Chicken Melts Recipe
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Chicken Melts Recipe

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Toasty and tasty, these hefty sandwiches boast a touch of sweetness from the raisins and jalapeno jelly. The creamy Havarti could be subbed out for brick cheese. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1 package (6 ounces) thinly sliced deli smoked chicken breast
  • 3 ounces Havarti cheese, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 493 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1164mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Spread two bread slices with jelly. Layer with chicken and cheese; top with remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Melts in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p26

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Maryrose90 User ID: 179832 229637
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Felt adventurous making this sandwich as it was unlike anything we usually eat. My husband didn't care for it as he's a "plain" food kind of guy. However, my son and I thought it was fabulous! Will make it again when the hubster won't be around for dinner. :)"

kallsmom User ID: 2662239 206149
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"These are so good and easy to make! Never thought to put these items together as a sandwich!"

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 134943
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I had lots of left over turkey from Thanksgiving and thought of this sandwich/ everyone loved them/used swiss cheese on it - had just bought some hot pepper jelly at a craft sale!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 147625
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"This sandwich was a nice change of pace. I substituted Habanero jelly since that is what I had on hand, it was spicy hot and delicious. I use my George Foreman grill to make any kind of sandwich melt instead of a pan and it comes out just like a panini press with the ridges and everything. No need to butter the slices..which can rip the tender bread...just run your butter over the hot grill plates, stick your sandwich in & voila...crispy, crunchy, buttery & almost zero clean up."

blgpts User ID: 676275 114284
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011 Edited Jan. 6, 2015

"this is a great sandwich with lots of possibilities."

dbushey User ID: 4741181 62569
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I thought it would be weird but I happened to have all the ingredients so I made it for my Teenage son..he asked for seconds."

schield User ID: 888201 58732
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"This is one of my favorite sandwiches!"

bents User ID: 1171929 58731
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"Outstanding! My family gave these rave reviews. The only changes I made were: I put the jelly on the inside of BOTH slices of bread and I used sharp white cheddar cheese instead of the Havarti. We will definitely be making these again!"

gbmarble User ID: 4366860 105328
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"Couldn't believe I had all the ingredients on hand. Just had to make it. It was good. My son thought it was a little too sweet but I expected it with the pepper jelly."

anncash User ID: 155911 54412
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"Did not have chicken in the house so I used smoked ham from the deli

It turned out really good, This one is a keeper.
My husband likes this for breakfast."

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