Grilled Chicken-Mole Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken-Molé Sandwiches
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
42 mins


  • 1 small avocado, seeded, peeled, and mashed

  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • cup molé sauce

  • 4 ciabata buns, split and toasted

  • Baby romaine or other lettuce leaves

  • Tomato slices


  1. In a small bowl stir together mashed avocado, mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with additional salt and black pepper. Using a sharp knife, carefully butterfly-cut each chicken breast half by cutting horizontal two-thirds of the way through the chicken piece. Open each breast half and spread with 1 tablespoon of the molé sauce; fold closed.

  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, lightly grease grill rack. Place chicken on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through grilling and brushing with the remaining molé sauce during the last 3 minutes of grilling. (If molé sauce is too thick to brush, thin the sauce with a little lime juice.)

  4. If desired, cut chicken diagonally into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices. Line bottoms of buns with lettuce and tomato; add chicken. Spread avocado mixture over chicken; replace tops of buns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

624 Calories
18g Fat
67g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 624
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1101mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 769mg 16%
Folate, total 177.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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