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Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese is the chicken sandwich you never knew you needed. It's simple to make and bursting with flavour!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 803kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3


  • Large Mixing Bowl & Spatula
  • Large Frying Pan & Spatula/Turner
  • Microwave
  • Cheese Grater


  • 8 small-medium sized thick slices of Sourdough
  • 2 packed cups / 250g-300g Shredded Cooked Chicken (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups / 150g grated Cheese (Cheddar, Monterey Jack & Mexican Cheese Blend all work grated)
  • 5oz / 150g Full Fat Cream Cheese, softened/warmed in the microwave until easy to mix
  • 1 tbsp Chipotle Paste (see notes)
  • 1/2 Lime, juice only
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp EACH: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Butter, as needed


  • In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese with lime juice, chipotle paste, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and a pinch of salt & pepper. Add chicken and cheese and gently stir to combine. Don't be too rough and mash the chicken or it'll dry up and go mushy/tough.
  • In a large frying pan with the heat OFF add 2-4 slices of bread (depending on size of pan). Spread with butter then flip over so they're butter-side-down. Top with chipotle chicken then add a second slice of bread on top. Spread with butter then turn heat to low-medium.
  • Fry both sides until golden brown with the chicken completely warmed through. Repeat second batch if needed then slice in half and enjoy!

Quick Demo


a) Chicken - Leftover rotisserie chicken works best here, but you can use fresh chicken if that's what you've got. You'll still want shredded chicken, so I recommend using two large chicken breasts (approx 14oz/400g). Season and fry both sides to get some browning, then fill up with water or chicken stock. Put on a lid on and simmer until cooked through. Depending on size this could take between 8-12mins. Pop in a bowl and shred with two forks. Or, you can roast a whole chicken!
b) Chipotle Paste - You can pick this up in almost all UK supermarkets. If you're in the US do try and use chipotle paste, if not you can mash up 1-2 tbsp worth of chipotle chili in adobo sauce. Failing that just use chipotle powder. Around 1 heaped tsp should suffice, but work to spice preference.
c) Calories - 4 sandwiches in total, calories for 1 sandwich assuming 1 tbsp butter per sandwich and using all cheddar:

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Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 803 Calories from Fat 335
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.26g57%
Saturated Fat 20.167g126%
Trans Fat 0.971g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.043g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.506g
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1298mg56%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 70.6g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8.24g9%
Protein 45.92g92%
Vitamin A 1141IU23%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 420mg42%
Iron 5.97mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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