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John McCain Chicken Queso Burger

A spicy chicken sandwich fit for the Republican presidential nominee

Nutrition Facts: 742 Calories, 30g Fat, 215mg Cholesterol, 752mg Sodium, 51g Carbs, 5.1g Fiber, 7.8g Sugar, 70.4g Protein
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Yield: Serves 6


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup fresh tomato salsa, plus more for serving
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 6 challah rolls or other soft rolls, halved
  • 1 Hass avocado, sliced


  1. Finely grate the zest of the lemon, lime and orange into a medium bowl. Squeeze in the juice of each fruit.
  2. Add the chili powder, adobo seasoning and olive oil; whisk to combine.
  3. Add the chicken and coat well with the marinade; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill the chicken breasts until cooked through, about 8 minutes per side, turning once.
  5. Move the chicken to the cooler side of the grill (or reduce the heat on the stove) and top each piece with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 slice cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Place a chicken breast on each roll bottom; add a few slices of avocado and cover with the roll top.
  7. Serve with more salsa, if desired.

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Source: Food Network

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John McCain didn't make president but he makes a great Chicken Queso Burger

posted May 1st, 2009 12:01 am user comment


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