Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Apple Slaw

Recipe posted in: Nutrisystem Food Hacks, Lunches, Main Courses
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Although Nutrisystem meals are already nutritious, delicious and full of flavor, we love to have some fun and transform them into new and improved creations. Take our Grilled Chicken Sandwich for example. This guilt-free meal is packed with the hot-off-the-grill taste you love. However, it is still an extremely versatile dish that is a great base for layering on various ingredients.

We’ve already loaded this menu item with fresh avocado, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard and more in our easy recipe for a Loaded Grilled Chicken Sandwich. We even turned it into a classic  Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with a homemade dressing and croutons! While those hot and hearty meals were incredible, we’re taking a lighter approach this week by piling on a fresh, crisp and refreshing apple slaw that is perfect for your summer menu.

Get started with this easy and healthy sandwich recipe by preparing your Nutrisystem Grilled Chicken Sandwich according to package’s directions. While it’s heating up, grab a small bowl and make your fresh apple slaw. You will need one teaspoon of light mayonnaise, a quarter of a cup of coleslaw mix and a quarter of an apple. Slice the apple thinly and cut it up into matchsticks. Combine all of the slaw ingredients and season it with black pepper until you reach your desired taste. Top the Grilled Chicken Sandwich with your apple slaw or serve it on the side with a fork.

The Leaf Pro Tip: Make your meal prep easy by doubling or tripling the apple slaw recipe! That way, when it comes time for lunch, all you have to do is heat up your Grilled Chicken Sandwich before piling on the veggies.

One serving of this Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Apple Slaw clocks in at just 260 calories per serving. You can log it into your NuMi app as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra on the Nutrisystem plan. NuMi is the perfect tool to keep your Nutrisystem meal plan organized and within your daily calories.

If you’re looking for some more variety, you can easily swap out the apple slaw on this sandwich with a different slaw recipe! We have several other ideas right here on The Leaf Weight Loss Blog that fit into your diet meal plan. Check out our delicious options below:

Sandwiches are a great way to achieve a balanced meal with little effort. There’s the fiber-rich bread, protein-packed meat and nutritious veggies. However, you can easily overdo it with toppings, condiments and other additions if you’re not careful. That’s why our health and wellness experts here at The Leaf have come up with these simple ways to make a healthy sandwich. This guide will provide many tips and tricks for lightening up this lunchtime classic.

Following a reliable sandwich recipe can also help you stay within your daily calories and avoid going off plan. Luckily, we have many tasty sandwich recipes that are healthy and weight loss-approved! Try out just a few of our favorite ideas below:

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 260

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 1 Nutrisystem® Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • ¼ cup coleslaw mix
  • ¼ apple, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 tsp. lite mayonnaise
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat Nutrisystem® Grilled Chicken Sandwich according to package's directions.
  2. In a bowl, mix together coleslaw mix, apple matchsticks, mayonnaise and black pepper.
  3. Top the chicken with slaw mix.
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