Bacon Jammin' Chicken Extravaganza Sammich

Diane Hopson Smith


If you love bacon, I think you will enjoy this chicken grilled sammie with some bacon jam!

Choose a bread you love or bake the bread I used: Fresh Tomato and Basil Loaf (Bread Machine)

Hope you enjoy!

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10 Min


25 Min


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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This sandwich has such a great sweet and savory taste. The bacon jam has just the right bite to it. The jam would be a great addition to any sandwich. Very yummy!



1 lb
good quality bacon, fried and crumbled (or cut up and fry)
1 medium
onion, chopped
jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
3 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
1/4 c
strong brewed black coffee
1/4 c
maple syrup
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
grainy spicy brown mustard


2 slice
favorite grilling bread per sandwich (i used a vegetable loaf) per serving
2 to 3 oz
sliced chicken (deli, roasted, grilled or fried) per sandwich
2 slice
cheddar cheese per sandwich
dijon mustard
bacon jam
fried bacon slices

Directions Step-By-Step

BACON JAM: Cut bacon in 1-inch pieces. Fry in large skillet over medium heat until crisp (don't over cook). Drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. bacon grease. NOTE: I keep my bacon grease in the fridge for other recipes.
Sauté onion, garlic and pepper in reserved bacon grease over a medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Return bacon to pan; add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and continue to simmer for about 20 minutes or until thickened.
SANDWICH: Heat griddle over medium heat.
Butter the outer sides of bread; place on griddle. Spread mustard on inside of each piece of bread, layer each piece with a slice of cheddar cheese, and then add layer of chicken on one piece, top chicken with bacon jam and then place 2nd cheese, bacon slices and bread on top. Brown on each side, flipping occasionally to ensure cheese melts and that you don’t burn bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: World Food Champs