Greek-Style Chicken Sandwiches

Makes 6 Sandwiches

Preparation Time: 20 min

The fresh taste of lemon elevates this chicken sandwich to a whole new level. The taste sensation continues with crisp red pepper and fresh cilantro. This lunch standby goes from ho-hum to hello there.


3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast meat (about 330 g/11 oz) 750 mL
green onions, thinly sliced
small red bell pepper, diced
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or basil 45 mL
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind 2 mL
2 tbsp lemon juice 30 mL
3 tbsp 0% fat plain Greek yogurt 45 mL
2 tbsp light mayonnaise 30 mL
1/2 cup light crumbled feta cheese (optional) 125 mL
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 mL
12 thin slices dense pumpernickel rye bread or whole grain bread 12
leaves lettuce
To quickly cook chicken: Bring 2 cups (500 mL) sodium reduced chicken broth and 1 cup (250 mL) of water to simmer. Add 3 skinless chicken breasts (bone in) and poach for about 15 minutes. Use a digital food thermometer to check that chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Let cool until easy to handle and using fingers remove meat from bones. Tear meat into shreds or chop finely for the recipe. You can also use leftover roast chicken or turkey for this sandwich.


Step 1
In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, red pepper and cilantro.

Step 2
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon rind, juice, yogurt and mayonnaise. Stir in feta, if using and pepper. Pour over chicken mixture and stir to combine. Divide among 6 of the bread slices and top with lettuce and remaining bread. Cut in half to serve.


Little chefs can help stir together the salad ingredients and assemble the sandwiches.
This sandwich can be served on whole grain pita pockets or tortillas. 
Add more colour and crunch by tucking in chopped cucumbers and tomatoes.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 sandwich
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 287
Fat / Lipides 5 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 48 mg
Sodium / Sodium 359 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 32 g
Fiber / Fibres 5 g
Sugars / Sucres 5 g
Protein Protéines 28 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer