Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich

Prep 15 min

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Cook 20 min

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Ready in 35 min

You can skip the bread and serve the this chicken and pineapple pico de gallo on top of a simple salad. (The pico de gallo is great with chips, too!)

Ingredients

    Chicken & Cooking Liquid
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2   green onions, white and light green part only, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Jamaican Jerk Rub
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken tenders, cut in half lengthwise and across
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
    Pineapple Pico de Gallo
  • 1   plum tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped pineapple, canned or fresh
  • ½   jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1   green onion, green part only, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½   lime, juiced
  • ⅛ tsp (0.5 mL) salt
    Sandwich
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Jamaican Jerk Rub
  • ½   lime, juiced
  • 6   lettuce leaves
  • 6   sandwich rolls, split and toasted

Directions

  1. Combine the soy sauce, onion, vinegar, rub, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add the chicken tenders and toss to coat. Let them sit in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes.

  2. Combine the ingredients for the pineapple pico de gallo in a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a 12" (30-cm) skillet over medium heat for 3–4 minutes. Add the chicken and marinade to the skillet and cook, turning halfway through, until the liquid evaporates and the temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C), 8–10 minutes.

  4. To assemble the sandwich, combine the mayonnaise, rub, and lime juice and spread on each side of the buns. Place the lettuce on the bottom bun. Fill the sandwich with the chicken and the pineapple pico de gallo. Add the top of the bun.

Yield:

  • 6  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 270, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 50 mg, Sodium 800 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 6 g (includes 1 g added sugar), Protein 23 g

Cook's Tips:

Easy Change-Ups

Vegetarian option:  To make this recipe vegetarian, substitute 1 lb. (450 g) extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes, for the chicken.

A different cut: You can substitute 1 lb. (450 g) of boneless chicken thighs, cut into strips, for the tenders.

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