|Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich|
I like a good fast food meal, albeit infrequently, just as much as the next person. Just last week I had my bi-annual Big Mac Value Meal. Being that I like to recreate many meals I have tried at restaurants, (example #1 - The Mini Mac), it was time I made Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich.
I Googled, Yahooed, and Binged my way around the World Wide Web as I searched for the recipe that would recreate Subway's famous sandwich. With bits and pieces from the recipes I found through my search, I struck upon the rendition that I thought would recreate the sandwich the best. My recipe included grilling the chicken which was marinaded in a homemade teriyaki sauce and serving it on long soft white rolls with a quick-to-make sweet onion sauce, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomatoes and onions, was deemed a success by No Thank You Boy and My Middle One.
"It is good. Really good. Even better than the chicken teriyaki sandwich at Subway. The sauce is not as sticky sweet. I like this one even more than the one at Subway."
--No Thank You Boy, August 10, 2011
Success! I prepped the sandwich ingredients in the late afternoon so when dinner time rolled around, all I had to do was reheat the chicken (just like they do at Subway) and assemble the sandwiches. And with all the ingredients packaged up for the refrigerator, the kids could make their own sandwiches the next day for lunch while I was at work. Yea!
Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
1 pound boneless chicken breast, cut in thin strips
teriyaki marinade --
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon dried minced onions
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
sweet onion sauce --
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon dried minced onions
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch of pepper
4 sub rolls
In a large resealable bag, place the teriyaki marinade ingredients and the chicken. Let chicken marinate for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan over medium high heat, combine the sweet onion sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil while stirring to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir. Set aside.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 2 - 3 minutes per side or until cook through.
To serve, slice rolls and top with chicken and desired toppings. Drizzle with the sweet onion sauce and enjoy!