Dad’s Favourite Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Serves: 4

This prizewinning chicken sandwich uses beer to marinate the chicken. The toppings of the sandwich are all classic complements to beer, such as old cheddar and horseradish. This is a simple but delicious sandwich that’s well worth adding to your repertoire.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
3/4 cups (175 mL) beer
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) hot pepper sauce
4 oz (115 g) extra-old cheddar cheese, sliced
1 cup (250 mL) mayonnaise, light
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
2 tbsp (30 mL) horseradish
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) mustard powder
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) ginger, ground
4 sesame seed rolls, cut in half
lettuce, shredded
tomato(es), sliced
dill pickles, sliced
onion(s), small, sliced
pickled hot peppers, sliced


1 Between plastic wrap, pound chicken to ¼ inch (5 mm) thickness.
2 In bowl, mix beer, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauce; add chicken.
3 Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
4 Discard marinade.
5 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
6 Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid.
7 Cook, turning once, until no longer pink inside, for 12 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into each piece reads 165° F (74°C).
8 Top chicken breasts with cheese.
9 Mix mayonnaise, honey, horseradish, mustard powder and ginger.
10 Spread over cut sides of rolls. Top the chicken with lettuce, tomato slices, dill pickles, onion and pickled hot peppers.