BBQ Chicken Salad Melt (sandwich)

BBQ Chicken Salad Melts

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BBQ Chicken Salad Melt (sandwich)

My boyfriend and I grilled bone-in chicken breasts with BBQ sauce the other night, and I took home some leftovers. I was going to make a chicken salad, but I wanted to do a warm sandwich. The chicken salad I made would be good cold, too, especially in a wrap. I’m going to be adding the chicken salad to my lunch box rotation for sure! I made these in a regular pan on the stove, but they would have also been really good as a panini.

BBQ Chicken Salad Melt (sandwich)
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BBQ Chicken Salad Melts

Use leftover BBQ chicken to make a fun grilled cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, chicken salad, hot sandwich, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • cups pulled/shredded leftover BBQ chicken
  • 2 tsp minced onion (fresh onion)
  • ¼ tsp celery seed
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise (recommended: Duke's)
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 slices havarti cheese
  • butter


  • Combine chicken, onion, celery seed, BBQ sauce, and mayo in a bowl and stir until well-combined. Assemble each sandwich with cheese and chicken salad. Put the cheese on the bottom half of the sandwich.
  • Spread softened butter on the outside of the top slice of bread. Preheat a pan on the stovetop over medium heat, Melt a small amount of butter (~1tbsp) in the pan. Place each sandwich in the pan, with the buttered side up.
  • Once the bottom piece of bread is toasted and golden brown, flip the sandwich. The next side will likely cook a lot faster. Remove from the pan and serve once the other side is golden brown.

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