Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Tex-Mex Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Sweet grilled pineapple, rich and creamy mashed avocado and fresh tomato slices impart amazing color, flavor and texture to these satisfying sandwiches.
Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Avocado and Grilled Pineapple Recipe

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Avocado and Grilled Pineapple Recipe

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 4 5-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each cut in half crosswise to make 2 thin slices
  • 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • Pinch fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices fresh pineapple (Tip: Try cutting pieces into 11 2 x 3-inch rectangles to fit perfectly over chicken.)

  • 1 tsp safflower oil, divided
  • 4 2-oz whole-grain rolls, split and toasted
  • 2 small tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices


  1. In a small bowl, mash avocado with cilantro,lime juice and 1/8 tsp salt; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with chile powder, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Sprinkle pineapple slices with remaining 1/8 tsp salt.
  3. Heat a large grill pan on medium-high and brush with oil. Working in batches if necessary, grill chicken for 6 to 8 minutes, turning halfway, until no pink remains in center. Transfer chicken to a plate to rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Just when chicken comes off heat, add pineapple to grill pan and cook until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Divide avocado over bottom halves of rolls. Top each with 2 pieces chicken, 1 pineapple slice and 2 tomato slices. Sandwich with tops of buns.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 430
  • Carbohydrate Content: 43 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 78 mg
  • Fat Content: 15 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 35 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 624 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 4 g