Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich – this is a classic recipe your family will love.  Tender and juicy grilled chicken topped with your favorite cheese and served on a bun.  Top with your favorite burgers toppings for an easy lunch or dinner.

A grilled chicken sandwich is one of my go to orders at many restaurants. It can be a fast food restaurant or a sit down restaurant, if it is lunch time or I am looking for a sandwich I am always drawn to the chicken sandwich.  There are a million different ways you can flavor them, but I am partial to of the more classic version.  I just like it to be tender, juicy, and flavorful!  

Grilled chicken sandwich with pepper jack cheese on a bun

 

This grilled chicken sandwich recipe is super simple to make and is ready in no time.  Just a few spices get put on the chicken and then you grill it until it is cooked through.  It could not be more simple.  The spices are basic, so you can top your sandwich with just about anything.  But there is enough flavor that it can really stand on its own.  

Putting a slice of cheese on at the end just makes the sandwich even better!  It is not necessary, but when is cheese a bad idea?  My family likes a little heat so I often use pepper jack.  But cheddar, Swiss, or even provolone would all be delicious.  You just want to put it on at the last second so it melts before you serve it. 

chicken sandwich on a bun with cheese and tomatoes

How To Make A Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  1. Start by brushing the chicken evenly with olive oil.  This helps all the seasonings to stick, but it also helps get those great grill marks everyone likes. 
  2. Mix together the spices and sprinkle them evenly over the meat.  You can gently rub the spices into the chicken to make sure the stick.  
  3. Place on a hot grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side.  How long you grill depends on how thick your chicken is.  You want the chicken to reach 165 degrees F if you are using a meat thermometer. 
  4. During the last bit of cooking top with slices of cheese if you are using and let them melt.  
  5. Serve chicken on a bun and top with your favorite toppings!

Is A Grilled Chicken Sandwich Healthy

If you are at a restaurant, a grilled chicken sandwich is almost always the better choice over a burger or a fried chicken sandwich.  When you are making them at home, you can definitely make them healthy or indulgent.  The chicken alone is good for you, it is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals as well as low in fat and calories.  It is all in how you top if that will determine how healthy it is for you.  Adding cheese, mayo, and avocado will up the calories for sure.  But if you only use half of the bun top with lettuce, tomato, and onions then you are much better.  So yes, a grilled chicken sandwich is healthy if you want it to be! 

Grilled Chicken Sandwich - this is a classic recipe your family will love.  Tender and juicy grilled chicken topped with your favorite cheese and served on a bun.  Top with your favorite burgers toppings for an easy lunch or dinner.

What Do You Put on a Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  • Veggies – I like to put on lettuce, tomato, and onions.  A lot of the same things you would put on a traditional hamburger apply here. 
  • Spreads – you can use condiments like mayo, ranch, mustard or even mashed avocado
  • Cheese – if you like cheese, add a slice when it is on the grill so it melts.
  • Extras – bacon, mushrooms, sliced pineapple, peppers and a fried egg are all ways you can elevate your chicken sandwich

grilled chicken on a bun with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions

So if you are getting tired of burgers and want to mix up your dinner, a grilled chicken sandwich is an easy thing to make that your whole family will enjoy!

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich - this is a classic recipe your family will love.  Tender and juicy grilled chicken topped with your favorite cheese and served on a bun.  Top with your favorite burgers toppings for an easy lunch or dinner.

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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

By Erin
Grilled Chicken Sandwich - this is a classic recipe your family will love.  Tender and juicy grilled chicken topped with your favorite cheese and served on a bun.  Top with your favorite burgers toppings for an easy lunch or dinner.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 5 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat grill to a medium high heat.
  • Brush chicken with olive oil.
  • Combine all of the spices and sprinkle evenly over the chicken. Gently rub in to make sure everything sticks.
  • Place chicken on the hot grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Chicken should reach 165 degrees F when it is done cooking.
  • Top each piece of chicken with a slice of cheese during the last minute of cooking to melt.
  • Remove from grill and serve on bun with your favorite toppings

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1014mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 315
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6 Comments

  1. So glad to know I’m not the only pepper jack cheese fan on this sandwich. It really adds such a nice kick to it. All my kids love to customize their own, usually American cheese but we have fun. loading on all the toppings.

  2. This is everything a gourmet sandwich should be, and then some! Looking forward to enjoying this for dinner again tomorrow!

  3. We love grilled chicken sandwiches but hardly ever make them a home! You have made this one super easy and it looks fabulous!