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Orange Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

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Serves 4

These sandwiches are bursting with flavor!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus some for drizzling
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup orange juice
1 orange, zested and cut into wedges, for garnish
1 cup chicken broth
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Vegetable oil, for drizzling
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
Romaine lettuce, for garnish
Sliced red onions, for garnish
4 crusty rolls, split, toasted and buttered

Directions:

  1. Preheat a grill pan or griddle pan over medium high heat.
  2. Heat a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add oil and onion. Saute onion in oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are soft. Combine chipotle peppers in adobo, ketchup, orange juice, orange zest and chicken broth in a blender. Blend on high until sauce is smooth. Pour sauce into saucepan with onion and heat to a bubble. Reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Coat chicken lightly with a drizzle of vegetable oil and season breasts with salt and pepper. Grill 5 to 6 minutes on the first side, turn.
  4. Transfer 1/2 of the sauce to a small bowl and baste chicken liberally with it. Turn chicken after 4 minutes, coat with sauce again and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Slice chicken breast and place on bottom buns. Spoon remaining sauce from saucepan over the sliced chicken. Top chicken with lettuce and red onions. Enjoy!
Course: Dinner, lunch
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