Cafe-Style Grilled Chicken Sandwiches


This delicious grilled chicken sandwich recipe features tender grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce, tomato, and mayo sandwiched between two slices of toasted French bread. Bacon and provolone cheese can also be added to the sandwiches.

close up view of a grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce, onion, and cheese on a blue plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 4 sprigs fresh dill, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash®)

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 8 thick slices French bread

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste

  • 4 slices tomato

  • 4 lettuce leaves


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Prick chicken breasts all over with a fork, then place in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, dill, garlic and herb seasoning, and black pepper to the bowl. Stir to coat chicken breasts thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken breasts from marinade; discard marinade.

  4. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer chicken to a cutting board; let stand for 5 minutes, then cut chicken breasts in half.

  5. Melt butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle garlic powder and salt over butter and oil. Add French bread slices to the skillet; toast until golden brown on one side, about 3 minutes; remove from the pan.

  6. For sandwich assembly, place 1 French bread slice, toasted-side down, onto a serving plate. Spread mayonnaise on bread; top with a tomato slice, then season with salt and pepper. Cover with a grilled chicken breast half and lettuce leaf. Spread untoasted side of another French bread slice with mayonnaise and place on top to make a sandwich.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
34g Fat
43g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 637mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 274mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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