Sandwich Essential: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Andy Anderson !


I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago, at least on paper. Last evening, I could not sleep, so I spent most of the night, and wee hours of the morning playing about with this sandwich.

The two cheeses, chicken, hot sauce, and pickles give it several layers of flavor. I would serve it with some chips or fries, and a beer or two.

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


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5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 slice
    bread, lightly toasted, your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 1 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 oz
    pepper jack cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 slice
    deli chicken, thinly sliced
  • ·
    dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • ·
    hot sauce, to taste, i prefer frank’s
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • ·
    bread-and-butter pickles, for topping
  • ·
    tomato soup, for eating and dipping

How to Make Sandwich Essential: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese


  2. You will need a skillet to make this recipe.
  3. I like to use thinly sliced dill pickles in the sandwich, and then top with a few bread-and-butter pickles. That helps to add to the sandwiches' flavor levels.
  4. The only hot sauce I used for this recipe is Frank’s. It has a vinegary tart flavor that I really love.
  5. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Mix the butter and mayonnaise together in a small bowl and add a pinch or two of hot sauce.
  7. Add the two cheeses to a bowl and toss with some hot sauce and a bit of black pepper.
  8. Lay one of the lightly toasted bread slices on a clean surface and add half the cheese.
  9. Add the chicken.
  10. I do not have a photo of this step, my bad, but add the thinly sliced pickles. And they should be almost “paper” thin.
  11. Add the remainder of the cheese, and top with the second slice of lightly toasted bread, then brush with the butter/mayo mixture.
  12. Lay in a cold skillet, butter side down, then butter the top slice, and bring the heat up to medium.
  13. Cook until lightly toasted and then flip, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  14. Flip and toast the second side until golden brown, about an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
  16. Serve while warm and gooey, with some additional pickles and maybe some chips. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sandwich Essential: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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