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Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

One of Jerry Seinfeld's Favorites!

Recipes Courtesy of the book Double Delicious! by Jessica Seinfeld
Cook Time: min

This is based on a sandwich Jerry and I fell in love with in Italy. For a healthier version, substitute the Italian bread with whole-grain rolls or whole-wheat bread. It is delicious any way you serve it!

Nutritional info:

Calories: 416, Carbohydrate: 34g, Protein: 42g, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Sodium: 615mg, Fiber: 3g


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup broccoli puree
  • 6 large slices tomato
  • 6 ciabatta rolls, or 6 large slices crusty Italian bread
  • ½ cup grated part-skim mozzarella
  • Cooking Directions

    1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the flour on a sheet of waxed paper. Toss the chicken chunks in the flour and coat completely. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and garlic. Decrease the heat to medium and continue to cook until the chicken begins to brown and the garlic becomes fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes.

    3. Add the chicken broth, vinegar, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Add the puree and cook 2 to 3 minutes more, until the flavors are well blended.

    4. Place the bread on a large baking sheet. Top each with a tomato slice. Divide the chicken between the 6 pieces of bread and top with mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted and edges of the bread are crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.

    For the Broccoli Puree

    Cut broccoli into florets and steam for 6 to 7 minutes. Florets should be tender but still bright green. (If they're an olive green, they're overcooked.) Puree using a food processor or blender for about 2 minutes. May need a few teaspoons of water, for a smooth, creamy texture.

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