Cubano Chicken with Mustard Sauce

Lunch / Dinner

Cubano Chicken with Mustard Sauce

A play on the well-known Cuban sandwich, this Cubano Chicken dish combines ham, Swiss cheese, and mustard in a whole new way. It’s like strolling the streets of Miami — in your own backyard.


4 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

For a variation on this brightly flavored dish, swap salami for the ham.


Whisk together zest, lime juice, ⅓ cup oil, honey, onion, garlic, and 1 tsp. salt in a bowl. Set aside marinade, reserving half for Hot Mangoes & Peppers.

Pound chicken breasts to ½-inch thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Marinate chicken with half the marinade, turning to coat. Cover bowl and refrigerate chicken 15 minutes.

Whisk together milk, mustard, mayonnaise, and pickle relish for the sauce in a small saucepan; cook over low heat while chicken grills.

Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade.

Grill chicken, covered, 4 minutes. Flip chicken; top each breast with a folded slice of ham and 2 Tbsp. cheese. Grill chicken until cheese melts, 4 minutes more; remove from grill and keep warm.

Coat baguette slices with 2 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Toast bread on grill, 1 minute per side.

Serve chicken over grilled bread; drizzle with mustard sauce.


Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet to pound cutlets 1/2-inch thick.


Use half of the marinade for the chicken, reserving remaining for Hot Mangoes & Peppers.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 510

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24g 36%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 123mg 41%

Sodium 698mg 29%

Carbs 22g 7%

Fiber 1g 4%

Protein 49g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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