Grilled Ham, Chicken, and Gruyère Sandwiches

Grilled Ham, Chicken, and Gruyère SandwichesRecipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich and 1/4 pear)

Total time: 28 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 28 Minutes
Total: 28 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 371
Fat 11.5 g
Satfat 6 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 31.9 g
Carbohydrate 34.4 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 750 mg
Calcium 197 mg


2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 ounces prosciutto, cut into 4 thin slices
8 (3/4-ounce) slices sourdough bread
4 teaspoons butter, softened and divided
2 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 cups arugula leaves
3 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 large red-skinned pear, sliced


1. Split each chicken breast in half lengthwise to form 2 cutlets. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan. Wrap 1 prosciutto slice around each chicken cutlet.

2. Return pan to medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Spread one side of each bread slice evenly with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Place 4 bread slices, buttered side down, in pan. Top each bread slice in pan with 2 tablespoons cheese; toast bread for 2 minutes or until underside is toasted and cheese melts. Remove the bread from pan. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Place the remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side down, in pan; toast 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove from pan.

3. Top each cheese-topped bread slice with 1 chicken cutlet. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard over untoasted side of each remaining bread slice. Combine arugula, shallots, and juice in a bowl; toss. Divide mixture evenly among sandwiches; top each sandwich with 1 bread slice, mustard side down. Serve with pear slices.

Beer Match: Try an amber ale like New Belgium Fat Tire ($1.50/bottle). The toasty malt and hoppy bitterness in these ales will complement the recipe's sweet pears and nutty cheese. --Gretchen Roberts