Sizzlin' Hot Chicken Sandwiches

Sandwiches aren't just for lunch. These hot chicken sandwiches take center stage as the main dish for quick and easy weeknight meals.

  • Grilled Chicken and Tomato Pesto Baguettes
    Oxmoor House

    Grilled Chicken and Tomato Pesto Baguettes

    Add savory flavor to a grilled chicken sandwich with grilled red bell peppers and sun-dried tomato pesto. Top with Swiss cheese and serve on a whole wheat baguette for an easy weeknight meal.
  • Grilled Basil Chicken Sandwiches
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Grilled Basil Chicken Sandwiches

    Use garden-fresh basil and heirloom tomatoes to top grilled chicken in this perfect summertime sandwich.
  • Grilled Chicken and Tapenade Sandwiches
    Randy Mayor

    Grilled Chicken and Tapenade Sandwiches

    Layer grilled chicken, feta cheese, and an olive- and tomato-topping for these fantastic dinner sandwiches. The tomato mixture also tastes wonderful when served on slices of toasted baguette as an appetizer.
  • Grilled Chicken and Pea Shoot Charmoula Sandwiches
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

    Grilled Chicken and Pea Shoot Charmoula Sandwiches

    Before grilling, marinate chicken tenders in a paste made with cilantro, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice then serve on ciabatta bread topped with garden fresh carrot and tender pea shoots.
  • Grilled Chicken Wraps
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Grilled Chicken Wraps

    Make dinner tonight a wrap. Toss grilled, shredded chicken in a tangy mayonnaise mixture and wrap it up in flatbread along with a shredded cabbage and pickles.
  • Grilled Chicken Mojito Sandwiches
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    Grilled Chicken Mojito Sandwiches

    These Cuban inspired sandwiches use the ingredients in a Mojito cocktail—rum, lime juice and sugar—as a marinade as well as in the mayonnaise-based dressing.
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise

    Spicy Chicken Sandwiches

    These reduced-fat chicken sandwiches feature chicken cutlets encrusted with tortilla chip crumbs, which yield a satisfying crunch. You can also use spicy chips for more heat.

  • Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich
    Randy Mayor

    Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

    Our online reviewers rave about this recipe, claiming it "tastes like something you would order at a restaurant, but only takes a few minutes to make". After you brown the chicken in a skillet, place it on ciabatta bread coated with a pesto mayonnaise. Top with basil and mozzarella and run it under the broiler to melt the cheese and get the bread crispy. Roasted red pepper and tomato are the finishing touches.
  • Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
    Photo: Yunhee Kim

    Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

    When there's no time for barbecuing and basting chicken on the grill, enjoy this quick barbecue sandwich starring rotisserie chicken and your favorite bottled sauce. Pickled jalapeños are optional, but do add an extra hit of heat. Serve with potato chips and coleslaw, and you've got a meal in about 10 minutes.
  • Open-Faced Chicken and Muenster Sandwiches with Apricot-Dijon Spread
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Open-Faced Chicken and Muenster Sandwiches

    A hot open-faced sandwich is often called a "knife-and-fork sandwich." We call it dinner. This bistro-style recipe features on-hand ingredients such as jarred preserves, prechopped onion, bagged spinach, and rotisserie chicken. All you have to do is pile the ingredients on the bread, stick the sandwiches under the broiler, and dinner is served.
  • Chicken Panini with Fig Jam
    Lee Harrelson

    Chicken Panini with Fig Jam

    Panini sandwiches are all the rage, but if you don't have a Panini maker, you can press the sandwich with the bottom of a cast-iron skillet. The sweet and savory blend of fig preserves and blue cheese that top the sliced chicken has online reviewers cheering. If you don't care for arugula, you can substitute baby spinach.
  • Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

    Take a break from beef and use ground chicken for your burgers. Because the chicken is mild-flavored, it can handle the Indian spice blend garam masala. Carry out the theme and top the patties with yogurt, mango chutney and chopped fresh mint instead of the usual condiments.
  • Chicken Sandwiches with Melted Cheese
    Photo: Michael Paul

    Chicken Sandwiches with Melted Cheese

    These one-dish-meal grilled cheese sandwiches feature slices of tart Granny Smith apple, sharp blue cheese, and super-quick rotisserie chicken. If you're not a blue cheese fan, cheddar is a tasty option.

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