Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Sharon Ryan
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Serve with Snap Pea and Radish Sauté.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted.

Step 3

Place 2 cheese slices on each bread slice. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts. Remove from oven.

Step 4

Combine preserves, mayonnaise, and chipotle in a small bowl. Top each bread slice, cheese side up, with about 1 tablespoon preserves mixture, 1 lettuce leaf, and about 1/3 cup chicken. Sprinkle bacon evenly over servings.

Ratings & Reviews

Difficult to eat

May 13, 2015
We really liked the blend of flavors, but the assembly needs some work, it kept falling apart and we couldn't get all the flavors we wanted in each bite.  For one we'd add the chicken to the preserves to coat it rather than putting them on separately.  We'd also talked about either slicing the chicken over shredding it or making it a whole sandwich if shredding it.  Wed then put the chicken and bacon on the bread, top with cheese and toast until it melts, then add the lettuce and eat.

LDombeck's Review

June 20, 2014
I don't do open faced sandwiches too much b/c my kids can't eat them without getting frustrated, so we just had them closed. The chipotle can be a bit spicy for kids, but the adults liked it. Came together quick and was very tasty.

jesprice's Review

February 24, 2014

kkparsons's Review

July 15, 2013
These were really good - the chipotle apricot mayo spread really makes the sandwich.

daneanp's Review

May 17, 2013
These were good but the family didn't like them open-faced. Too messy. Flavor was spot on but next time I'll leave the chicken slices larger and the bacon strips halved vs. crumbled and put a top slice on it. Maybe a little sliced red onion would be good too...

julie64's Review

May 04, 2013
Delish! Didn't have any chipotle chilis so used chipotle chili powder - family raved! Just the right amount of heat. Hubs already asked me to make it again!

sukeedog's Review

April 13, 2013

Jwelling's Review

April 11, 2013
We really enjoyed this! I felt like it could hold more veggies though.

jmeleeS's Review

April 09, 2013
Made this sandwich for an easy weekend lunch - it truely came together in about 20 minutes from start to finish (including shredding a rotisserie chicken from the store). I served as a traditional sandwich using some leftover whole wheat hamburger buns, but otherwise made no subsitutions. Overall, my husband and I both gobbled our sandwiches, washed them down with ice cold beers and topped off the meal with some fruit - great springtime / summer meal. I would absolutely recommend only doing 2 tbsp (maybe even a bit less) of the preserves as a little sweet goes a long way. I will absolutely be making again; enjoy!

BeckiSue's Review

March 24, 2013
Especially liked the chipotle, mayo, apricot preserve spread on this sandwich. Served it as a traditional sandwich instead of open face. Will be making again for sure.