Grilled Chicken and Gruyere Sandwich with Chipotle Cream Sauce

We couldn’t have a Sand-Wich party without grilled cheese!  We took it up a notch, with shredded chicken, caramelized onions, super yummy melty cheese and topped it off with a sauce with a little heat!


I think if I had it my way I would put caramelized onions on every sandwich!  They are so easy, and delicious!


We sautéed these onions in butter, but if you prefer olive oil, you can do that as well.

Get a nice golden sear on the chicken before adding the water.  The chicken should pull apart really easily.


Who doesn’t love cheese!  Gruyere is perfect for this sandwich because it melts really nicely and has a strong enough flavor, it doesn’t get lost in the sandwich!


Pile on the onions!


Get this…the chipotle cream sauce isn’t even bad for you!!  We used nonfat Greek yogurt, so it’s guilt free!  Don’t worry, taste is not sacrificed!  It tastes like a guilty pleasure, we tested it out on the hubby!


After you have layered all of your ingredients on the sandwich, grill on a griddle pan or skillet with butter.  SO dang good!


Grilled Chicken and Gruyere Sandwich with Chipotle Cream Sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 2 cups shredded chicken (follow recipe below)
  • 10-12 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 8 slices of fresh bread (we used Chiabatta)

Shredded Chicken

  • 4 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chipotle “Cream” Sauce

  • 2 chipotle chilies (canned in adobo sauce)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste


      1.To make the Chipotle Cream Sauce, place all ingredients in a food processor, or blender, and blend until smooth. Approximately 45 seconds.


      2. To cook the onions, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan. Add onions and continue to cook on medium heat, until golden brown.


      3.To make the shredded chicken, heat a heavy duty skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken 3-4 minutes on each side. The will start to turn a nice golden brown. After you have a nice golden color on each side, add the water.


      4. Reduce the heat to med-low and continue cooking for an additional 5-7 minutes. Cut into chicken to make sure fully cooked. Let cool.


      5. When completely cool, use a fork to pull apart the chicken and shred it.


      6. Assemble the sandwich. First place the cheese, then shredded chicken and onions. Top with the “cream” sauce, and another layer of cheese.


    7. Heat a pan to medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, and place the sandwich in the pan. Cook on each side until the cheese is fully melted. Serve warm, and with a side of the chipotle sauce!

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