Grilled chicken, seasoned with a chili and apple jelly spread and topped with cheese and bacon, is served on hearty rolls to make this picnic sandwich. Enjoy it for dinner on summer nights.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
6 mins
36 mins


Ingredient Checklist


For sauce:
  • In small saucepan, heat and stir chili sauce and jelly over medium heat till jelly melts. Stir in vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder; remove from heat and set aside.

  • Lightly pound chicken breast halves between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to about 1/4-inch thickness. Brush both sides of chicken with oil; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Grill or broil as directed.

To cook by direct grill method:
  • Grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 8 minutes or till no pink remains, turning once. Cut chicken into bite size strips.

To broil:
  • Arrange the chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until no pink remains, turning once. Cut chicken into bite size strips.

  • To assemble, lightly spread the toasted roll or bun halves with the warm sauce. Add chicken, cheese slice, bacon, and tomato slices. Top with roll or bun tops. Wrap each sandwich in foil. If you like, chill in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Tote wrapped sandwiches and any remaining sauce in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

  • To serve, if you like, place wrapped sandwiches on a grill rack over medium heat, turning occasionally till heated through. Serve with any remaining sauce. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

643 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 81mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 71g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 6g; protein 42g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; thiamin 0.8mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 13.8mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 181.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.7mcg; sodium 1481mg; potassium 459mg; calcium 323.1mg; iron 4mg.