I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July with your family and/or friends, and you got to indulge in some really good eats! I came across this recipe yesterday, and it looked so good, I just had to make it. I tweaked it just slightly to suit my taste, and it came out incredibly delicious!
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 (7-oz.) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 cup canned tomato puree*
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 sandwich rolls
- 1-2 slices Swiss cheese (or you favorite kind)
- Combine water, 1 tsp. cumin, 4 sliced garlic cloves, and chicken in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Drain, and place chicken on a cutting board. Cut chicken across grain into thin slices; keep warm.
- Remove 1 tbsp. adobo sauce from can; set aside. Remove 1 chipotle chile from can; remove seeds, finely chop and set aside. Reserve remaining chiles and adobo sauce for another use. (If you want more heat, remove 2 tbsp. adobo sauce and use 2 chiles.)
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp. minced garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Add 1 tsp. cumin; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomato puree; cook 4 minutes or until mixture thickens to a paste-like consistency, stirring constantly. Stir in reserved 1 tbsp. adobo sauce, 1 chopped chipotle chile, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Add sliced chicken to sauce; simmer for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
- Preheat broiler.
- Split rolls in half; arrange in a single layer, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Remove top halves of rolls from baking sheet. Divide chicken mixture evenly among bottom halves of rolls, and top chicken mixture evenly with cheese. Broil chicken-topped rolls 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven, top with roll halves and serve immediately.
* A substitution for tomato puree is to use 2 tbsp. of tomato paste mixed with 1/2 cup water.