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bacon jammin' chicken extravaganza sammich

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Diane Atherton

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: Hope you enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon jammin' chicken extravaganza sammich

  • 1 lb
    good quality bacon, fried and crumbled (or cut up and fry)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    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

How To Make bacon jammin' chicken extravaganza sammich

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    SANDWICH: Heat griddle over medium heat.
  • 4
    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.

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