Our names are Dave and Sarah, and we are addicted to Jimmy John’s.
We have to avoid talking about JJ in our house, because if we talk about it we will convince ourselves that we need to eat there ASAP. Every single thing that goes into their sandwiches is high quality, but nothing tops their chewy french bread. Oh man, just the smell of it is enough to make our stomachs growl…
Our lives were forever changed when we realized we could buy loaves of their day-old bread for just $0.50. That meant we could bring the awesomeness of JJ into our own kitchen! We’ve used them to make croutons, philly cheese steaks and our latest creation: Chipotle Chicken Sandwiches!
Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
Prep Time: 30 minutes
1 loaf Jimmy John’s day old french bread, cut lengthwise
2 large chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
salt and pepper
juice of half of a lime
1/3 cup mayo
1 teaspoon dried chipotle flakes
zest of half of a lime
4 slices pepper jack or smoked cheddar cheese, cut in half
4 slices cooked bacon
1 roma tomato, sliced
Heat your grill to high.
Season the chicken breasts with the chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Place the chicken on the grill and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and continue grilling until the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove chicken from the grill.
Squeeze the juice of half of a lime over the chicken, tent with foil and let rest 3 to 4 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix the chipotle flakes and lime zest into the mayo. Spread evenly over the sliced loaf of Jimmy John’s bread.
Slice the chicken breast into 1/4 inch pieces and line them on the bottom half of the bread.
Top with the cheese slices, bacon, and tomato.
Fold the sandwich together and cut into thirds or fourths, depending on how hungry you are!
This recipe is a keeper in our house! When you take a bite, you first get a taste of that chewy, delicious Jimmy John’s bread. Then you get the creamy mayo, the spicy chicken and cheese, followed by the salty, crispy bacon and the cool, refreshing tomato. Yum!!!!
We served this sandwich with a very simple corn and bean salad. It was just corn, black beans, halved cherry tomatoes, and yellow pepper with a dressing of salad vinegar, olive oil, agave nectar, lime juice, salt and pepper.
This sandwich will be made again in our house very soon, that is a certain! We are headed off to the Iowa State Fair today to eat some food and watch The Band Perry play a free concert! In honor of the fair, we will leave you with these brilliant fair t-shirt ideas from our friends at Raygun.
Iowa State Fair: I Can’t Believe They’ve Got Butter.
Iowa State Fair: Servin’ up Highbrow Butter Art since 1854
Iowa State Fair: Are we having Funnel yet?
Iowa State Fair: The World’s Largest Petting Zoo
Iowa State Fair: The Only Place Where you can Step in Crap and Still Feel Superior
Iowa State Fair: Bring On the Mullets
Parking Lot Entrepreneur
Iowa State Fair: Small Hands, Smells Like Cabbage
Iowa State Fair: Business in the Front, Party in the Back
Iowa State Fair: Hotter than Balls
Iowa State Fair: Smell Me on Day Four
Iowa State Fair: Over a Million People Come
Iowa State Fair: Like Disney Land but with an East Side Night
Iowa State Fair: Iowa’s Disney Land
Iowa State Fair: Where did THAT GUY come from?
Iowa State Fair: The Perpetual East High Class Reunion
Iowa State Fair: Are you KIDDING ME?
Iowa State Fair: A turd in the Hand is worth Two in the Tush (John came up with this and we’re all concerned about his mental health)
Iowa State Fair: Come for the Meat, Stay for the Balls
Iowa State Fair: Raising your Self Esteem since 1854
Iowa State Fair: No Shirt, No Shoes, Who Cares?
Iowa State Fair: Party ’til you Puke.
My Mullet is better than your Mullet.
East Siders Unite!
I went to the Iowa State Fair and all I got was Pregnant.
Fairgrounds campin’ is life, the rest is just details.
People Watching Capital of the World!
Iowa State Fair: Keeping Eastsiders with Big Yards Unemployed for the rest of the year
Heat? Check. Foods on Sticks? Check. Huge Bull Balls? Double Check!
Iowa State Fair: You bring it, we’ll fry it.
Iowa State Fair: What could be Butter?
Iowa State Fair: The best and worst smelling place on earth
Iowa State Fair : Kinda like prozac, but more expensive and fattening
Business in the front, Party in the back…and by party we mean drunk east siders punching each other and getting put in a temporary fair jail.