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Chicken Melts Recipe

Chicken Melts Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chicken Melts

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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. :)"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

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

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!"

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."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011 Edited Jan. 6, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"This is one of my favorite sandwiches!"

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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"Different ingredients, super easy, me and my husband loved them!"

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