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Ponzu Chicken Sandwich with Wasabi Sauce

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Serves 24

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4 cups Kikkoman Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing & Sauce (Lemon or Lime)

1 cup lime juice, preferably freshly squeezed

1/4 cup coarsely chopped garlic

24 4-ounce boneless skinless chicken breast filets

Canola oil, as needed

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

24 whole wheat buns or other sandwich rolls

48 romaine or other large lettuce leaves (approximately 5 heads)

48 tomato slices, approximately 8 medium tomatoes

8 tablespoons Kikkoman Wasabi Sauce, plus additional as needed

Pickled carrots

Micro greens or sprouts


Combine the ponzu, lime juice, and garlic. Pour over the chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.

Before cooking, drain the chicken, pat dry with towels, and discard garlic pieces. Brush both sides of the chicken lightly with canola oil and season with salt and pepper.

Grill over direct medium heat for 2 ½ to 3 minutes per side, or until well-marked and cooked through. Grill the buns, cut side down, for about 30 seconds. (Alternately, the chicken and buns can be broiled, cooked on a flat-top griddle, or in a sauté or grill pan.)

Place the lettuce and tomato slices on the bottom of the bun and top with a chicken filet. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the wasabi sauce over chicken, or more, to taste. Serve with pickled carrots and garnish with micro greens, if desired.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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