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Someone please teach me how to use my broiler.

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Let’s just say my first loaf of bread was blackened. Blackened bread equals not photogenic.

Luckily I had another loaf on hand, but it was not the pretty whole grain loaf I wanted. No, instead you get to look a white loaf that I still managed to burn. The white loaf was for the boys, they would never dare to touch anything that might possibly not be refined, full of sugar and maybe a just a tad healthy for them.Teriyaki Chicken Sub Sandwiches |

Oh and if you are wondering what I did with the blackened loaf you would be right if you guessed that I scraped the black top off and used what was left of the bread. Growing up with six brothers my parents always made sure NO food was wasted. So the whole no wasting of any food thing is ingrained into me.

Although if you asked my mom she would tell you I waste too much food, but that is only because she thinks food that is a good eight to ten days old is still edible.

And to that all I have to say is “I am not trying to kill anyone”.

My brothers however would tell you the opposite. They HATE it when they find the buffalo chicken from the night before mixed into their pasta. I say that’s delicious, but I am telling you guys these boys are picky and they have the most bland taste buds you can ever imagine.

It is ridiculously annoying.

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Lets talk about these subs. Not avocados, tortilla chips or salsa!

Switching gears for today, but don’t worry the fiesta will return tomorrow.

When we lived in Ohio there was this restaurant, Penn Station. If you live on the East coast you may know what I am talking about. Basically they sell a whole lot of subs and french fries. People kind of love it.

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To be honest I can not remember for the life of me what I used to order. It is driving me insane. Why can I not remember! This is going to bug me for days.

Anyhoo, my brother Kai, he loves the Teriyaki chicken subs. Oh and obviously the fries. He really loves those.

So I made the teriyaki chicken subs. Of course his were minus the onion, peppers and green onions. Yes, I picked them out for him. Please tell me I get an award for best sister or something?

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Alright so

That is of course unless you turn you bread into charcoal and have to go to the store for more.

Really, don’t do this. It’s not a fun sight to open the oven to burnt bread.

What you should do is make these subs. They are just so gosh darn delicious. Really they are going to blow you socks off (is that cheesy enough for you?)!!

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Teriyaki Chicken Sub Sandwiches

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories Per Serving: 780 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 an onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the Sandwich

  • 1 whole grain baguette toasted or 4 whole wheat sub rolls
  • 1 cup swiss cheese freshly shredded
  • 4 green onions sliced


  • In a glass measuring cup or small bowl combine the soy sauce, dark brown sugar, honey, vinegar, pineapple juice, garlic and ginger. Whisk to combine. In another small bowl whisk together the soy sauce and cornstarch until the cornstarch has dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the soy sauce mixture. Whisk to combine and set a side.
  • Heat a large sided skillet over high heat. Add one tablespoon of sesame oil. When the pan is hot add the chicken and stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until the chicken has browned and is cooked through. Remove from the pan.
  • To the same pan add the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil. Add the red pepper and onion and stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes until the veggies are just beginning to brown, but are still crisp. Remove from the pan.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add the teriyaki sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the chicken and veggies back to the pan. Toss with the teriyaki sauce and simmer unti the sauce has thickened and coats the chicken and veggies. This will happen pretty quickly. I let mine simmer for about five minutes.
  • While the sauce simmers toast the baguette (or rolls) in the oven. Once toasted cut the baguette into fourths and then cut in half, but not all the way through.
  • To assemble, lay out 4 squares of aluminum foil and place a roll on each. Stuff each roll with the teriyaki chicken, peppers and onions. Top with equal amounts of shredded swiss cheese. Roll each sandwich up. Once all sandwiches are rolled, place on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes. If desired remove the tin foil and toast the sandwich under the broiler for a minute or two, but watch closely, this goes so fast! Remove and stuff in some chopped green onions. Eat!


*If you want to make this even easier you can sub 3/4 cup of store bought teriyaki sauce for the homemade. Just add it with the chicken and veggies and bring to a boil.
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Cheesy, sweet, sticky goodness…..the best combo!

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  1. You must be cooking just for me this week. I clicked you from Diana Ramble’s party twice in a row without even realizing it. Just cuz it sounded good. Thanks for sharing and I’ll add this to my pin boards.

  2. These look really delicious! We just got a Penn Station here in Knoxville. We LOVEsandwiches! yummy!

  3. These really look amazing! Your photography always astounds me. Pease come live by me ;). A hint to the broiler…stay next to it the whole time, light on, watching. Broiler does a fast job to make yummy food.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  4. If I can remember back to my home-economics classes… I think we were taught that when broiling you leave the door cracked open. Usually broiling is such a brief process. If nothing else, the open door reminds you to keep checking your food.

  5. This looks amazing! I love the sweet onion chicken teriyaki subs at Subway but these look even better! I love that you made your own teriyaki sauce too!

  6. Ah yes….the broiler can be tricky. My best advice (after burning many things) do not, I repeat do not multi task while something is in the broiler. move a chair by your oven, sit down and stare at the broiling food. That is the only way I have found success. And I have been baking/burning for over 40 years!!
    This recipe looks wonderful. Thanks.

  7. I love that you made your own teriyaki sauce! I always get super paranoid when using my broiler because for some reason it freaks me out! I think it’s because nothing will happen, you blink, and your food is burning. It’s ridiculous. Anyway, love these subs! They’re going on my ever growing “to make someday” list!

  8. Oh my goodness darlin’! Wow. These look sooooo good. I have to make these soon. I just pinned it. I don’t think I have any more peppers, I’ll have to go get some. I love the sauce. Mmm. I think I’m hungry 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  9. OK, when I go eat at Subway I usually order the sweet chicken teriyaki chicken with a bunch of vegetables. This is so going to replicate one of my favorite subs.

  10. Sometimes I have a hard time with my broiler too. Pretty sure it’s because I get impatient, nothing seems to be happening, so I go do something else, and then turn around and everything is burned. Oops.