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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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Summer's ultimate sandwich offers a yin and yang of special flavors and casual presentation. The creamy spread and heart-healthy avocado will light up your taste buds. Everyone I've shared this sandwich recipe with makes it over and over again. —Debbie Speckmeyer, Lakewood, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup fat-free spreadable cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 476 calories, 21 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 44 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch 2 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lime juice and cumin. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cilantro, onion, salt and pepper; chill until serving.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture onto buns. Layer with tomatoes, chicken and avocado; replace bun tops. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro-Lime Chicken Sandwiches in Healthy Cooking June/July 2012, p20

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"Love this sandwich!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"Loved this; will make again."

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"This was good on pita bread."

Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"This Chicken Sandwich was a complete HIT at our dinner table...Kids INCLUDED!

Delicious and EASY!"

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