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Barbecue Chicken Grilled Cheese

Author - Serena Wolf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 3 sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil divided
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded chicken breast I used a store bought rotisserie chicken, but feel free to roast or poach your own chicken breast.
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce plus extra for dipping
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small avocado sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 6 slices bread of your choice I strongly recommend whole wheat sourdough if you can get your hands on it.

For Dipping: (optional)

  • Ranch Dressing
  • Barbecue Sauce


  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small pan. When hot, add the thinly sliced red onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until soft. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the shredded chicken breast and barbecue sauce. In a separate bowl, combine the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
  • Now it’s time to assemble your grilled cheese. To assemble each sandwich: Brush one side of each piece of bread with olive oil (about 1 teaspoon per piece). Place the bread oil-side down on a cutting board. Top one piece of bread with 1/3 cup of cheese and 1/3 cup of barbecue chicken. Add 1/3 of the sliced avocado, and then add 1/3 of the onions and 1 tablespoon of cilantro leaves. Top with another 1/3 cup of cheese in an even layer and add the second piece of bread with the oiled side facing out (duh).
  • Heat a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat. When hot add the sandwiches and cover with a lid. Cook for about 4 minutes until the underside is golden brown. Flip the sandwiches and cook for 3-4 minutes more.
  • Remove your grilled cheese from the pan and serve immediately with extra barbecue sauce or ranch dressing for dipping.