Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pulled Chicken Suiza Sandwiches

One of the (many) reasons I love food blogs is their ability to remind me of a recipe that I saw a long time ago and really wanted to make, and then forgot about for one reason or another. When I saw these sandwiches show up recently on Taste and Tell, one of my favorite food blogs, a light bulb went off. I remembered seeing these in a past issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray and being really, really intrigued by them. My interest was renewed, and I couldn't wait to make them.

Holy cow, this was a good sandwich! It it such a delicious combination of ingredients -- a little bit spicy, a little bit tangy, a little bit sweet, and completely delicious. Because it takes advantage of store-bought rotisserie chicken, this meal comes together in no time at all. I can't wait to make these again! They're the perfect thing for a busy weeknight -- different enough not to be boring, but so incredibly quick and easy.

Pulled Chicken Suiza Sandwiches

source: adapted from
Everyday with Rachael Ray, September 2009

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 small red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon honey

1 1/2 cups store-bought tomatillo salsa or salsa verde

1/2 cup sour cream

1 rotisserie-style chicken, skin discarded and meat shredded

4 crusty sandwich rolls, split

4 slices Monterey jack cheese
Tortilla chips, for serving

1. Preheat the broiler. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and honey, then stir in the salsa and heat through. Mix in the sour cream. Stir in the chicken to coat.

2. Pile the chicken mixture on the roll bottoms. Top with the cheese and broil to melt. Set the roll tops in place and serve with the chips.


Sonya said...

Oh gosh it looks just delicious! I bookemarked this:)

Monica H said...

I thin I will be making these. I've tried a few of your recipes and they've all been a success!

I've made the mexican chicken pizza, chimichanga pockets, the coq au vin (holy yum!) and most recently the tuscan chicken sandwiches!

Cassie said...

Monica, that's awesome! I'm so glad to hear that you liked the recipes you tried. Aren't those Tuscan chicken sandwiches wonderful?! I wasn't exaggerating, right? ;)

Deborah said...

Yay - so glad you made these and liked them. I've been craving them again, so I may be making them again soon!

Sherry G said...

I think I'll be making these soon. They look like a great dinner idea!

sydsmama said...

These look great, can you tell me what kind (and brand) of salsa you used?

Cassie said...

Hy Sydsmama -- I shop at Kroger, and I use their brand of salsa verde. I've also used Pace's brand. I know some stores don't always carry green salsa, but I'm able to find it right on the Latin foods aisle of my grocery store. I can't wait to hear what you think if you try these! :D

Elaine said...

These look SO good! Have you tried Rachael Ray's Roasted Chicken Enchiladas Suizas Stacked Casserole? Very long name, I know, but one of my absolute favorite recipes. This sounds like a sandwich version of that casserole :)