Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 8
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Prepare and keep chipotle and pesto mayo on hand for this delicious sandwich!

12 Ratings
Directions for: Grilled Chicken Sandwich



3-5 pounds of chicken thighs

8 fl. oz. lime juice

3 Tbsp granulated garlic

2 Tbsp oregano

4 Tbsp kosher salt

1 ½ Tbsp black pepper

1 Tbsp chili powder

½ cup salad oil

Chipotle Mayo

1 7 oz can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

4 garlic cloves

4 tsp firmly packed brown sugar

½ tsp kosher salt

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup all natural mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

Pesto Mayonnaise

1 cup all natural mayonnaise

3-4 tablespoons store bought or homemade pesto


8 Artisan soft buns

Chipotle Mayonnaise or Pesto Mayonnaise

Grilled chicken thighs

Washed, dried cilantro sprigs



1. Marinate chicken thighs for 1 hour in this mixture. Preheat grill. Lift chicken out of the marinade and grill on both sides until nicely browned and cooked through (165 degrees on an instant read thermometer).

Chipotle Mayo

1. In a food processor, puree the chilies to a smooth consistency. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the chipotle puree. The chipotle puree can be spicy, so add less than the 3 tablespoons o reduce the heat in the mayonnaise. The remaining puree can be frozen for another use. Clean the bowl of the food processor and add the garlic and brown sugar. Pulse. Scrape down the sides of the work bowl and add the salt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream and the reserved chipotle puree. Process to combine thoroughly. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Pesto Mayonnaise

1. Combine the mayonnaise and pesto. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container.


1. Spread the mayo on the cut side of the top and bottom halves of the buns. Top with Maximus Minimus Grilled Chicken thighs and cilantro (the more the better).

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