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Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches Recipe for Two

These Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches have juicy grilled chicken topped with melted Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh baby spinach on a lightly toasted deli sandwich bun.

Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches

 

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These sandwiches are easy and delicious and make a great lunch, dinner, or fun date night meal idea.

 

The chicken can also be pan fried or broiled if you would rather not grill it.

 

My husband added horseradish sauce to his sandwich to kick it up a notch and loved it.

 

Don’t be afraid to experiment with customizing this sandwich to your personal taste.

 

Slice the onion and separate into rings.

onions sliced for caramelizing

 

In large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat.

 

Add onion, sugar, onion powder, and garlic powder and cook about 25 minutes or until onions are caramelized, stirring frequently.

onions, sugar, onion powder, and garlic powder cooking in a skillet

 

Turn the heat to low and cover to keep warm.

 

Preheat the grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.

 

Place the two pieces of chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound flat with a meat mallet. Click here for a meat mallet.

two pieces of chicken pounded flat between plastic wrap

 

Spray the chicken with nonstick spray.

 

Transfer the chicken to the hot grill rack.

 

Close the lid and cook about 5 minutes.

two pieces of chicken grilling and two toasted sandwich buns on the warmer rack

 

Optional – place the sandwich rolls on the grill to toast the insides just until lightly browned. Move them to the top warming rack to keep warm while the chicken finishes cooking.

 

Flip the chicken over and cook another 5 minutes or until chicken loses its pink color throughout and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (71.11 C).

 

Place the Swiss cheese slices on top of the chicken pieces.

two pieces of grilled chicken topped with Swiss cheese

 

Close the lid and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

 

Assemble the sandwiches using sandwich buns, spinach, chicken with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions.

layering spinach, chicken, swiss cheese, and caramelized onions on a bottom bun

 

Serve and enjoy!

 

Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches for Two

 

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Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches serves 2
Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches have juicy grilled chicken topped with melted Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh baby spinach on a lightly toasted deli sandwich bun.

Course: Date Night, Dinner, Game Day, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chicken, date night, french onion, grilled, poultry, sandwiches, Swiss cheese
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 516 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion small
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken filets
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 hamburger or deli sandwich buns
  • 1 cup baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Slice the onion and separate into rings.
  2. In large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat.
  3. Add onion, sugar, onion powder, and garlic powder and cook about 25 minutes or until onions are caramelized, stirring frequently.
  4. Turn the heat to low and cover to keep warm.
  5. Preheat the grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.
  6. Place the two pieces of chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound flat with a meat mallet. Click here for a meat mallet.
  7. Spray the chicken with nonstick spray.
  8. Transfer the chicken to the hot grill rack.
  9. Close the lid and cook about 5 minutes.
  10. Optional – place the sandwich rolls on the grill to toast the insides just until lightly browned. Move them to the top warming rack to keep warm while the chicken finishes cooking.
  11. Flip the chicken over and cook another 5 minutes or until chicken loses its pink color throughout and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (71.11 C).
  12. Place the Swiss cheese slices on top of the chicken pieces.
  13. Close the lid and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
  14. Assemble the sandwiches using sandwich buns, spinach, chicken with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The chicken can also be pan fried or broiled if you would rather not grill it.

 

Try adding horseradish sauce to this sandwich to kick it up a notch. Don’t be afraid to experiment with customizing this sandwich to your personal taste.

 

Nutrition Facts
Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 415mg 17%
Potassium 659mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 33.5%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 32.9%
Iron 13.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches have juicy grilled topped with melted Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh baby spinach on a lightly toasted deli sandwich bun. These sandwiches are easy and delicious and make a great lunch, dinner, or fun date night meal idea. #grilled #chicken #FrenchOnion #sandwiches #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo

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