Low Calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich

Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

This Low Calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich is just 296 calories, and can be made in just 35 minutes. These Vietnamese sandwiches are easy and delicious. This chicken banh mi sandwich recipe makes great dinners or lunches… and they are super filling!

Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • Olive oil spray

Low Calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich

Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

Healthy Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep this healthy recipe easily. Simply assemble, wrap in parchment paper and add to a plastic bag or container.
Storage: Will hold for 2 days in the fridge (may get soggy, so 1 day is ideal), does not do well in the freezer. 

Low Calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich

Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

Low Calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich

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This low calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi sandwich recipe is just 296 calories and so filling!
We cut the calories and boost the flavor in this healthy Banh Mi sandwich recipe. We start by cutting the oil and sugar in the veggie slaw and chicken marinade. Then we swap out the mayo for a low calorie, high protein ingredient. And finish by hollowing out the rolls to save calories and carbs.
You'll love this healthier version of the popular Vietnamese sandwich recipe, and it's so healthy, it won't hurt your diet!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 296 kcal


Banh Mi Veggie Slaw:

  • 2 carrots sliced thin or grated
  • 1 cup daikon radish sliced thin or grated
  • 2 Persian cucumbers sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon water

Banh Mi Chicken:

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 sandwich rolls
  • 1 jalapeño de-seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro


Banh Mi Veggie Slaw Directions:

  • In a small bowl, combine the water, rice vinegar, and salt and stir until the honey dissolves.
  • To a separate medium bowl, combine the carrots, daikon and cucumbers.
  • Pour the dressing over veggies and toss together. Set aside to marinate while you cook the chicken.

Banh Mi Chicken Directions:

  • In a medium bowl or gallon freezer bag, combine the garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, Greek Yogurt, lime zest, and sriracha.
  • Add the chicken to the Banh Mi marinade, cover, and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes, to overnight.
  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil, and add the chicken breasts.
  • Cook the chicken breasts for 10 minutes on each side until cooked through with no pink in the center.
  • Set the chicken aside to rest for 5 minutes while you work on the sandwiches.

How to Put Together a Banh Mi Sandwich:

  • Slice the rolls down the center, horizontally (like you’re going to fill a sandwich).
  • Use your fingers to dig out 1/2 of the soft bread in the center, on both the top and bottom parts of the roll.
  • Then toast the rolls (if desired) in the oven or toaster oven at 350°F.
  • In a small bowl combine the Greek Yogurt, lime juice and Sriracha and mix well.
  • Slice the chicken thin.
  • Spread Greek Yogurt onto the bottom half of the bread and top with chicken slices, veggie slaw, jalapeños, and cilantro. And serve.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 28.5gProtein: 25.7gFat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 570mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 8.3gCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lunch, Main Course, Sandwich
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Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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3 thoughts on “Low Calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich”

  1. Two different times your directions call for sugar. But sugar isn’t listen in your ingredients anywhere.

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.my family loved it.will be sharing this recipe with my friends.they will like it.

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