Best Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Quick Summary

Grilled Chicken Sandwich- juicy grilled chicken served on a bun with melty provolone cheese, bacon, grilled red onions, fresh peaches, arugula, and a drizzle of hot honey. This is the BEST grilled chicken sandwich out there!

grilled chicken sandwiches with fries.

Are you ready for the BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich of your life?

This isn’t your ordinary grilled chicken sandwich. It is loaded with flavor and tastes very gourmet, but don’t worry, it’s super easy to make.

Every time we make this sandwich for family and friends they are amazed by all of the incredible flavors in ONE sandwich. They work so well together and make the chicken extra special.

So let’s get into the details of this life changing sandwich. Put on your thinking cap and imagine: juicy grilled chicken with melty provolone cheese served on a toasted bun with grilled red onions, smoky bacon, fresh peaches, arugula, and a drizzle of hot honey.

WOW is right! This sandwich has it all. I guarantee you will fall in love after one big bite.

grilled chicken sandwich ingredients.

Key Ingredients

  • Chicken– use large boneless skinless chicken breasts. We like to pound out the chicken so the chicken is tender and juicy.
  • Paprika and Garlic Powder– to flavor the chicken.
  • Olive oil– for brushing the grill. You don’t want the chicken sticking to the grill.
  • Hamburger buns– use your favorite buns or sandwich rolls. Toast them so they are nice and sturdy and don’t get soggy.
  • Cheese– Josh likes to use provolone, but mozzarella or Havarti are good options too.
  • Red onion– grill the onions for the BEST flavor! You could also use pickled red onions.
  • Bacon– crispy bacon adds so much flavor!
  • Peaches– slice up a couple of ripe, juicy peaches. They add the perfect amount of sweetness to the sandwich. Better than a tomato:)
  • Arugula– A small handful arugula makes the sandwich POP!
  • Hot honey– Drizzle with a little hot honey for a sweet and spicy kick. SO good! If you don’t have hot honey, you can use regular honey and add a little crushed red pepper if you want the kick.
grilled chicken sandwich on bun with arugula, red onions, bacon, and peaches.

How to Make Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  • One at a time, lay the chicken breast inside a freezer bag or between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a meat mallet or rolling pin to gently pound the chicken to a 1/2-inch thickness. Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken into 4 equal pieces.
  • Combine the salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. Season the chicken breasts with the mixture on both sides.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate. Place the chicken on the grill and cook, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Cooking time will vary depending on your grill and how thick your chicken breasts are.
  • Add a slice of cheese to the top of each chicken breast and cook for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Transfer the chicken to a platter and cover with foil. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut the onion into wedges, leaving the root partially intact so the layers stay together on the grill. Brush with olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Place the onion pieces on the grill and cook until tender, turning once. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last minute of cooking time.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, top the bottom buns with a piece of grilled chicken and drizzle generously with hot honey. Top with grilled red onions, peach slices, bacon slices, and arugula. Add the top bun and serve immediately.

Side Dish Ideas

grilled chicken sandwiches with french fries.

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Best Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Sandwich- juicy grilled chicken served on a bun with melty provolone cheese, bacon, grilled red onions, fresh peaches, arugula, and a drizzle of hot honey. This is the BEST grilled chicken sandwich out there!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken:

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil, for brushing the grill
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, can use mozzarella or Havarti

For the Grilled Red Onions:

  • 1/2 large red onion
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

For Serving:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Hot honey, for drizzling on chicken
  • 2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, halved
  • 1 cup arugula

Instructions
 

  • One at a time, lay the chicken breast inside a freezer bag or between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a meat mallet or rolling pin to gently pound the chicken to a 1/2-inch thickness. Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken into 4 equal pieces.
  • Combine the salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. Season the chicken breasts with the mixture on both sides.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate. Place the chicken on the grill and cook, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Cooking time will vary depending on your grill and how thick your chicken breasts are.
  • Add a slice of cheese to the top of each chicken breast and cook for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Transfer the chicken to a platter and cover with foil. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut the onion into wedges, leaving the root partially intact so the layers stay together on the grill. Brush with olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Place the onion pieces on the grill and cook until tender, turning once. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last minute of cooking time.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, top the bottom buns with a piece of grilled chicken and drizzle generously with hot honey. Top with grilled red onions, peach slices, bacon slices, and arugula. You can add candied jalapeños, if desired. Add the top bun and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 1044mg, Potassium: 477mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 799IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 226mg, Iron: 2mg
Keywords chicken, grilling

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    I saw your video of these on Instagram and knew I had to make them. They taste just as good as they look. Seriously incredible! I followed the recipe exactly and the hot honey is such a great addition. Even my picky eaters ate this, but just deconstructed. Bacon and peaches on the side. Thanks for a wonderful recipe that we’ll make often!

    1. I am glad you saw my video on Instagram and made the recipe. I am glad everyone enjoyed the sandwiches. Thanks for taking the time to tell us.

  2. These were so delicious!! All the different flavors paired so well together. Made them for a group of 16 and they were enjoyed by all! Love all your recipes.

  3. Would love to add this recipe to my list of Have to try…just wondering if you have a hot honey recipe? Thanks for all you do!

    1. I just buy hot honey. If you can’t find it, you can use regular honey and add crushed red pepper flakes.

  4. Hello

    I just want to say THANK you so much! Your reciepes are a hit in my household everything i make of yours is delicious and easy.

    I have 2 very small children and i work but i love to feed my hubby and you have made my life so easy i get to cook him delicious food and its not too hard for me. I really appreciate it and God bless you always :))))))

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you are enjoying our recipes. Take care.

  5. 5 stars
    I made these tonight and they were delicious! All of the flavors are so perfect together and Made for a flavor packed chicken sandwich!