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Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

This loaded chicken sandwich tastes as if it came right from a deli. The unique combination of soy-marinated chicken breast, pesto, and Havarti elevates a simple sandwich to a gourmet delight.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
1 tsp oregano, dried
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp Dijon mustard, coarse grain
pepper, dash, freshly ground
½ tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp pesto
3 tbsp light mayonnaise
3 cups mushrooms, sliced, sautéed
½ cup roasted red pepper(s), thinly sliced
4 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup Havarti cheese, grated
4 Kaiser roll(s)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, sugar, mustard, soy sauce and pepper.

  2. Add chicken breasts; turn to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

  3. Grill chicken over medium heat, 6-12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F (74°C).

  4. Turn half way through cooking.

  5. Remove from heat and loosely tent with foil for 10 minutes.

  6. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with pesto; spread over cut sides of buns.

  7. Sandwich chicken, mushrooms, roasted pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese in buns.

  8. Place on greased grill over medium heat.

  9. Grill, turning once and pressing sandwich with spatula until cheese is melted and buns are golden, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Info

Per 400 g serving Amount
Protein51 g
Fat28 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate41 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar6 g
Cholesterol120 mg
Sodium840 mg
Per 400 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A20
Vitamin C30
Vitamin B655
Vitamin B1230