating meat in beer may decrease levels of cancer-causing compounds by 53%. Chow down on this kickin' recipe by Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. for your next meal!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Guinness beer
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup chipotle mayonnaise
  • 4 thick tomato slices
  • bibb lettuce leaves

Directions

Marinade
In a large bowl, mix together the beer, olive oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, oregano, basil, brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

Lay the chicken in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over chicken and turn to make sure they are well coated.

Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Sandwiches
Prepare the grill.

Brush the cut sides of the rolls with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.

Grill oiled sides down, until slightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove and set aside.

Lift the chicken from the marinade and grill for 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink.

Baste the chicken with remaining marinade during grilling.

As soon as you pull the chicken off the grill, sprinkle the chicken with cheese while still hot to melt.

Meanwhile, spread the mayonnaise on each roll.

Top with chicken, lettuce and tomato and enjoy!