Hot Swiss Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
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Hot Swiss Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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I've been making these open-faced sandwiches for years, and people always ask for the recipe. I sometimes serve the filling on slices of sourdough or tucked into pitas. —Edith Tabor of Vancouver, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 6 slices Italian bread (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 3/4 cup shredded lettuce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 218 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salt and lemon juice. Stir in the chicken, celery and cheese. Spread butter on each slice of bread; top each with 1/3 cup chicken mixture.
  2. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Top with tomato and lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hot Swiss Chicken Sandwiches in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p29

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jwernsman User ID: 4114476 131556
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"Delicious & easy to make. It's easier to eat if the tomatoes are chopped though."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 79129
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I made this today for my husband and I for lunch, and we both liked it very much! Delicious! I used Light Miracle Whip instead of mayo, no butter, and I used half a whole wheat pita pocket instead of Italian bread. It was delicious! I served it with baby carrots and a cup of fresh blueberries. Very, very tasty."

GaryL User ID: 3223609 145108
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"I made this tonight. Qick and easy, doesn't dirty up too many dishes, and my wife and I both thought it was delicious. I made a completely veganized version. Here were my substitutions:

- Veganaise instead of egg-based mayo. Honestly I think Veganaise tastes better.
- A package of Westsoy seitan instead of chicken. Seitan is a high-protein, wheat gluten-based veggie meat that has a taste and texture similar to chicken in recipes. You can make your own but I usually buy it ready-made.
- Earth Balance instead of butter. Great alternative in recipes or on toast.
I made the sandwiches on multi-grain bread. I like the pita suggestion, also; maybe we'll try that next time."

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