Baja Chicken Sandwich


As I type this, I am sitting with my feet propped up.  We had a family football game on Thanksgiving, and it didn’t end well for me.  My brother and I got our feet tangled up, and he ended up stepping on my foot pretty bad.  We took a trip to urgent care the next morning to find out it wasn’t broken, but with orders to rest, not put weight on it, and ice it.  So I have been on crutches for a couple days.  Today was the first day I hobbled around without them!  Really not sure what this is going to mean for my running, but I am not thrilled :(

So, on to the food!  My husband was watching football, and saw a commercial for a Baja Chicken Sandwich from Quiznos, and asked if I could make that at home.  After checking out their menu, this is what I came up with.  I have no idea if it is even close, but it sure is good.  I made a chipotle mayo, and a southwestern style barbeque sauce for this sandwich.  Add chicken, bacon and cheddar cheese, and you are done.  Comes together very quickly, so it is great for a quick weeknight meal.

My husband was very happy with how this turned out.  I skipped the chipotle mayo for my 7 year old, due to the heat.  I was a little nervous about him eating it, but he loved it.  Once he saw the bacon, I am not sure he cared too much about what else was there.   I love having sandwich night for dinner, and this is great because you can customize them for everyone without extra work.  Someone doesn’t like mayo, leave it off that one.  Husband likes extra cheese, just add more.  Plus, this would be great for leftover chicken (or even turkey).

Yields 4

Chipotle Mayo, Southwestern Style Barbeque Sauce, Chicken, Cheddar Cheese, and Bacon

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • Chicken
  • 1 large chicken breast, pounded thin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Chipotle
  • 1/3 cup mayo (I used light)
  • 1 -2 tsp chipotle in adobo
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash black pepper
  • Southwest Barbeque sauce
  • 1/3 cup smokey barbeque sauce, (recipe here) or store bought
  • 1 Tbls taco seasoning
  • 4 brat buns
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Cheddar Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine all of the seasonings for the chicken. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of chicken. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oven, and thinly slice.
  3. While the chicken is cooking prepare the sauces. For the Chipotle mayo, mix everything together in a small bowl. Set aside. Mix together the barbeque sauce ingredients in a separate bowl, set aside.
  4. Once the chicken is sliced, prepare the sandwiches. Spread the Chipotle Mayo on the top half of the bun. Spread the barbeque sauce on the bottom half of the bun. Place slices of chicken over the barbeque sauce. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon evenly over the chicken, and top with cheese. Place on a baking sheet, and toast for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.




  1. My husband would LOVE this.

  2. Looks like a perfectly hearty sandwich!! This is one my family will enjoy. :)

  3. I’ve never had the Quiznos version of this sandwich but your recipe sounds amazing!! I hope your foot feels better soon, what a bummer :(

  4. This is mouthwatering, I love the spices and chipotle sauce!

  5. feel better!

  6. Love the spices and the chipotle! Hope you heal fast!

  7. I just got home from work and I am famished! Wish I had this in front of me right now.

  8. This is totally a sandwich my husband would love too. It looks so yummy!

  9. This sounds so good! Sorry to hear about your foot, hope you feel better soon!

  10. I hope your foot heals quickly Erin! As for this sandwich, it looks awesome! I bet your version is better than any store bought one!

  11. I am so sorry about your food, glad it wasn’t broken and hope you are feeling better! And as for this sandwich…my guys would love it!

  12. Oh, I love Quiznos Baja chicken sandwich! Can’t imagine how wonderful the homemade version tastes. 😀 Spectacular!!

    I hope you and your foot feel better soon! xo

  13. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I hope your foot is all better. The flavors in this sandwich is wonderful! Perfect for lunch or dinner:)

  14. Hope your foot is feeling better! Never had the quiznos version, however, your sounds delicious!

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