Blackened Chicken Sandwich

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Are you ready to spice up your sandwich game? This blackened chicken sandwich is the ultimate way to enjoy a juicy, flavorful, and satisfying meal. Trust me, you won't regret it.
Quick & Easy
Lunch
Dinner
Sandwich

There's something about a good sandwich that just hits the spot. And this blackened chicken sandwich is no exception. It's packed with layers of deliciousness, from the tender and spicy chicken, to the smoky and melty cheese, to the crisp and fresh lettuce, tomato, and pickle. And don't forget the toasted brioche bun, which adds a touch of sweetness and richness to the whole thing.

This sandwich is not only tasty, but also easy to make. You don't need any fancy ingredients or equipment, just some basic pantry staples and a skillet. You can whip up this sandwich in less than 30 minutes, making it perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Plus, you can customize it to your liking, with some simple substitutions and variations.

Customizing Your Sandwich

If you don't have brioche buns, you can use any other kind of bread you prefer, such as ciabatta, sourdough, or whole wheat. Just make sure to toast it lightly for some extra crunch and flavor.

  • If you don't have smoked provolone cheese, you can use any other kind of cheese that melts well, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey jack. You can also skip the cheese altogether, if you want a lighter option.
  • If you want to make the sandwich more or less spicy, you can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in the blackening seasoning and the Cajun mayonnaise. You can also add some hot sauce or sriracha to the mayonnaise, for an extra kick.
  • If you want to add some more veggies to the sandwich, you can try adding some sliced avocado, red onion, or cucumber. You can also swap the lettuce for some baby spinach, arugula, or kale.

Storing & Reheating Leftovers

If you have any leftover chicken, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat the chicken, you can microwave it for a few seconds, or heat it in a skillet over medium-low heat, until warmed through. You can also slice it and add it to a salad, wrap, or pasta dish.

If you have any leftover mayonnaise, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can use it as a dip, dressing, or spread for other sandwiches, burgers, or fries.

Freezing and Reheating the Chicken

If you want to freeze the chicken, first let it cool completely, then store it in an airtight container or freezer bags.

To reheat the frozen chicken, you can thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, or in the microwave for a few minutes. Then, you can follow the same steps as above to reheat it in the microwave or in the skillet.

Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
15 min
Total Time:
35 min
Serves:
4
Difficulty:
Easy
Equipment Needed
  • meat mallet
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 brioche buns, split and toasted
  • 4 slices smoked provolone cheese
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 8 pickle slices
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Homemade Blackening Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Cajun Mayo

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the cajun mayo. Stir well to combine. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the blackening seasoning and mix well. Place half of the spice mixture into a jar with a tight fitting lid and save for a later use.
  3. To make the blackened chicken, pat the chicken dry then pound it to an even thickness. Season them with salt and pepper. Use your hands to press the blackening season onto each side of all 4 chicken breasts. The seasoning should coat the chicken evenly on all sides.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook the chicken for about 3 – 4 minutes per side, or until charred and cooked through (internal temperature of 165 F). Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, spread some Cajun mayo on both sides of the bun. Place the chicken on the bottom bun, then top with the cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickle. Cover with the top halves of the buns and enjoy!
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