An epic chicken sandwich recipe. Tangy, smoky, a little sweet, a little spicy. Fresh ingredients. You can’t go wrong with this one here! This vinaigrette recipe is also the bomb, as it has fresh orange juice, Dan-O’s, sweet honey, and tangy mustard. You’ll want to make this all the time!
First, we’ll start with the vinaigrette. Ultimately, we will end up marinating our chicken in this. This recipe calls for enough marinade for about 1.5 lbs of chicken. If you are doing more, consider doubling. Use a good balsamic vinegar, good olive oil, a nice fresh orange, and some good honey. The orange can be substituted for lemon or lime, but trust me on the orange. Save a little of this vinaigrette for topping your sandwiches at the end!
Second, is the chicken. I like to use full chicken breasts on these sandwiches for full epicness, but really you can slice the chicken too. You want to let this chicken marinade for about 5-6 hours before grilling. Grill on a hot grill (500 + degrees) and aim for good sear marks. This vinaigrette has a good amount of sugar, so getting the grill marks should be no problem.
Third, is the sandwich. Do NOT skip the toasting of the bun. Spread some softened butter on the inside of the top and bottom bun, and on a pan or flat surface for 30-45 seconds until golden and slightly charred. Bacon is optional, but pulls the whole thing together. Use spicy pickles too, and add some Dan-O’s to your mayonnaise!
Serve Orange Vinaigrette Grilled Chicken Sandwich with your favorite side and some chips. Enjoy!
Looking for other good chicken recipes to try? Try our famous chicken thighs recipe.
For the Vinaigrette: