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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.

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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."

CelloGirl7 User ID: 3779635 134941
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

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

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