A Taste of Summer Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4

This prize-winning grilled chicken sandwich will have your taste buds singing. The tangy Asian-style marinade, with its hints of orange and ginger, make for a flavourful, smoky chicken breast in this light alternative to a burger. Tina was the Grand-prize winner of our 2005 Canada Day Chicken Challenge contest.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice
1 clove garlic, finely-chopped
3 green onions, finely-chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) orange zest, grated
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
roasted red pepper, thinly-sliced, for garnish
red onion, thinly-sliced, for garnish
mayonnaise, for garnish
Romaine lettuce, for garnish
4 whole wheat Kaiser rolls
1 tsp (5 mL) ginger, freshly-grated


1 In a bowl, whisk together orange zest and juice, green onions, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and salt.
2 Add chicken breasts; turn to coat.
3 Let stand for 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
4 Grill on medium heat for approximately 15-20 minutes until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F (74°C).
5 Serve on whole wheat Kaiser buns.
6 Garnish with roasted red peppers, red onions, lettuce & mayonnaise.