In the kitchen with Kelley: Open-faced sandwiches with chicken and brie

When most people diet, one of the first foods they tend to shy away from is real cheese. Well I’ve got a good reason why you shouldn’t, and it comes from a nutritionist and weight loss coach…

According to Alan Argon, “The combination of protein and fat in regular, full-fat cheese is very satiating. As a result, eating full-fat cheese holds your appetite at bay for hours, and I’ve found that it cuts down my clients’ food intake at subsequent meals.”

Once I came across that information, I had absolutely no guilt about one of my favorite cheeses — brie. Besides, brie is naturally lower in fat than most cheeses and is naturally low in carbohydrates.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is with chicken. I make these sandwiches with whole-grain bread, real brie (not the processed, spreadable kind) and skinless chicken, served with a side of red grapes. The flavor of the grapes really complements the flavor of the brie.

So the next time you want a real treat that curbs your hunger, try one!

Open-Faced Sandwiches With Chicken And Brie


Whole-grain bread, sliced
Brie, sliced
Chicken, skinless, cooked and sliced


1. Place a slice of brie and one or two pieces of chicken on a slice of whole-grain bread and serve.

Kelley Martin

By Kelley Martin

Kelley Martin is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the news for more than 20 years. She cooks for her family, and she shares recipes with the readers of Easy Health Options™.