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Grilled Chicken, Creamed Corn and Cilantro Coleslaw Sandwich

Canada Day Sandwich
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 60 min
Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients

Brine

2 cups (500 ml) water
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp crushed black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved into thin cutlets (about ¾ lb/340 g)

Creamed Corn

1/2 onion, chopped
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp (15 ml) butter
1 cup (150 g) frozen corn kernels, thawed
3 tbsp (45 ml) 35% heavy cream
3 tbsp (45 ml) milk

Coleslaw

6 cups (510 g) green cabbage, thinly sliced with a mandoline
1 cup (30 g) cilantro, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) cider vinegar
2 tbsp (30 ml) canola oil
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Sandwiches

4 sandwich buns

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.

Steps

  1. In a small saucepan, bring ¼ cup (60 ml) of the water to a boil with the brown sugar and salt. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the pepper, bay leaf and the remaining water (1 ¾ cup /440 ml). Let cool completely.

  2. Place the chicken cutlets in the brine. Place a plate on the chicken to create a weight and keep them completely submerged. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.

  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, soften the onion and garlic in the butter. Add the corn, cream, and milk. Continue cooking for 15 minutes or until the corn is tender.

  4. In a food processor, purée all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer into a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. In a large bowl, combine all the coleslaw ingredients. Set aside.

  6. Preheat the grill, setting the burners to high. Oil the grate.

  7. Drain the chicken cutlets. Pat dry with a paper towel. Grill the cutlets for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Cut the cutlets in half, if needed. Grill the buns, if desired.

  8. Spread the creamed corn on the buns and add the chicken. Garnish with the coleslaw, to taste. Close the buns.