Grilled Chicken, Creamed Corn and Cilantro Coleslaw Sandwich

Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 25 min
Serves: 4

Canada Day Sandwich



2 cups (500 mL) (500 ml) water
1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) 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) (15 ml) butter
1 cup (250 mL) (150 g) frozen corn kernels, thawed
3 tbsp (45 mL) (45 ml) 35% heavy cream
3 tbsp (45 mL) (45 ml) milk


6 cups (1.5 L) (510 g) green cabbage, thinly sliced with a mandoline
1 cup (250 mL) (30 g) cilantro, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) (30 ml) cider vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) (30 ml) canola oil
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) sugar
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt


4 sandwich buns



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.

Creamed Corn

1 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.
2 In a food processor, purée all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer into a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


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


1 Preheat the grill, setting the burners to high. Oil the grate.
2 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.
3 Spread the creamed corn on the buns and add the chicken. Garnish with the coleslaw, to taste. Close the buns.