The copycat of TGIFriday’s sesame jack chicken strips is still one of my favorite meals to make. Every time I make a batch of the grill glaze, I end up making the chicken strips over and over until it’s all used up so I was surprised to find a small jar of it when I cleaned out the fridge a few weeks ago. I figured it was a perfect opportunity to try something a little different.
I browsed the TGIFridays menu and their chicken sandwich sounded the best. I whipped up this approximation based on what we had in the house and loved the way it turned out. We made it two weeks in a row!
Jack Daniels Grilled Chicken Sandwich
(inspired by TGIFriday’s)
2 (4 oz.) boneless chicken breasts
1/4 c. Jack Daniels Grill Glaze
4 slices of bacon
2 slices provolone cheese
2 t. olive oil
1/4 t. Cajun seasoning
2 T. mayonnaise
1/2 t. chipotle sauce
In a frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Thinly slice the onions and add to the pan, stirring to coat. Cook the onions until caramelized. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Remove from pan and place in a foil-covered bowl to keep warm.
In the same pan, fry the bacon until crisp.
Pound the chicken breasts thin. Grill over medium heat, repeatedly basting with the Jack Daniels glaze. When cooked through (about 8-10 minutes), top with cheese.
Mix together the mayonnaise and chipotle sauce.
Top each roll with half the mayonnaise mixture, two slices of bacon, a chicken breast and half the caramelized onions.