Comfort Essentials: Grilled Chicken Cheese Sammie

Andy Anderson !


Here is another addition to my grilled cheese recipes.

Made these up for yesterday’s lunch, and everyone liked them enough that I was requested to put them on the lockdown rotation.

I made it two ways: In a panini press, and in a skillet… both were well received.

They are easy/peasy to put together, plus you can modify the recipe with what you have on hand.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 large
    chicken breast, finely diced, and cooked
  • 2 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, i prefer duke’s
  • 2 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, hot or mild, your choice
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz
    cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 4 slice
    sandwich bread, your choice, lightly toasted
  • ·
    melted butter, as needed

  • ·
    freshly sliced tomatoes
  • ·
    ripe avocado slices
  • ·
    sliced dill or sweet pickles
  • ·
    a big steaming bowl of tomato soup
  • ·
    chips, i prefer vinegar flavored

How to Make Comfort Essentials: Grilled Chicken Cheese Sammie


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Finely dice the chicken, and sauté with a bit of butter, salt and pepper, until cooked through.

    Allow the chicken to cool, then add to a bowl and with the other ingredients and combine.
  4. Spread half the mixture to one side of a slice of bread, place another bread slice on top, then butter the outside of bread slices. Do the same for the other sandwich.
  5. Add some avocado, tomatoes, pickles, or other goodies at this time.
  6. Place into a hot pan, over medium heat.Bake until the bread is toasty, and the cheese is nice and melty, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  7. I also did this in a panini press.
  9. Serve with some chips or other items, and maybe a nice tall cold one. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Comfort Essentials: Grilled Chicken Cheese Sammie

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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