Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT

 A simple sandwich that tastes anything but simple!  This Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT is a meal in and of itself.  Grilled barbecue chicken, greens, bacon, tomato and red onion are housed between two grilled cheese sandwiches.  Look no further, this is the sandwich you didn’t know you had been dreaming of.

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT | Melanie Makes 

Let me start off by saying, I’m not even a fan of sandwiches.  Until now.  This sandwich is in a league by itself.  Comforting, filling and sure to satisfy.  This Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT has it all.

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT | Melanie Makes

Bread?  Ha!  Buns?  Not a chance!  Instead, all of the delicious toppings are sandwiched between two – count them, two! – grilled cheese sandwiches.  So technically, you’re eating two sandwiches in one.  And you”ll love every single bite.  I actually pressed on my sandwiches with a spatula as they cooked to flatten them a bit while cooking so that the sandwich would be easier to eat.  Mission accomplished!

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT | Melanie Makes

While we’re counting reasons to love this sandwich, I’ll add to it how easy it is to grill exactly the amount of chicken you’ll need thanks to Perdue’s new PERFECT PORTIONS® Mesquite Grille Seasoned Boneless, Skinless Breasts.  These chicken breasts are individually wrapped so that you are able to prepare only what you need each time.  Genius!  And the mesquite flavor?  Couldn’t be more perfect for this sandwich.  I’ve added even more flavor to the chicken by slathering it with my new favorite barbecue sauce as it came off the grill.  The layering of flavor with each ingredient is key to an amazing sandwich.

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT | Melanie Makes

And you can’t forget all of the fresh ingredients stuffed between those aforementioned grilled cheeses.  Fresh tomato, thinly sliced red onion, handfuls of fresh greens and of course, strips of smoky, salty bacon.

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT | Melanie Makes

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT
 
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Serves: 2
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  1. To prepare grilled cheese sandwiches, spread one side of two slices of bread with mayonnaise. Place one slice of cheese on non-mayonnaise side of bread and top with another piece of bread mayonnaise side facing outwards.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat and add sandwich. Cook until browned and then flip to other side to brown. Press sandwich with spatula one each side while cooking to flatten sandwich.
  3. To assemble BLTs, top one grilled cheese sandwich with 1 cup of greens. (I used an arugula spinach combination. Add 2 slices of red onion and 2 slices of tomato.
  4. Add chicken breast and top with desired amount of barbecue sauce.
  5. Top with 2 bacon slices and additional grilled cheese sandwich.
  6. Cut on the diagonal and serve.

Double Grilled Cheese Barbecue Chicken BLT | Melanie Makes

Look no further, my friends, this is the sandwich you didn’t know you had been dreaming of.  Minimal effort leads to maximum flavor.  And that’s the way it should always be, shouldn’t it?

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Comments

  1. So much cheese! This makes the Wisconsin girl in me very happy :)

  2. What an awesome sandwich!! Makes me wish it were already lunchtime :)

  3. Not enough words to describe how much I love your idea of using a whole grilled cheese as your crust! Genius! Pinned!

    • melanie says:

      Thanks so much, Jaren – no my husband thinks all sandwiches should be made with a grilled cheese base!

  4. Okay drooling times ten!!! I love a good BLT, but you made this AMAZING!

  5. tanya moftakhar says:

    I just started following you!!! I love your menu’s for the week, which makes my life much easier! I miss you guys! xo

  6. This just blew my mind! Such a great idea, how did I never think to do this?! :) My family is going to love this!

    • melanie says:

      The bad news is that my husband now believes that I should prepare every sandwich using grilled cheese sandwiches as the base! Or is that good news? ;)

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