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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Sandwiches

You can use any type of bread or roll for this sandwich. We like the ciabatta, but have used other breads and rolls, whatever I might have handy. You can also pan fry the chicken if you can't get to a grill.—Debbie Speckmeyer, Lakewood, California
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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°.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture onto buns. Layer with tomatoes, chicken and avocado; replace bun tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 476 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 44g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 17, 2017

    Enjoyed these sandwiches with a side of beer cheese soup. Only needed about 1/2 of the spread.

  • Meg622
    Jan 26, 2014

    Love this sandwich!

  • hbaseley
    Jul 23, 2013

    Loved this; will make again.

  • aliciadberes
    Jan 2, 2013

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  • Hanesmom
    Aug 31, 2012

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  • blue_eyes998
    Jul 15, 2012

    This was good on pita bread.

  • SUELLEN2205
    May 11, 2012

    This Chicken Sandwich was a complete HIT at our dinner table...Kids INCLUDED!Delicious and EASY!