Chili Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
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Chili Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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“My husband tells me that these are a guy's type of sandwich. I love that! We serve them when we have friends come over to watch a game on TV. It's also great for a quick family dinner when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.” —Dena Peterson, LaPorte, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 hard rolls
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 659 calories, 40g fat (23g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the chicken, cheddar cheese, chilies, onions and seasonings.
  2. Cut top fourths off of rolls; carefully hollow out bottoms, leaving 1/4-in. shells (discard removed bread or save for another use). Fill bottom portions with chicken mixture; replace tops.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chili Chicken Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p45

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 218442
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Enjoyed the flavor of these sandwiches. Great over rice as well."

leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 60203
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"My husband says I must make these again! I did omit the red pepper flakes and used canned chicken instead of fresh. It was really good!"

mreilly615 User ID: 2340136 60202
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Really good. When I make it again, I will make it as a dip and shred the chicken and eat it with a dark rye."

Bratrattery User ID: 1029483 146110
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"We tried it, didn't care for it at all. It might be good without the green chile, but it was not something I would make again as it is."

CuteNellie25 User ID: 5449986 150878
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

snyderrn User ID: 551116 60135
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"This was GREAT! I toasted the buns & just heated the meat mixture on the stove then added it to the toasted buns so I didn't have to heat the oven. YUMMY!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 56350
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"This had a wonderful flavor but didn't have the heat my family craves. Next time will turn it up a notch by adding a couple of tablespoons of chopped jalapeno."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 113673
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"I used french bread instead of the hard rolls. Was like a chicken grilled cheese sandwich. Yum! Will definitely be making again."

damianbeth User ID: 4244932 60133
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"Great Sandwiches! I make the receipe for my husband and I and freeze half of it. It's great to pull out of the freezer and stick it in the fridge early in the morning to defrost for dinner that night."

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 64537
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"Delicious. I brought the leftovers to the office for lunch the next day and shared with all my co-workers. They ALL wanted the recipe. Hearty and simple."

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