Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe | Joyful Healthy Eats

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A warm chicken sandwich on French bread with fresh tomatoes, greens, and ،y chi،le mayo.

This toasty grilled chicken sandwich with ،y chi،le mayo, bacon, grilled onion, and fresh arugula is an easy 15-minute meal your family will want on repeat. Each bite is juicy, savory and droolworthy making it perfect for lunch or dinner!

Two grilled chicken sandwiches with chi،le mayo, tomatoes, and spring mix salad.

Why You’ll Love This Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This grilled chicken sandwich will be your summer go-to if you’re into quick lunch recipes.

  • Hearty. You get crusty French bread, juicy chicken, and fresh veggies in each bite.
  • Great for leftovers. Add c،pped stuffed peppers and roasted turkey, or use focaccia as the base. It’s up to you.
  • Effortless. Assemble it and pop it into the panini press. That’s it!
  • Prep-friendly. Double or triple the recipe to prepare lunch for the week in advance.
Labeled ingredients for a grilled chicken sandwich.

What You’ll Need

Sweet tomatoes and crunchy lettuce in the spring mix keep this sandwich super fresh. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • Grilled chicken – Shredded rotisserie chicken is great for this.
  • Chi،le mayo – Make your own by mixing 1/2 tables، chi،les in adobo into 3 tables،s mayo.
  • Brioche Bun – Feel free to use ciabatta, focaccia, or sourdough.
  • Roma tomato – You can also use Heirloom tomatoes.
  • Onions – Red onions are best.
  • Bacon – Go for regular or thick-cut.
  • Arugula – Spring mix, leftover lettuce, baby spinach, or kale are good swaps.
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How To Make A Grilled Chicken Sandwich

This sandwich recipe is so effortless you don’t even need to toast the bread beforehand. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe card.

  • Assemble it. Spread 2 tables،s chi،le mayo along the inside of each bread slice. Place two of them aside. Sprinkle the remaining bread slices with 2 tables،s with cheese. Top them with half of the chicken. Add 4 tomato slices, 1/4 cup spring mix salad, bacon, and 2 onion slices to each one.
  • Press it. Place the reserved bread on top of each sandwich half. Place both sandwiches in the panini press. Toast them until the cheese is melty and the bread is nice and toasty. Serve and enjoy!
Two grilled chicken sandwiches with a small bowl of chi،le mayo in the background.

Tips & Variations

This crispy grilled chicken sandwich is just as good with juicy turkey, steak, or even tofu.

Two sandwiches with chicken, tomatoes, and spring mix salad.

Serving Suggestions

This grilled chicken sandwich is perfect with a side salad and a bowl of soup. Try my Broccoli Cheese Soup, Creamy Tuscan White Bean Soup, or Cl،ic Minestrone. Dipping it into my Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is also super yummy. For salad options, go for my Mason Jar Cobb Salad, Green Goddess Salad, or Cu،ber Tomato Feta Salad.

Proper Storage

This grilled sandwich is best the day it’s made for the crispiest bread and the meltiest cheese.

  • Fridge: Place it in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Longer than this and the bread will soften too much and break.
  • To reheat it: Remove the tomatoes and greens right before microwaving. Reheat it for up to a minute or until warm. You can also use the griddle over medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes per side.

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This crispy grilled chicken sandwich recipe with creamy chi،le mayo, savory cheese, and fresh veggies is a quick lunch.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Mayo:

Spicy Mayo:

  1. To a small bowl, add mayo and sriracha. Mix together until well combined. Set aside.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich:

  1. Heat grill to medium high heat, around 375°-400°F.
  2. Season both sides of chicken ، with salt and pepper. 
  3. Add chicken ، and sliced onions to grill. Grill chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, until internal temperature reached 165°F. Grill onions for 3-4 minutes per side until tender and onions have slight grill marks. Remove chicken and onions from the grill.
  4. Add brioche buns directly onto grill grates and grill for 1 minute so they are slightly toasted.
  5. Assemble Sandwiches: Add 1 tables، of ،y mayo to the buns, then arugula, chicken, grilled onion slices, tomato and finish with bacon and the top bun. Serve!