The “So Canadian" Chicken Sandwich

The “So Canadian" Chicken Sandwich

This prizewinning sandwich uses grilled chicken and a homemade barbeque sauce to create maximum flavour. Maple syrup adds a delicate sweetness that makes this savoury sandwich taste out of this world. By Mitchell Horne (age 9), Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, Toronto, ON Grand-prize winner of our 2006 Canada Day Chicken Challenge contest.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:

The “So Canadian" Chicken Sandwich:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), 4-5 oz each
  • 4 slices old cheddar cheese
  • 4 Kaiser roll(s), halved
  • lettuce, leaves

Maple BBQ Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely-chopped
  • 1 onion(s), finely-chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sherry vinegar
  • or
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 salt, pinch
  • 1 pepper, pinch

The “So Canadian" Chicken Sandwich

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat cook garlic and onion in 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of hot oil until tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add ketchup, maple syrup, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper; bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. Add some water if sauce is too thick, or cook longer if sauce is too thin.

  4. Grill each breast 6-8 minutes over medium heat or until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Apply BBQ sauce after grilling is complete.

  5. Cut buns in half, garnish with lettuce on bottom half and cheese slice on top half. Add more BBQ sauce to chicken if desired.

Cheddar may be placed on top of chicken towards the end of grilling for a better melt, rather than being added during assembly.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 520 g serving Amount
  • Calories 710
  • Protein 73 g
  • Fat 18 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Carbohydrate 66 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 37 g
  • Cholesterol 180 mg
  • Sodium 1740 mg
  • Per 520 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 73
  • Calcium 30
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 20
  • Vitamin C 35
  • Vitamin B6 98
  • Vitamin B12 62
  • Folate 32
  • Magnesium 48
  • Zinc 41

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