If you’re going to take the time to make homemade hamburger buns, there’s no point in stuffing them with some ridiculous store bought patty. You’ve got to throw some big flavors in to make it worth the effort.For this round chicken marinated in Greek vinaigrette sounded like a plan, but what would I top that with? Just throwing some lettuce at it would never do.
A quick look around gave me an idea. In the crisper was some baby spinach that was definitely looking neglected and droopy and there were mushrooms on the counter from last nights dinner. Perfect, chicken topped with sautéed spinach and mushrooms should make for a huge smile when she walked in for lunch. (One of the advantages of living on base. I see my wife at least once through her workday!)
I grilled the chicken in this instance, but this could just as easily be made in a pan or grill pan. I’m not a fan of clam shell grills, but if you are, go with the Foreman, I suppose. It’ll be ready in a snap. As for the potatoes on the side… Well, I’m saving those for tomorrow, just because I love them so much that I think they deserve their own post…
Now back to the sammich!
Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I would have added a bit of feta, but I was out. A little lemon juice might have been a nice touch, though.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Chicken Sandwich and Oven Fries, from Good Thymes and Good Food
- Picnic Chicken Sandwich, from Dani Spies
That sounds marvelous! I’m actually going to try to dissect this vinaigrette over the next few weeks and come up with my own version. It’s very versatile. I believe it also has a bit of feta in it.
If you don’t have Greek vinaigrette, how about oil and Penzeys Greek seasoning, or your own mix of oregano, thyme, salt, lemon and oil? Want to trade some vinaigrette for those fabulous hamburger buns?!
Those look great! And homemade hamburger buns, oh my. I have been craving something similar to this with some goat cheese.
This is the best way to serve up a chicken burger Jerry:D
Just a note…I have a BBQ wok (with tiny wholes in it) that I would use to cook the mushrooms while cooking the chicken…and minimizing heat in the kitchen in the summer.
Sounds pretty tasty to me. I seem to always have spinach around as well. Amazing how it flavors things up, right? Still haven’t gotten around to making hamburger buns tho…need to :)
They’re a bit different from store bought, but definitely worth the effort