Chicken Melt

"I enjoyed this sandwich at The Smokestack in Thurber, TX. It is a chicken version of the popular patty melt. Sort of a chicken grilled cheese. Prep time includes grilling a chicken breast."
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  • Saute onion in half the butter till golden.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat non stick pan.
  • Spread butter on both slices of bread.
  • Place one slice of bread, buttered side down in pre-heated pan.
  • Put one slice of cheese, onions, chicken breast, one slice of cheese and then the remaining slice of bread with the buttered side up.
  • Continue to cook until bread on bottom is brown and toasty.
  • Turn the entire sandwich and toast the other side and wait for cheese to get melty.
  • SLice in half and enjoy.

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  1. I had leftover grilled chicken breast (cut in strips already) and happened across this recipe. I didn't have rye bread so I just used plain white. I used my Counter top George Foreman grill for these and it was amazingly delicious! Will definitely be making these in the future. Thanks for sharing
  2. Recipe was amazing! Thank you. I am a personal chef and sometimes have too much food as leftovers. This is a perfect way to repurpose my signature chicken dishes. And I agree with the other posters; change up the cheese and the dish is completely different. ????
  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVED this sandwich. I generally enjoy a sandwich anyway, but this one made me sad when it was gone (but it'll be lunch today). I used a very dark rye, and baby swiss, which I recommend. I did cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces, which worked well. Yum!!
  4. So good & easy. I grilled chicken breasts seasoned with garlic earlier in the day and then pulled the sandwich together with a salad for a quick dinner. My chicken breasts were pretty thick, so I cut them in half length-wise, which I think made them lay better on the bread, more flat. I made one sandwich with swiss and one with pepperjack for me & hubby. Both were excellent. Hubby dipped his in spicy mustard, while I ate mine plain. This has a lot of possibilities with various cheeses, etc. :) Thanks!
  5. Riff this was a great idea. I made it even simpler by buying one of those roasted chicken at the grocery store. Cut it off the bone and made the sandwiches on hoggie buns. The kids would not let me add the saute onion to their sandwich, but I put it on mine. Served this with a cesar salad and it was a great quick meal for the hot summer nights. Thanks.


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