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For a quick summer dinner coat chicken thighs with a spicy rub then layer them on brioche buns with chipotle mayo for grilled chicken sandwiches. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

For a quick summer dinner coat chicken thighs with a spicy rub then layer them on brioche buns with chipotle mayo for grilled chicken sandwiches.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken burgers, spicy grilled chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 600kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 brioche buns
  • toppings: sliced tomatoes, lettuce, sliced onion

Rub

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Chipotle Mayo

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, minced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Instructions

  • Heat grill on high until fully hot. Rub the grates with oil.
  • Mix together all the rub ingredients and evenly coat the chicken.
  • Grill on high for 3-4 minutes, then turn and grill 3-4 minutes more. Reduce the heat to low/move the chicken to the cooler side of the grill, then cover and cook until the meat reaches 165F on an instant read thermometer, about 5 minutes more.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the chipotle mayo.
  • Take the chicken off the grill and put on the buns. Grill the buns until they are toasted and have grill marks.
  • Assemble the sandwiches, layering each thigh on a bun with chipotle mayo and your choice of lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Notes

  • Brining: For extra juicy meat, sprinkle the thighs with kosher salt at least 45 minutes before you are going to cook (up to overnight), then blot them dry, make the rub without salt and continue with the recipe.
  • Buns: While brioche is great with the spice, feel free to switch to your favorite style of bun.
  • Chicken: I like to leave the thighs whole, my daughter prefers to slice them up. Either is great!

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal