So I have to be honest with you. The summer themed recipe that I am sharing with you today is actually not the recipe I had picked to share today. This recipe I am sharing is great and totally a keeper but not something that SCREAMS summer to me. I was super excited to share the other recipe (the recipe I am now not sharing) because it totally reminds me of baseball, which is probably one of my all time favorite sports and and totally is just as American as the 4th of July and both baseball and the 4th of July SCREAM summer to me (did you follow me on that one!). But sadly that recipe is not going to be shared with you today because I can’t find it. I got the pictures all ready, I typed up my little intro paragraph and then when I went to pull out my trusty composition notebook that I write all the recipes I create, it wasn’t in there. I then looked in the overly stuffed 3-ring binder that I have been saving recipes since middle school in (magazine cut outs, recipes written down from friends and family, etc.) and I couldn’t find it in there either. So I tore up my house looking in all my filing cabinets, finding lots of other things along the way (like my first ax return, my application to college, a paper I wrote in college, an electric bill from my first apartment) but no recipe. I was so disappointed. I am now going to have to make this recipe again and hope that it turns out the same, just as good as I remember… and then immediately type it up and hit save!
Although this was not my first recipe choice it is a good one! It is great for summer, because it is a sandwich and who doesn’t love a good sandwich in the summer?!? It doesn’t require much effort or the use of the oven, both big bonuses on a hot, lazy summer day! I saw this recipe and adapted it from one blog I read regularly and have had much luck with the recipes, who originally got this recipe from another blog I read regularly and have had much luck with the recipes. So I knew it had to be good! And of course it was! The sauce is sweet but has a nice kick, it is filling but not too heavy! What a great summer sammie!
Pulled Chicken Suiza Sammies
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 4
2 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 cup salsa verde (I used Goya brand)
1/2 cup sour cream
4 slices white cheddar cheese
4 sandwich rolls, split
Boil chicken breasts in water for 20 minutes or until no longer pink all the way through. Remove chicken from water and let cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Shred chicken.
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. Add chicken to sauce mixture. Stir to evenly coat and heat through.
Pile the chicken mixture on the roll bottoms. Top with the cheese and broil to melt.