Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich

Take your tastebuds on vacation with this super easy Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich. Ready in just a few minutes and bursting with flavor, this will soon become a family favorite…I guarantee!

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Haaaaappy Friiiiiiidaaaayyy!  I thought this week would never end.  It just dragged on and on and on….and for no particular reason.  I felt tired and lazy and just wanted to nap all day long.  So, it took some effort to get things done this week and after doing a few administrative things today like reading contracts (so fun) I’ll be ready to kick off the weekend. I definitely need a vacation, like a real vacation without any Instagramming or Facebook updates. A vacation where I shut it down, sit on a beach chair and stare at some crystal blue waters. Like the Caribbean.  Where I found the inspiration for this Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich many, many, many, many years ago. (Wow, I just felt old.)

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When my husband and I were still dating, we took a vacation together to see if we could stand each other for a straight week. LOL!  I’m kidding…kinda. We went to St. Thomas for 8 whole days and had a flipping amazing time.  If you’ve never been to the US Virgin Islands, it’s definitely a place worth adding to your bucket list.  The water there is a brilliant turquoise blue and crystal clear.  The sand is snow white and powder fine….and the restaurants are insanely fabulous.  So, it’s a bit weird that I would be inspired to recreate something so simple as a Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich…right?  But really…it was amazing and it’s so easy to make that we’ve been whipping them up every summer since that trip.  Which…was so long ago that I didn’t even own a digital camera AND the iPhone didn’t exist.  Nor did cell phones with cameras. So…..yeah, that’s why you are only seeing pics of the sandwich and not of the Caribbean Sea.

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Anywho….this Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich is ready in a flash so it’s perfect for a quick lunch or easy weeknight dinner. I like to keep some chicken in the freezer already marinated in teriyaki sauce so on those nights when you have no idea what to make you can just grab it, thaw and grill.  It’s topped with swiss cheese…yes, it sounds odd but go with it.  It’s the best decision ever.  And a slice of grilled pineapple.  Slather a bit of Garlic Aioli on the roll, layer with a bit of lettuce, red onion and chow down. So, so simple and fantastic with a side of macaroni salad or this easy broccoli salad. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Now, book that flight to the Caribbean ASAP. Or at least add it to the bucket list.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: teriyaki Chicken sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 3338 kcal
Author: Kellie

Fast and easy, this Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich is a great weeknight dinner!

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 4 slices pineapple rounds
  • 4 tablespoons garlic aioli
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a resealable bag and add the teriyaki sauce. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal. Marinade for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill.
  3. Grill the chicken over high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Turn the heat to low and top each chicken breast with one slice of cheese.
  4. While the cheese melts, grill the pineapple for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon of aioli on each of the top halves of the bun.
  6. Place one lettuce leaf, red onion, chicken and pineapple on the bottom half of the roll.
  7. Top with the remaining bun.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 3338 Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 104g 160%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Cholesterol 1413mg 471%
Sodium 2909mg 121%
Potassium 9218mg 263%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 27g
Protein 510g 1020%
Vitamin A 59.7%
Vitamin C 67.6%
Calcium 52.3%
Iron 91.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

4 comments on “Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich”

  1. Yum, this looks like the perfect summer treat with that grilled pineapple on there! Grilling pineapple brings out so much flavor. Can’t wait to give this one a try.

  2. Girl, you have me dreaming of a Carribean vacation now! St. Thomas sounds amazing… but I’ll settle for the sandwich. Love the combination of flavors. Swiss cheese sounds like a win to me.

  3. I love chicken sandwiches! This looks amazing, I really like the pineapple slice on top!

  4. These are perfect for summer grilling! Love all the flavors!

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