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Monterey Chicken Sandwich

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This easy Monterey Chicken Sandwich is perfect for an easy dinner or lunch idea. It does not take long to make and it is a nice change-up to the usual chicken dinners. 

This melted cheese and chicken combination is one of my favorite sandwich ideas when I want something different. Green chilis add a subtle kick to this delicious meal.

How To Make a Monterey Chicken Sandwich

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having an awesome week We are enjoying the cool weather of the season and also watching some of the new fall offerings on TV.

Today’s recipe is a simple one when you are looking for a tasty dinner or lunch idea to put together quickly. This is a nice chicken idea that is easy to make and great for tv viewing. I always love a good Monterey Chicken recipe and have made several versions of the dish. 


Monterey Jack Chicken Sandwich

For more great sandwich recipes ideas, check out:

  • Pork Sliders -made with a simple, homemade barbecue sauce. Made in a slow cooker with a pork shoulder roast and delicious!
  • Ham Sliders with Cranberry relish – A great choice for game day grub with not a lot of effort. 
  • Chicken Salad – Classic chicken salad made with onions, celery, mayo, and spices to make a delicious sandwich.
  • Classic Egg Salad – Nothing beats a classic egg salad like grandma used to make. 

Chicken Monterey Sandwich Recipe

List of main ingredients and tips for this recipe.

Chicken – A grilled chicken breast is best on this sandwich, but I have used sliced rotisserie chicken too and it is still delicious. 

Cheese – I use Monterey Jack cheese for this recipe. You can spice it up and use Pepper Jack cheese. 

Barbecue Sauce – use your favorite bottled sauce for this recipe. This one is my favorite. 

Lettuce – You can use iceberg or Romain, using fresh and crisp leaves.

Don’t forget to bookmark this recipe. It is perfect for a quick dinner or lunch idea and a great way to enjoy chicken.

Monterey Chicken Sandwich


Monterey Chicken Sandwich

How To Make a Monterey Chicken Sandwich

Monterey Chicken Sandwich

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy Monterey Chicken Sandwich is perfect for an easy dinner or lunch idea. It does not take long to make and it is a nice change-up to the usual chicken dinners. 


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 2 slices Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon green chilis
  • 2 large lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices bread


1. Sprinkle salt and pepper equally on chicken breasts.

2. Heat oil a large skillet or grill pan, cook chicken breasts over medium heat 5-7 minutes. Turn over the chicken, about 5 minutes more.

3. Add barbecue sauce to pan and coat chicken for 2 minutes.

4. Add a slice of cheese on top of each breast and cook for 1 minute or until chicken reaches 165°F.

5. Place chicken on a paper towel to drain and then build a sandwich.

6. On two slices of bread layer, lettuce, chicken breast with cheese, onion, and 1/2 of the green chilis

7. Place another bread slice on top.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 821mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 51g

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