Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich

Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
A new Subway opened in our town about 4 months ago. What a hoopla surrounded the shiny, new dining option as there is only one (a Burger King) fast food joint in our community. My kids love a good Subway sandwich just as much as the next teenager and, No Thank You Boy favors the sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich. What is not to love about a footlong squishy white roll loaded with teriyaki sauced chicken, lettuce, tomato, and onions all slathered in a sweet onion sauce?

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

serves 4

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
shredded lettuce
sliced tomatoes
sliced onions
sliced cucumbers

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!


Arlene Delloro said...

I've never had this option at Subway, but I'm going to try your version soon.

Martha said...

This looks like a winning family meal. The soft, squishy white roll will appeal to the kids for sure. I will give this a try soon. Thanks!

MaryBeth said...

I have seen the Subway version and it looks not anywhere good as yours...

Biz said...

Not a fan of onions, but love how your version turned out!!

My town is about to get a Chik-Fil-A - the Hooters went out of business and that's filling its spot!

mjskit said...

What a great looking sandwich! I love the marinade and sauce - lots of wonderful flavors! Who needs subway?

amycaseycooks said...

Thanks mjskit! I hope you give it a try.