Chicken Salsa Sandwich Grill
Need a grilled option that's healthier and more dressed-up than burgers? Look no further than this spicy combo that's light and flavorful.
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4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup salsa
3 whole garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 hamburger buns
4 large lettuce leaves
seasoned salt and pepper to taste
a few drops fresh lemon juice (optional)
In a skillet, saute chicken with garlic cloves for 5-7 minutes on each side until chicken is white and opaque or until it reaches 165 degrees. Turn garlic cloves until both sides achieve a roasted appearance, then crush them into the oil using a fork. Remove if the cloves begin to brown, as this will make the oil bitter. Meanwhile, brush hamburger buns lightly with a few drops of olive oil (or melted butter if preferred) and broil or toast until lightly golden on the inside. Remove skillet from heat. Slice each chicken breast into 3 or 4 pieces and divide evenly onto toasted buns. Sprinkle lightly with seasoned salt and pepper, and a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, if desired. Top with salsa and shredded cheese; run under broiler just until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Variation: This can be prepared on the outdoor grill. Marinate chicken breasts in olive oil into which the garlic cloves have been pressed for 30 minutes before grilling chicken over hot coals.
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