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Chili Chicken Sandwiches

“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


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the chicken, cheddar cheese, chilies, onions and seasonings.
  • 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.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 659 calories, 40g fat (23g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.
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  • pajamaangel
    Jan 20, 2015

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

  • leslie1966
    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!

  • chsmith
    Jan 24, 2013

    No comment left

  • mreilly615
    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.

  • betreacle
    Dec 16, 2011

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  • Bratrattery
    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
    Sep 20, 2011

    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • snyderrn
    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
    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
    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.