BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It’s Monday, and well… Monday’s aren’t always the best day of the week.

So I thought I would brighten your day with this gooey, cheesy, and mouthwatering BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Every day can be just a little brighter when you add some cheese.

Not just any cheese, mind you, but some sharp cheddar and smoked gouda.

A while back I made you a BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza and I can’t stop obsessing over the combination of flavors. So I did the logical thing and just took the same ingredients and made it into something totally and completely different-ish, sorta.

Just so I can have an excuse to buy two bricks of smoked gouda.

BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I seriously can’t get enough of this flavor combination guys.

The sweet and tangy bbq sauce mixed with the chicken, red onion and cilantro are great on their own, but when smushed between two slices of thick, buttered bread and gobs of smokey, melted cheese…. it’s pure bliss.

It’s one of those sandwiches that you eat slowly because you want to savor every single bite. Because you’re trying to eat “clean” now, and although you’re pleasantly surprised at how tasty kale chips can be, if you have to eat one more helping of brown rice you’re going to do something you’ll regret. But you made this sandwich because your friend told you about an awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwich contest, and now you want to win… so you have to make sacrifices.

For the people.

BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Oh, this definitely needs to be made again very, very soon.

Purely for research purposes, of course…

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BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The sweet and tangy bbq sauce mixed with the chicken, red onion and cilantro are great on their own, but when smushed between two slices of thick, buttered bread and gobs of smokey, melted cheese.... it's pure bliss.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 706 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 slices of thick cut, Italian white bread
  • 1 tbsp margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices of smoked gouda
  • 2 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 2 tbsp sliced red onion
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast, I use Tyson Grilled & Ready


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Use the margarine or butter to spread on the two slices of bread. Layer the sandwich like this: bread, sharp cheddar, chicken, red onion, cilantro, bbq sauce, smoked gouda, bread.
  • Place sandwich (butter side down) onto the hot skillet and use the back of spatula to press the sandwich down gently. Let cook for 1-2 minutes or until the bread is nicely toasted. Use the spatula to carefully flip the sandwich over and toast for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Cut in half and enjoy!


Calories: 706kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.4g | Protein: 34.8g | Fat: 44.8g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 978.8mg | Sugar: 5.7g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 28mg
Keywords: barbecue sauce, Chicken, grilled cheese, onion
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
19 Responses
  1. Jennifer @ Inspirich

    This looks SO yummy.I am so excited that grilling Cheese Sandwich season is back and more my words and I think that is the only way to go. This sounds delicious and I am going to give it a try the next time I decided to do chicken BBQ,

  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    GOODNESS GRACIOUS, WOMAN. If you don’t knock it off with the incredibly scrumptious recipes, I’m gonna have to drive on up to Canada and raid your kitchen. For serious.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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