Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich
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This post is sponsored by Arla® Cream Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Today, I am going to share a fun recipe using all my mystery basket ingredients from the Chopped at Home Challenge with Arla®. Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich.

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich Ingredients: 

This chicken sandwich recipe is inspired by Mediterranean flavors, because one of the main ingredients I used is a Mediterranean Garden cream cheese from Arla®. I spread each piece of  bread with generous amount of Arla cream cheese, then stacked it with fresh garden vegetables: lettuce, sprouts, spinach, roasted red bell pepper, pepper pickle, fresh sliced tomatoes, and a tender and juicy grilled chicken breast.  Healthy, fast, scrumptious.

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

Arla cream cheese is made with simple, recognizable ingredients and with milk that comes directly from farms owned by Arla’s proud farmers. The product is best characterized and recognized by its distinct fresh taste. It’s the perfect solution for a quick snack, a last minute lunch and for a recipe for the whole family. Find Arla Cream Cheese at a store near you.

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

 

To showcase my creativity and take part in the Chopped at Home Challenge, I chose this Mediterranean chicken sandwich because it’s simply delicious, made of fresh ingredients and would be perfect for any occasion, snack, lunch or a friends and family gathering.  One of the best parts about it is that it’s kid-friendly (my kids loved it), but not a kids meal that only they’d enjoy.

Mediterranean Garden Chicken SandwichWhen we spread Arla cream cheese onto a piece of bread you instantly see that it has a whipped-like texture that’s completely different from the heavier cream cheeses that many of us are used to.  This isn’t just for show, that whipped consistency and taste is absolutely dreamy and can perfectly compliment a simple piece of bread or an ensemble of complex flavors.

The fun part of this Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich recipe is you can build your own as you go, meaning that you can prepare all of the ingredients, place them in a container, store it in the fridge and build the sandwich whenever you are ready to eat it.

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

 

Arla cream cheese is an essential to have in the kitchen. Arla cream cheese comes in many delicious varieties: Original, Herbs & Spices, Blueberry, Mediterranean Garden, Strawberry and Skyr. All cream cheese flavors come in a 7oz. tub, but Strawberry and Original also come in squeeze tubes. They are not only a better-for-you cream cheese spread, but a simple and tasty addition to lunch and dinner options as well.  Arla cream cheese is free from artificial flavors, preservatives, thickeners and stabilizers, so you can feel good about feeding it to the entire family.

 

Be sure to enter the Chopped at Home Challenge. This contest is running on FoodNetwork.com in partnership with Arla. Users will be asked to enter using the four mystery basket ingredients – Arla cream cheese (any flavor), chicken breast, baby spinach and roasted red bell pepper – to create an original dish. Contestants will be required to upload a description of the recipe along with a photo of the finished dish that includes the Arla packaging in the shot. The winner will be selected based on appetite appeal (35%), creativity and incorporation of basket ingredients (15%), appearance and presentation (15%) and clarity of dish description (35%). There will be one grand prize winner that will received $5,000 cash and a gift basket containing Arla products and helpful kitchen items worth an estimated $350. The contest will run from 9:00 AM EST on 4/10/18 to 4:59 PM EST on 6/1/18.

Hope you’ll enjou this Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich recipe!

4.91 from 10 votes
Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 people
Author: rika agustini
Ingredients
  • 3 8 oz chicken breasts, cut in half and flatten with mallet.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Lettuce
  • Roasted Red Bell Pepper {store bought or homemade - recipe below}
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Pepper pickle
  • Sprouts
  • Mediterranean Garden cream cheese from Arla®
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill over medium heat. 

  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side.

To build a sandwich:
  1. Lay 3 slices of bread on a cutting board and spread with some Mediterranean Garden cream cheese from Arla®.

  2. On first layer, add some fresh lettuce, roasted red bell pepper, and lettuce.

  3. On second layer, add some spinach or lettuce leaves, sprouts, pepper pickle, grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, cheese of your choice, lettuce and top with another slice of bread. 

Recipe Notes

Roasted Red Bell Pepper recipe: 

4 red bell pepper, washed 

cooking spray 

Heat the oven to 425 F 

Place the red bell pepper (as a whole or cut with seeds removed) on a cookie sheet coated with olive oil cooking spray. 

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the skin is blistered. 

Remove from the heat.

 


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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Terri Steffes
    Apr 11, 2018 at 4:40 am

    This looks so good. My husband and I often picnic before our theater shows in the summer (it’s an outdoor theater.) This sandwich will be a perfect meal for us.

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    Tasheena
    Apr 11, 2018 at 4:46 am

    This looks like perfection! I love the different layers of flavor with this sandwich. I can’t wait to try this recipe and the cheeses.

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    candy
    Apr 11, 2018 at 4:59 am

    That is a lovely sandwich and one we would enjoy eating. I would probably not make it as big and take out one piece of bread but over all we love everything that goes into this sandwich.

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    Amber Myers
    Apr 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

    I would love this sandwich for lunch today! It looks delicious. I will have to be sure to pick up this spread. All the flavors sound tasty.

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    Apr 11, 2018 at 7:09 am

    That is an impressive looking sandwich. It sounds like it’s got a unique combination of flavors and textures.

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    Saidah Washington
    Apr 11, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I love a good cream cheese. I can eat it on my bagel every morning. These flavors would definitely make it more fun. I’m going to look for these at my grocer.

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    Doria
    Apr 11, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Oh wow, that looks absolutely amazing! I think my husband would actually really enjoy this, he’s a sandwich lover. 😉

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    Franc Ramon
    Apr 11, 2018 at 8:46 am

    The different spread of Arla would surely make excellent sandwiches. The Mediterranean Garden Chicken looks really tasty and would make a great meal.

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    Melissa Chapman
    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I have never tried those cream cheeses but the flavors look so good. A chicken sandwich made this way would be great for kids to have in their lunches.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:23 am

    My husband is a huge fan of a simple sandwich. This one seems easy to make and is full of delicious ingredients. Gotta try this recipe.

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    Jeanette
    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Woman favorite kind of food is Mediterranean! They just have so much flavor in everything that they make. I would love to make the sandwich for myself for lunch. In fact I think I might.

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    Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers
    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    This sandwich looks so good. I want to give this sandwich a try. I’ve heard great things about arla cream cheese.

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    Heather
    Apr 11, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t eat meat anymore but I bet this would be great without the chicken too! I love mediterranean food.

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    Peter
    Apr 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    MAn that looks so delicious. I’m literally drooling. I may just have to make this for lunch tomirrow

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    Our Family World
    Apr 12, 2018 at 12:16 am

    I love all the varieties of Arla Cream cheese! Its just they have one for every need! I am going to try this chicken sandwich recipe. My husband and children would enjoy this. They love chicken and cheese! Now if this sandwich had bacon in it, they’d go nuts!

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    Carol Cassara
    Apr 12, 2018 at 12:28 am

    That’s my kind of sandwich! I love eating more salad and sandwiches during the warmer months because they’re lighter. Arla’s cream cheeses sound so good! Can’t wait to make recipes with those!

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    Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    Apr 12, 2018 at 8:22 am

    This is a sandwich if I have ever seen one. I am totally going to have to try this so soon. It sounds super delicious.

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    Anjanette Young
    Apr 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Oh my goodness, this garden chicken sandwich recipe looks amazing. I am going to enter the Chopped at Home challenge just for the Arla products.

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    Anosa Malanga
    Apr 14, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Just in time for tomorrows out of town trip. I will definitely include this for our snack. Haven’t tried Arla yet and I am excited to try this as well. Hopefully it will meet my expectation.

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