Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who likes contests? I sure do! after all, who doesn’t..

Last week I was selected as one of the 10 finalist for the Emmi USA‘s “Gourmelt” Grilled Cheese Contest. I was mailed an electric grill and a sample of the Emmi Le Gruyere cheeses to work with. I’ve been having so much fun all week grilling all different types of grilled cheese. The winner of the contest will receive a wine fridge retailed at $299. Fingers crossed 🙂

Update: I won the contest and the wine fridge!! 🙂 My award winning sandwich will be featured at the Emmi cheese event in NYC on Sept 20th 2014.

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Okay so let’s step aside for a moment and talk about this beautiful cheese. If you thought you’ve tasted good cheese, think again! The Le Gruyere is fantastic and goes well on sandwiches, in pastries and dips! It has a very dense and smooth with a sightly flaky texture that literally melt in your mouth. It’s unbelievably good!

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

For the contest I decided to make a chipotle chicken grilled cheese sandwich because the chipotle pairs very well with the cheese. Seriously the best sandwich EVER!

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I’ve had a ton of grilled cheese in my life but nothing anywhere near as good as this sandwich! This is an “adult” version of a grilled cheese and is packed with tons of cheese, shredded chicken, caramelized onions and my special homemade chipotle sauce.

The chipotle sauce is super easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for weeks. Once you taste it once it becomes kind of addicting because it has a spicy and creamy flavor. You basically whip all the ingredients for it in the food processor and that’s it!

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese SandwichLook at that cheese melt.. Kills me every time! Looks like I need another sandwich!
Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4.56 from 18 votes

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

By: Layla
This recipe requires 1 cup of shredded chicken. You can use any type for pre-cooked shredded chicken you may have on hand or you can use my quick and easy recipe for making shredded chicken.
Prep10 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Total30 minutes
Servings 2



  • To make the chipotle sauce: place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth about 2-3 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  • Heat a small pan to medium heat. Add the butter and onions, allow to gently cook for 15 minutes or until caramelized.

  • For the shredded chicken:
  • Heat a small heavy duty pan to medium/high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil, chicken cutlet and salt+pepper. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden in color. After both sides are golden add 1/4 cup water. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove into a bowl and allow to cool. When cooled shred using 2 forks or with your fingers.

  • To assemble
  • Place an even layer of cheese on 2 slices of bread. Top with shredded chicken and onions. Drizzle a layer or chipotle sauce (2 teaspoons), then top with more cheese. Top sandwich with the other slice of bread. [br
  • Heat griddle or pan to medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon butter, place sandwich on griddle and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and the bread is golden and crispy. Serve warm!
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Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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  1. Hello I’m currently in process of making this now. Plz what exactly goes in the blender together? Little slow over here lol thank you so much & can’t wait to reply on it

  2. Hey sorry… I tried to go back and try to see if the pic of the sandwich would upload and it did! I’m excited to try this! Thanks for posting!

  3. Hi there! I can’t wait to try this! Your pics are beautiful and I was disappointed when I didn’t have a picture of this sandwich to select and Pin on my board. There were other pics to choose from, but not for this sandwich. Could you add a pic to Pin? Thanks!

  4. The recipe is a little difficult to understand the way it is written but once I understood it and made these, OMG!!

  5. Look delicious. Is sour dough breads better in toast?

  6. Hi, I havent tried this yet, im just trying to UNDERSTAND tHe recipe so I can make it. Why would you Use chipotle Chilli peppers in adobo sause and use chipotle sause too? Im confused 😐

    1. ChipOtle sauce isnt an ingrediEnt, its a new section that liSts the ingredients to make the sauce.

    2. Why would you rate a recipe you did not try because YOU did not understand instructions. That’s not how this works at all.

      1. So does the sauce call for a 7oz can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? Or is it one tsp.?

        1. You would use one of the chilis and just one teaspoon of the sauce. Hope that helps!

  7. Most amazing grilled chicken and cheese we have ever had. easy and fast to make.