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Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

We used to eat blackened chicken and fish all the time but I haven’t had it in a few years. I recently started craving foods with that blackened seasoning spice so I made a batch and decided to make these blackened chicken sandwiches with chipotle mayonnaise and avocado for dinner. After I pounded chicken breasts thin then seasoned them well with the blackened seasoning I then cooked them in my cast iron grill pan. Once the chicken pieces were nearly finished cooking, I added some Havarti cheese to the top and cooked until melted. Next, I toasted simple buns with chipotle mayo then topped them with the cheesy spicy chicken, a tomato slice, and fresh avocado. This sandwich was SO good! The chicken and mayo are spicy and smokey but the cheese, tomato, and avocado cool it all down – a perfect combination for me.

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

How to Make a Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

Make the chipotle mayonnaise by combining the mayonnaise and the adobo sauce, to taste, together in a small bowl; whisk until well combined; set aside.

Make the blackened seasoning blend. Click here for the recipe. 

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

Cut the thin portion of the bottom couple inches of the chicken breast off. Cut each remaining portion of the chicken breast in half then cut each of those pieces in half lengthwise. Place some saran wrap over the top of the chicken on the cutting board, and pound with a mallet until they are about a ¼-½ inch thick.

Season both sides of the chicken pieces with the blackened seasoning blend, to taste.

Heat the oil in a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden broth then flip and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Add the Havarti cheese slices to the top of the chicken pieces then add a teaspoon of water to the skillet and cover with a lid and cook for 1 minute to melt the cheese.

While the chicken is cooking, toast the buns in the oven until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and slather with the chipotle mayonnaise.

Top the bun with one or two pieces of chicken, followed by a thick slice of tomato and some avocado slices. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Top with the remaining bun and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Avocado

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tsp adobo sauce, more or less to taste

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches:

  • 1-2 tbsp blackened seasoning blend, to taste
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Havarti, sliced
  • 4 buns, toasted
  • Tomato, thickly sliced
  • Avocado
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

  • Make the chipotle mayonnaise by combining the mayonnaise and the adobo sauce, to taste, together in a small bowl; whisk until well combined; set aside.

Blackened Chicken Sandwich:

  • Make the blackened seasoning blend. Click the link for the recipe. 
  • Cut the thin portion of the bottom couple inches of the chicken breast off. Cut each remaining portion of the chicken breast in half then cut each of those pieces in half lengthwise. Place some saran wrap over the top of the chicken on the cutting board, and pound with a mallet until they are about a ¼-½ inch thick. 
  • Season both sides of the chicken pieces with the blackened seasoning blend, to taste. 
  • Heat the oil in a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden broth then flip and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through. 
  • Add the Havarti cheese slices to the top of the chicken pieces then add a teaspoon of water to the skillet and cover with a lid and cook for 1 minute to melt the cheese. 
  • While the chicken is cooking, toast the buns in the oven until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and slather with the chipotle mayonnaise. 
  • Top the bun with one or two pieces of chicken, followed by a thick slice of tomato and some avocado slices. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. 
  • Top with the remaining bun and serve immediately. Enjoy.
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  1. Chipotle mayo? Where have you been all my life? And I haven’t had blackened chicken in ages — it looks so good in this dish. With the chipotle mayo, of course. πŸ™‚ Thanks!