Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chicken Teriyaki Sub with Sweet Onion Sauce

I admit up front that I spoil my daughter Marina.  Can’t help it, I adore her and she is so sweet it’s easy to go that extra step.  When she was little and had sleepovers I’d bring the girls breakfast in bed; usually pancakes.  When we moved to Florida, her bedroom was right next to the kitchen so school mornings I’d wake her up with a bowl of cereal in hand.  Now that she is a senior in high school and has a very busy life of her own there’s precious little opportunity to give her personal treats.  So when she declared Subway’s Teriyaki Chicken Sub with sweet onion sauce her absolute favorite I couldn’t resist trying to come up with something close for her school lunches.

It’s not the same as Subway, but Marina loves them so I thought I’d pass along the recipe.  These Spoiled Daughter Sandwiches are really yummy and are super to serve when you have people over to watch a game or for spring and summer picnics.

I’m giving you quantities for 4 large sandwiches on hoagie rolls with enough sauce left over for the next batch of sandwiches.
Let’s start off with the Sweet Onion Sauce:
¼ Cup finely chopped sweet or red onion (I use mostly red but also like it with sweet onions)
½ Cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered milk
½ Teaspoon lemon juice
¼ Teaspoon poppy seeds
¼ Teaspoon garlic powder
¼ Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon pepper
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Ingredients for the Sandwiches:
4 hoagie rolls
2 large chicken breasts
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
8 slices provolone cheese
8 slices tomato
½ cup shredded iceberg lettuce
4 or more  tablespoons sweet onion sauce
Marinade the chicken breasts in the teriyaki sauce for 1 hour
Sauté the chicken breasts in a non stick pan on medium heat until done; about 15 minutes
Let the chicken cool and then slice thinly
Slice the hoagie roll lengthwise but do not separate
Place 2 slice provolone cheese on each roll, top with chicken slices, top with tomato slices and then the lettuce
Drizzle with sweet onion sauce; close sandwiches and serve.


  1. flavourful delicious sandwich looks special

  2. Lucky girl! That sandwich is a winner :)

  3. I used to love this sandwich from Subway, but I have to admit that these days eating that processed looking meat from Subway freaks me out. I love this home made version! I'mm going to have to try this out!!

  4. Thanks so much Torviewtoronto and Shawn! Dana, I know what you mean about processes...I buy green/organic whenever I can so I know what we are eating!

  5. How sweet! My kids would love these too.

  6. a complete meal for the day, yummy its looks.