Ok so these blackened chicken tenderloins are already packed with flavor, and so easy to make. Next time you throw some on the grill or cast iron, pile them into a toasty brioche with all of the best spreads and fixings and you’ve got an easy, quick RESTAURANT-worthy blackened chicken sandwich with whipped herb feta.

Tasty blackened chicken sandwich with whipped herbed feta
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Because the blacked chicken tenderloins don’t need to be marinated, this is a meal you can throw together even on the busiest of nights. If I’ve already sold you on the romesco or whipped herb feta, you might even have some waiting in your fridge! If so, this is REALLY a breeze.

How to Make Your Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Whipped Herb Feta

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For the Blackened Chicken Sandwich:

  • Brioche hamburger bun* 
  • Blackened chicken (100 g)
  • A few slices of tomato (40 g)
  • A pinch of pickled onion, or sliced red onion will work!  (15 g)
  • A few slices of cucumber (25 g)
  • Pinch of pepperoncinis or jarred mild banana peppers (15 g)
  • Bib/butter lettuce 
  • Whipped herb feta (recipe below) (30 g)
  • Romesco sauce (this homemade version is our favorite! But store-bought will work) (30 g)

For the Whipped Herbed Feta:

  • Non-fat Greek yogurt (85 g)
  • Less fat cream-cheese (62 g)
  • Crumbled reduced fat feta (56 g)
  • Handful of basil, chopped (7 g)
  • Clove of garlic or frozen cube
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped (3 g)
  • Green onion or chives (12 g)
  • Zest and juice of ½ a lemon (15 g juice)
  • Red wine vinegar (15 g)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Give your brioche bun a mist of olive oil spray and toast face down in a pan over medium heat until golden brown. If you are using leftover blackened chicken, reheat in an air fryer for just a minute or the microwave at half power for 30 seconds. Go ahead and repeat this process until JUST barely warm. Don’t recook!

Then, using your small food-processor, blend or pulse all of the ingredients for the whipped feta until smooth. Spread a couple of tablespoons on the bottom bun and top with cucumbers, tomatoes, warmed chicken, pickled onions, pepperoncinis, and lettuce. Give a spread of romesco on the top bun, close your sandwich, and ENJOY.

Serving Suggestions

The truth is, when we do sandwiches, we like to put out a big cutting board with all of the toppings and skip the sides. Maybe I’ll chop some fruit for the kids. BUT, if we’re having guests over, I’d throw a salad on the side! Here are a few perfect salad options to pair with your sandwiches.

Corn Feta and Basil Salad – Lillie Eats and Tells

Sweet Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad – Lillie Eats and Tells

Easy Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad – Lillie Eats and Tells

You can also use any leftover whipped herbed feta to compliment these Steak Pitas with Romesco.

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Looking for other brioche bun style sandwich recipes? Add any of these delicious options to your weekly menu if you anticipate having leftover buns to use. All of these recipes are equally delicious and also macro-friendly:

Blackened Salmon Sandwich – Lillie Eats and Tells

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Want more macro-friendly recipes? Check out any of my cookbooks, and be sure to follow along on Instagram!

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www.lillieeatsandtells.com recipe for blackened chicken sandwich with whipped herb feta

Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Whipped Herb Feta

A delicious blackened chicken sandwich on a brioche bun, paired with whipped herbed feta and romesco sauce
Course chicken, Protein, Sandwich
Cuisine California Fresh, Healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 347 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

For the Blackened Chicken Sandwich

  • 1 Brioche hamburger bun*
  • 3.5 oz Blackened chicken 100 g
  • A few slices of tomato 40 g
  • A pinch of pickled onion sliced red onion will work (15 g)
  • A few slices of cucumber 25 g
  • Pinch of pepperoncinis or jarred mild banana peppers 15 g
  • Bib/butter lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp Whipped herbed feta recipe below (30 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Romesco sauce store bought will also work! (30 g)

For the Whipped Herbed Feta (8 Servings)

  • cup Greek yogurt 85 g
  • ¼ cup ⅓ less fat cream-cheese 62 g
  • ½ cup Crumbled reduced fat feta 56 g
  • Handful of basil chopped (7 g)
  • 1 clove Garlic or frozen cube
  • Handful of fresh parsley chopped (3 g)
  • 2 tbsp Green onion or chives 12 g
  • Zest and juice of ½ a lemon 15 g juice
  • 1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar 15 g
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Spray your bun with a mist of olive oil spray and toast face down in a pan over medium heat until golden brown. If using leftover blackened chicken, reheat in an air fryer for just a minute or the microwave at half power for 30 seconds. Repeat that process until JUST barely warm. Don’t recook!
  • Using a small food-processor, blend or pulse all of the ingredients for the whipped feta until smooth. Spread a couple of tablespoons on the bottom bun and top with cucumbers, tomatoes, warmed chicken, pickled onions, pepperoncinis, and lettuce. Spread romesco on the top bun, close your sandwich, and ENJOY.

Notes

  • For the brioche bun: I use St Pierre brand, or something similar at about 3 fat, 26 carbs.
  • If you’re using My Fitness Pal, search: “Lille Eats and Tells Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Whipped Herb Feta”
 
**Macros for the Whipped Herb Feta: 8 servings, 31 g each (2 Tbsp), 36 cal, 1c, 2f, 3p, 0 fiber
MFP for the Whipped Herb Feta search: Lillie Eats and Tells Whipped Herb Feta

Nutrition

Serving: 1SandwichFiber: 2.7gCalories: 347kcalFat: 8gProtein: 36.1gCarbohydrates: 32.2g
Keywords blackened, brioche, chicken, feta, pickled onions, romesco sauce, sandwich

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