In this healthy recipe makeover, chicken breast replaces sliced beef and we skip cheese for a healthier, but still delicious dunkable French dip sandwich. Serve with a mixed green salad or a vinegary slaw.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with a smooth meat mallet or a heavy pan to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink in the middle, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board; cover to keep warm.

  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Cook onion and mushrooms over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add sherry and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in broth, Worcestershire and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cut baguette into 4 portions and slice horizontally. Pull out the soft inner bread; brush the insides with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Toast on a baking sheet in the oven for about 10 minutes.

  • To serve, strain the liquid from the mushroom mixture for dipping. Slice the chicken into strips. Divide the chicken and mushrooms among the baguette pieces to make 4 sandwiches. Serve with the dip.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 36.7g 73% DV; carbohydrates 45.9g 15% DV; dietary fiber 7.7g 31% DV; sugars 3.6g; fat 15.2g 23% DV; saturated fat 2.4g 12% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 25.1IU 1% DV; vitamin c 3.8mg 6% DV; folate 18.6mcg 5% DV; calcium 31.1mg 3% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 32.8mg 12% DV; potassium 536.8mg 15% DV; sodium 771.1mg 31% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.