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Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches Recipe for Two

Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches

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. 

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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.

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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.

How to make Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches:

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

Grilled French Onion Chicken Sandwiches

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (4 oz each) 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 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.

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.

 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 516 Saturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 98mg Sodium: 415mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Protein: 37g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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