Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken Sandwich

A slightly spicy and sweet pepper jelly is the secret to this ultimate chicken sandwich. Well…and the bacon!
Pounding the chicken thin before grilling makes it the perfect thickness for stacking…with bacon. No slicing and mess required.
Make sure you assemble these quickly, as cooked bacon laying around doesn’t last long. (wink)


Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

These easy sandwiches mix a little salty bacon with sweet and spicy pepper jelly for the perfect combination.


  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in half horizontally
  • Garlic salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese
  • 8 slices country white bread, toasted
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp pepper jelly
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 cups baby arugula


  1. Heat grill, or grill pan to medium high. Pound chicken to create thin cutlets about ¼ inch thick. Season with garlic salt and pepper and grill until cooked through, 4 to 6 min. Place one cheese slice on top of each cutlet to melt.
  2. To make each sandwich, spread one piece of toast with mayonnaise and one piece with a generous layer of pepper jelly. Fill with chicken, bacon and arugula.
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Recipe by Tara Bench, original published in Ladies’ Home Journal, Sept/12. Photo credit Peden + Munk. Food Stylist Paul Grimes

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