Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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This Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a classic recipe your family will love! Tender grilled chicken, bacon, avocado and topped with a tangy homemade mayo. YUM!

Close up of a Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Aioli Mayo on a red plate

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

This Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a delightful alternative to your ordinary summer barbecued burgers and hot dogs. Grilled chicken is so easy to make and is so delicious! This sandwich offers classic layers of flavor that just cant be beat in the summertime: tender chicken, crisp bacon, smooth avocado, juicy tomatoes and fresh lettuce between a soft ciabatta bun and slathered with a tangy aioli mayo.

Suggestions for this Recipe

  • You can make these sandwiches into sliders! Just cut up the chicken into smaller pieces, grill and serve in slider buns. Kids love these because they can actually fit into their little mouths!
  • If you are serving these with ciabatta bread, be sure it is pretty soft. You can cut the bread open, butter slightly, and place on the grill to crisp up a little bit, but still have that delicious softness inside.
  • Try melting any cheese you like! I love a good Pepper Jack cheese for spice, but I usually make my kids’ sandwiches with provolone, cheddar, Swiss or Monterrey Jack cheese.

Kick up the Heat with Spicy Aoli Mayo

Jazz up ordinary mayo by mixing in some garlic, lemon juice, paprika, Dijon mustard and a couple of shakes of sriracha sauce and you’ll have a spicy, flavorful spread that takes this sandwich up like ten notches! It’s so yummy!

Fire up the Grill

When preparing the chicken to grill, place the chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag and pound flat (no too much because you don’t want the chicken to tear). You just want even thickness so it will cook evenly on the grill.If you want to be ambitious with the bacon, feel free to cook it up on the grill (or even wrap the chicken in it). If you are doing it on the grill, I suggest wrapping it in paper towels and zapping the in microwave for just 30-seconds – 1 minute to get some of the grease off. This will prevent excess grease from getting into your grill and causing flames to rise and burn your bacon. Keep an eye on it closely because bacon tends to burn extra quickly on the grill!

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How to Make a Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Close up of a Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Aioli Mayo on a red plate

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

5 from 2 votes
This Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a classic recipe your family will love! Tender grilled chicken, bacon, avocado and topped with a tangy homemade mayo. YUM!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Grill/BBQ, Italian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Chicken marinade see below
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 fresh ciabatta rolls lightly toasted
  • Spicy Aioli Mayonnaise see below
  • fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 2 avocados sliced

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 pkg Good Seasons Italian dressing
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced

Spicy Aioli Mayonnaise:

Instructions

  • Pound chicken breasts flat and place in plastic Ziploc bag.
  • Combine marinade ingredients and add to chicken. Seal bag (pressing as much air out as you can) and marinade in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • In the meantime, pan-fry bacon until most of the grease is cooked off but not completely cooked through. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to soak up grease.
  • Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and grill over medium heat until cooked through.
  • Top chicken with cheese and remove once cheese is melted.
  • Add bacon to grill while chicken is cooking– watch the bacon closely so it doesn’t burn. Once the bacon is nice and crispy, remove from grill.
  • Combine Spicy Aioli Mayonnaise ingredients and spread over toasted ciabatta rolls.
  • Add chicken and bacon to each roll and top with remaining ingredients.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 676kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 15gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 719mgPotassium: 737mgFiber: 9gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1512IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 242mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    The zesty marinade and garlicky aioli make this recipe a total keeper. I served it at ladies lunch and they loved it.

  2. I just found this recipe, making tonight for dinner. Using romaine lettuce instead of spinach bc I like the crunchy texture. Serving with broccoli n cheese soup. Something different for dinner love it!

  3. This sandwich was amazing!! The spicy mayo is now a condiment I have on hand all the time now. Thank you for this recipe! YUM!

  4. Love, love, love the spicy mayo recipe! I will use on more than just chicken (altho I did use tonight for this recipe of chicken sandwiches)…so good!

  5. Made these for a picnic lunch at the apple orchard/winery. They were so delicious and everyone raved! Big Hit! thanks!!!

  6. The guys at the fire station LOVED these and said they were the best chicken sandwiches they ever had. Thanks!

  7. I didn’t follow the whole recipe because I was just looking for a quick fix for my boring chicken sandwich idea. All I had was chicken marsala, tomatoes, muenster cheese and baby spinach. It turned out great! I love the spicey sauce as well, it made my hungry fiancé and I happy and full!

    1. It is a hot sauce that can be found at any whole foods or just about every health food store… Probably most grocery stores as well. Comes in a yellow and red bottle.

  8. I used all the regular bacon by mistake this morning, so I’ll have to use natural bacon pieces/bits and put it in the sauce. Hopefully it works for the flavor to balance out!

  9. This was amazing!!! I did not have bacon so I left that out but it would have been even more amazing if I had used it. I changed it just a little. I used lite mayo so it would be a little healthier and I didn’t have the dressing in the pouch so I used light italian dressing. Thank you and my husband loved it.