Chicken Wiener Sandwiches with Caramelised Onions

Chicken Wiener Sandwiches with Caramelised Onions

A sophisticated hot dog that is always a crowd pleaser.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 30 min

580 calories per serving 


2 tsp olive oil   10 mL
1 1/2 red onions, thinly sliced   220 g
1 tbsp wine vinegar   15 mL
2 tsp brown sugar   8 g
3/4 tsp caraway seeds   1 g
4 chicken sausages, smoked   150 g
8 slices rye bread   160 g
4 tsp Dijon mustard   20 mL
40 g Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced    
1/2 tbsp butter, unsalted   7 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Thinly slice the onions, add them to the skillet, and sauté until slightly softened about 4 min. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, and caraway seeds. Lower the heat to medium-low and sauté the onions until very tender, about 15-20 min longer. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Put the sausages on a medium-hot grill and cook until brown and crisp, about 3 min per side. Alternatively, broil them in the oven. Transfer the sausages to a working surface and cut them in half lengthwise. For each sandwich, arrange 2 halves of sausage on a slice of bread. Spread about 1 teaspoon of mustard on each sausage layer, then top with the caramelised onions, dividing them equally among the sandwiches. Thinly slice the Gruyère cheese, then distribute the slices on top of the onions. Cover each sandwich with the remaining bread slices. Spread half of the butter over the top of each sandwich.
  3. Heat a nonstick, heavy-bottom pan over medium-low heat. Carefully put the sandwiches, buttered side down, in the pan. Cover and cook about 3 min, until the bottoms are brown. Spread the remaining butter over the upper bread slices. Turn the sandwiches and cook until the bottoms are brown, 2-3 min longer.
  4. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (300g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




29 g

44 %

Saturated 10 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

50 %


95 mg


1670 mg

70 %


58 g

19 %


7 g

27 %


11 g


22 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

10 %


35 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Source of :
Copper, Omega-6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Sandwiches | Bone-healthy | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Barbecue/Broil/Grill

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