Grilled Thai Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Thai Chicken Sandwich

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine September/October 2012

Juicy grilled chicken, onions and peppers combine with a Thai-inspired sauce in this chicken sandwich recipe. We love how the flatbreads made from whole-wheat dough sop up the extra sauce. If you have one large (12-ounce) chicken breast instead of two smaller (6-ounce) ones, cut it in half horizontally before grilling so the chicken cooks in the time specified in this recipe.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 1/2 cup “lite” coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 2 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large red bell pepper, quartered
  • 1 large onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Whisk coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice, 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce and soy sauce in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Working on a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 5 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-inch disk with a rolling pin or press into a disk with your hands. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, brush one side of each disk.
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip); place the dough, oiled-side down, on the grill and cook until light brown and puffed, 1 to 2 minutes. Brush the dough with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, flip and grill until cooked through, but still a little soft, 1 to 2 minutes more. Wrap in foil to keep warm.
  5. Brush chicken with the remaining 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce. Place the chicken, bell pepper and onion on the grill. Grill the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 °F, 10 to 14 minutes. Grill the pepper and onion, turning once, until lightly charred and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Slice the pepper and onion. Toss with 1/2 cup of the reserved dressing in a medium bowl. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, slice or shred into bite-size pieces. Top flatbreads with equal portions of the vegetables and chicken; drizzle with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with cilantro. Fold to eat.
  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 411 calories; 18 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 44 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 35 mcg folate; 38 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 1094 IU vitamin A; 48 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 443 mg sodium; 346 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Vitamin A (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 3 fat

Reviews 3

January 17, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
A bit too spicy, but has definite promise Just made this and I had to add peanut butter to tone down the spice - and even still my husband (who LOVES a lot of spice) thought it was too spicy to notice the flavor. Next time I'll cut the chile-garlic paste a bit more, but I will definitely make it again. I'd recommend this for people who like semi-Americanized Thai food :) Pros: Great flavor, great protein, flavorful Cons: Too spicy
September 08, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Tastes Amazing! This was super yummy. A bit spicy. Full of flavor. Easy for my husband and I to prepare. Great as leftovers with whole wheat rice. Overall: Loved it and will make it again. Pros: Delicious. So much flavor! Fairly quick for a weeknight. Cons: Sodium is high if using Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough (which we did)...
September 05, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
How is this heart healthy with 38 mg cholesterol and 447 mg sodium?? Pros: Looks yummy... Cons: Too much sodium and cholesterol