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Half of a Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Aioli Sauce.
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Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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 Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Grill/BBQ, Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Grilled, Grilled Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 676kcal
Author: Erica Walker


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill


  • 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 package Good Seasons Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced

Spicy Aioli Mayonnaise:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce


  • Pound chicken breasts flat and place in plastic Ziploc bag.
    Cutting board with flattened chicken breast halves and metal mallet for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • 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.
    Bag with marinating chicken breasts. Italian dressing mix, olive oil and lemons on the side for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • 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.
    Frying pan with five strips of bacon for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and grill over medium heat until cooked through.
    Grilling chicken on a barbecue for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Top chicken with cheese and remove once cheese is melted.
    Grilled Chicken on a barbecue with provolone cheese melting on top for Sandwiches.
  • 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.
    Four strips of bacon grilling on the barbecue for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Combine Spicy Aioli Mayonnaise ingredients and spread over toasted ciabatta rolls.
    Cutting board with two ciabatta bread topped with spicy aioli sauce for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Add chicken and bacon to each roll and top with remaining ingredients.
    Cutting board with ciabatta bread topped with chicken, bacon, tomatoes and avocado for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
    Two Grilled Chicken Sandwiches on a cutting board. Extra spicy aioli sauce on the side.


  • 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.