Creamy Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

I am a huge fan of grilled cheese sandwiches. Seriously, it’s my all-time favorite comfort dish. So why not make a creamy grilled chicken and cheese sandwich out of a classic? The inclusion of chicken makes it more filling, and the unusual creamy cheese mixture adds a gourmet touch. While it’s not your average sandwich, it’s one you’ll want to make again and again.

Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

I’ve eaten thousands of grilled cheese sandwiches throughout the years. The basic with American cheese and warm bread is always available, but sometimes I crave something a little extra. I’m known for adding chicken to recipes not only to increase the protein content, but also to make something simple more satisfying. With an adolescent son in the family, every meal must be satisfying and keep him full.

What Bread is Best for a Grilled Sandwich?

The bread you use for your grilled sandwich is as distinct as you are. I used a little of sprouted grain bread in this variation, but I usually use Texas toast, French bread, or plain white bread. Yes, the old-school package of Wonder bread is still a favorite when it comes to comfort food.

The sort of bread you select is determined by your tastes as well as the topping. You certainly want a heartier bread for this combo. A thick slice of bread is required, but you can customize it with your favorite taste. Here are a few terrific sandwich filling ideas to get you started.

  • Whole grain bread
  • Oat bread
  • Potato bread
  • Sourdough bread
  • Rye bread
  • Pumpernickle bread
  • Garlic cheese bread
  • Dill bread
  • Bagels
  • French bread
  • English muffins
  • Baguettes
  • Texas toast

What Kinds of Cheese Can I Use in This Sandwich?



I combine cream cheese and blue cheese with other creamy ingredients and spices to make the chicken mixture. This specific combo has a terrific texture as well as a nice bit of flavor, in my opinion. The richness is provided by the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream, but the blue cheese adds a bit of extra flavor.

Because I like to top this chicken combination with a slice of cheese, I usually recommend a great light cheese like sliced American, provolone, or mild cheddar. You can use whichever sliced cheese you choose, or you can skip this step entirely and simply grill the chicken mixture on your preferred bread.


  • Chicken breasts
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne powder
  • Paprika
  • Hot sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Blue cheese
  • Bread
  • Sliced American or Cheddar cheese

How to Make a Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

In a large bowl, combine the already cooked and shredded chicken with garlic powder, cayenne, paprika, hot sauce, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese and blue cheese.

Spread the cheese mixture onto one slice of bread and then spread the chicken mixture onto the other slice of bread.

Combine the two sides, and then spread additional mayonnaise over the outside of the bread and place it into a grill pan.

Grill each side for 2 minutes over medium heat.

Slice and serve with your favorite sides.

What Goes with Grilled Chicken and Cheese?

Growing up, the number one thing I had with a grilled cheese was tomato soup and pickles. This recipe is different enough that I find you should have a little something different as a side. Of course, you can pick up potato chips or tortilla chips and salsa, but I like a nice fresh element on the side when possible. Below are a few of my favorites.


  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (Tobasco or Frank’s Red)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise, plus additional for coating bread
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 slices American or mild cheddar cheese


  1. Combine the chicken, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, hot sauce, mayonnaise, and sour cream together in a large bowl;
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese and crumbled blue cheese;
  3. Divide the mixtures into 4 servings, and then spread the cheese mixture on one side of a piece of bread, and the chicken mixture onto the other slice of bread;
  4. Sandwich the bread together and coat the outside lightly with mayonnaise, then place onto the grill pan;
  5. Grill for 2 minutes on each side;
  6. Serve with your favorite sides.


What is a Creamy Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich?

A Creamy Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich is a delicious and hearty sandwich made with grilled or cooked chicken, melted cheese, and a creamy sauce or spread. It’s a flavorful and comforting option for a quick and satisfying meal.

How is the chicken prepared for this sandwich?

The chicken for the Creamy Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich can be prepared in various ways. Grilling or pan-searing the chicken with seasonings like salt, pepper, and garlic powder is a popular method. Alternatively, you can use leftover cooked chicken or even shredded rotisserie chicken to make the sandwich.

What types of cheese work best for this sandwich?

Any cheese that melts well and complements chicken can be used for this sandwich. Common choices include cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, provolone, or a combination of different cheeses for added flavor.

What kind of creamy sauce or spread is typically used?

A creamy spread, such as mayonnaise, aioli, or a flavored cream cheese spread, is commonly used to add moisture and richness to the sandwich. You can also use a creamy dressing like ranch or Caesar dressing for an extra burst of flavor.

Can I add additional toppings or vegetables to the sandwich?

Absolutely! You can customize the sandwich with your favorite toppings and vegetables. Lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onions, avocado, or pickles are some popular options to add freshness and crunch to the sandwich. Feel free to get creative and adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences.

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