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Amazing Southwest Cilantro Lime Mango Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with stuff I had on hand. It was so good my husband asked me to publish it and share it with the world. Southwestern food is my specialty. It is especially good with the Fabulous French Loaves recipe on this site."
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1 h 40 m servings 555
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 sandwiches)


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  1. For the marinade: Place 1/4 cup cilantro, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/4 jalapeno, lime zest, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Place the chicken breast tenderloins in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade into the bag with the chicken, seal, and shake the bag to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. For the salsa: Combine the tomato, 1 small onion, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 jalapeno, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon chipotle pepper, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  3. To prepare the grilled vegetables, toss the onions and red peppers with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 clove garlic in a bowl; set aside.
  4. For the lime mayonnaise: Whisk together the mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons of lime juice; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  5. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  6. Grill the marinated chicken on the prepared grill until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes. Grill the red pepper and onions until tender and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the chicken and vegetables from the grill. Slice the grilled pepper into thin strips.
  7. Spread each slice of bread with 1 1/2 teaspoons of prepared lime mayonnaise. Layer half of the pieces of bread with sliced mango, 1 tablespoon prepared salsa, grilled chicken tenderloins, grilled peppers, grilled onions, and a slice of Monterey Jack cheese. Top off the sandwiches with the remaining slices of bread. Return the sandwiches to the grill, turning when the bottom is golden brown
  8. Return the sandwiches to the grill and grill them until the bread is toasted and the cheese melts, about 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 555 calories; 25.2 54 29.4 63 1292 Full nutrition

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for flavor, this recipe definitely gets five stars, but for the complicated and time consuming directions I'm only going to give it four. Just mix the mangoes in with the salsa and instead of gr...

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I haven't yet cooked this recipe. However when I went to Washington state on vacation they made something similar with fish in which they added mangoes and pineapple pieces. I can't wait to try ...

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for flavor, this recipe definitely gets five stars, but for the complicated and time consuming directions I'm only going to give it four. Just mix the mangoes in with the salsa and instead of gr...

This is a lot of work, but worth it. My wife had serious doubts about it when I was working, but she loved it when we were done. I want to try it as a wrap or as a quesadilla with the mango on...

Well! I made this recipe as sort of challenge from friends from the Recipe Exchange (hi!) - we were all a bit intimidated by the ingredient/instruction list. This sandwich is delicious and COULD...

Yum, yum, yum!! Great blending of flavors, awesome southwestern style, can't go wrong with this sandwich! Pet peeve warning: Why, oh why do people rate recipes that they haven't tried yet? Why ...

I am the recipe submitter. I use a food processor and one of those chopping gadgets to do most of the complicated prep work and I prep all of the veggies at the same time. It goes quicker than...

This was SO good. I am always wary of fruit/meat dishes, but I had some extra mangoes so I decided to try it. I agree with other reviews, put the mangoes in with the salsa. Instead of bread, I w...

I wanted to try this when I first saw it, but then I got a bit carried away with my AR friends and realized it's a bit complicated! My approach to complicated recipes like these is to do things...

This was delicious. I don't think I've had a chicken sandwich this good at any restaurant I've ever been to. The reason I gave it four stars instead of five was because this recipe was terribly...

My girlfriend made this for the 2 of us on a Women's Weekend away. This is BY FAR the BEST sandwich I have ever had! All the flavors went very well together. There was definitely a party going o...