Divine Summertime Chicken Sandwich

Recipe from Jeannine Shao Collins, Senior Vice President & Publishing Director of Women's Lifestyle Group, Meredith Corporation.


Divine Summertime Chicken Sandwich

When you're taking a day to pamper yourself, you'll surely enjoy having a wholesome, nutritious and eye-appealing lunch. Remember... it's all about you - and you are what you eat! Celebrate all that you are and want to be.

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced pimentos or roasted red peppers
  • 4 slices French bread, (1-inch thick)
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices

Preparation

  • With a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts between 2 pieces of waxed paper to 1/2-inch thick. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and briefly sauté. Add chicken breasts and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until the meat is firm and the juices run clear. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, red onion, dill and pimento or roasted red peppers.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture on all 4 slices of bread.
  • Spray opposite side of bread with canola oil spray and toast in a large sauté pan for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned.
  • Place chicken, tomato slice and lettuce leaf on bread slice and serve.

Each recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 255 calories
  • 21 g protein
  • 26 g carbohydrates
  • 8 g fat
  • 48 mg cholesterol
  • 444 mg sodium
  • 4 g fiber