Canada Day’s Chicken Sandwich, 2015


For 23 years now, Ottawa has been serving up a chicken sandwich on the Hill to hungry Canadians who want a freshly barbecued healthy snack to get them through the day’s festivities. This year’s version features an herb-infused honey-Dijon sauce to take it to the next level.

The recipe comes to you via the Chicken Farmers of Canada, who have served up thousands upon thousands of sandwiches over many July 1st celebrations.

  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  1. Blend canola oil, Italian dressing, and Italian seasoning. Add chicken to the mixture.
  2. Marinate chicken breasts for 3 hours.
  3. Grill chicken breast on medium heat until chicken is cooked through and meat thermometer registers 165°F (74°C) (about 5 minutes per side).
  4. Place chicken breast, topped with Herbed Honey Dijon Sauce, Swiss cheese and lettuce on the Kaiser.
  5. Season with salt and pepper

Herbed Honey Dijon Sauce

  1. Stir together honey Dijon mustard, mixed fresh herbs, and lemon juice. Use as a spread on sandwiches.


  1. Canola oil is an excellent marinade for barbecuing, because it is not denatured by high temperatures. Although there is a fair amount of oil in the marinade, only a little adheres to the meat, so the added calories are minimal.
  2. If you want a glutin-free version, wrap the grilled breasts in the lettuce leaves. Or you can use rice-paper wraps. Here’s a link showing how to work with these low-cal glutin free beauties.

Hoping all my Canadian readers have had a fabulous Canada Day this year with friends and family. We celebrated in Reading, England, with our youngest daughter and her family, a glass of bubbly, and some fois gras from the Dordogne in France. The youngest wore a red t-shirt with a white guitar on it and the message: Canada rocks. It does, doesn’t it!!! 🙂

Chicken and wine tasting in the early days

Chicken and wine tasting in the early days

How did you celebrate this year?

For those of you in the US, your day is still to come. What special treats are you celebrating with? Love from Vinny.

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