Spicy Chicken Sandwich

A chipotle laced mayonnaise brings the heat to this killer chicken sandwich.

TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN / SERVES 6

Nutrition (per serving): 720 calories, 42 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 57 g fat, 15 g saturated fat, 1040 mg sodium

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR THE BUNS
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FOR THE CHICKEN SANDWICH
  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1/2 avocado, halved, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 4000 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large microwave—safe bowl, melt together mozzarella and cream cheese. Add eggs and stir to combine then add almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Form dough into 6 balls and flatten slightly, then place on prepared baking sheet. Brush with butter.
  3. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  4. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika. In a large skillet over medium—high heat, heat oil. Cook chicken until golden on both sides, 8 minutes per side.
  5. In a small bowl, mix mayo and chipotle chiles until combined.
  6. To assemble the sandwiches, thinly slice chicken. Halve buns and spread chipotle mayonnaise on each side. Top with chicken slices, avocado, and blue cheese. Top with bun half and serve.