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Grilled Chicken with Pomegranate and Caramelized Onion Reduction and Goat


Grain Foods Foundation and Chef Dave Lieberman Name Winner of a Nationwide

Sandwich Recipe Contest

Nov 16, 2006, 00:00 ET from Grain Foods Foundation

    DENVER, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandwiches are now the most popular
 main dish served at dinner in homes across the country, according to a
 recent study by NPD Group, Eating Patterns in America. Not surprisingly,
 this adds up to more than a billion sandwiches every year. To recognize
 this humble hero, the Grain Foods Foundation partnered with celebrity chef
 Dave Lieberman to search for the country's healthiest and best-tasting
 sandwich in America's Healthy Sandwich Showdown.
     To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:
     The competition asked everyday cooks to enter their favorite healthy
 sandwich recipe at for a chance to win a trip to
 the Sandwich of Kent, England. In celebration of National Bread Month
 (November), the Grain Foods Foundation and chef Lieberman today announced
 the winning sandwich which was selected from approximately 1,250 entries.
     Tracey McCaughey of Ardmore, Pa. won America's Healthy Sandwich
 Showdown with her Grilled Chicken with Pomegranate and Caramelized Onion
 Reduction and Goat Cheese sandwich recipe.
     "The combination of sweet and tangy flavors in the pomegranate
 reduction is rich with antioxidants, and is complementary to the creamy
 tang of the goat cheese," explained McCaughey in her submission. "The smoky
 grilled chicken provides protein while the crisp romaine lettuce and the
 soft, fiber-rich whole grain Kaiser rolls offer freshness and round out the
     "Bread is the base for any balanced, healthy diet and provides the
 foundation for a great tasting sandwich," explained Dave Lieberman,
 personal chef, cookbook author (Young & Hungry and Dave's Dinners), and
 host of "Good Deal" on Food Network as well as "Dave Does" on "We really liked Tracey's recipe for its sweet and savory
 combination using healthy ingredients that packed a powerful taste. This
 sandwich is a terrific mid-week dinner option because it's healthy, filling
 and delicious."
     "The caliber of the recipes was impressive which made selecting the
 winning sandwich difficult for the judges," noted Judi Adams, MS, RD,
 president of the Grain Foods Foundation.
     Grilled Chicken with a Pomegranate & Caramelized Onion Reduction and
 Goat Cheese
     4 whole grain Kaiser rolls
     3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
     2 large onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced, about 3 cups
     1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
     1/4 cup honey
     2 chicken breasts
     3 ounces creamy goat cheese
     Leaves of 1 romaine heart
     1. To make the Pomegranate & Caramelized Onion Reduction -- In medium
        skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil until warm and add the onion.
        Cook onion on med-low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring
        occasionally, until caramelized. Add the pomegranate juice and honey,
        and cook for about 10 minutes until reduced to about 3/4 cup.
     2. While sauce is reducing, heat grill pan on medium heat and grill
        chicken breasts until done, about 10 minutes. Slice each breast in half
     3. Open rolls and spread goat cheese evenly on the bottom half of each
        roll. Place a couple leaves of lettuce on top of goat cheese and top
        lettuce with grilled chicken breasts. Spoon pomegranate reduction over
        chicken breasts and onto cut side of Kaiser roll lid. Top chicken
        breasts with roll lid and serve. Serving size: 4 sandwiches
     About the Grain Foods Foundation
     The Grain Foods Foundation, a joint venture of members of the milling
 and baking industries formed in 2004, is dedicated to advancing the
 public's understanding of the beneficial role grain-based foods play in the
 human diet. Directed by a board of trustees, funding for the Foundation is
 provided through voluntary donations from private grain-based food
 companies and is supplemented by industry associations. For more
 information about the Grain Foods Foundation, visit
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     (978) 468-8936
     Michelle Marinelli, Mullen
     (212) 885-3259

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