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Grilled Sandwich with Spicy Chicken and BBQ Fig Sauce

Grilled Sandwich with Spicy Chicken and BBQ Fig Sauce


For the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Drizzle chicken fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread it all over the chicken to coat.
  • Place a nonstick pan over high heat and let it get so hot that smoke rises from it.
  • Add the chicken and brown on both sides without adding any oil.
  • Prepare a small baking pan that is just large enough to fit the chicken, by adding all of the sprigs of herbs and the garlic on the bottom.
  • When the chicken has turned golden, transfer to pan and place over herbs. This way all of the aromas from the herbs will get in to the chicken as it is cooking.
  • Melt the butter in the pan and as soon as it starts to sizzle, pour it over the chicken.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • When ready, thinly slice.

For the bbq figs

  • Place a saucepan over medium heat and melt the butter.
  • Add the dried figs that have been cut in half and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ketchup and vinegar and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Transfer to a blender and beat until all of the ingredients are completely incorporated.
  • Transfer mixture back to pan and add salt, pepper, ginger powder, smoked paprika and honey.
  • Boil until you create a thick sauce that is like marmalade.
  • Set aside to cool.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a nonstick pan over medium to low heat.
  • Add a teaspoon of butter and let it melt.
  • Add 2 slices of sandwich bread and toast for 2-3 minutes on each side, until nice and golden.
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining slices of bread.
  • When all 8 slices are ready, spread them out on a clean working surface.
  • Spread a tablespoon of bbq fig sauce over each slice.
  • To 4 of the slices, add a slice of cheese, some slices of chicken, a tablespoon of caramelized onions and last another slice of cheese.
  • Cover with the remaining 4 slices and transfer to a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Bake for 5-8 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  • When ready, remove from oven and serve with some refreshing iceberg leaves.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
10 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
4 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
5 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
14 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
32 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
12 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
5 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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