BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Cheese and Onions on Whole Wheat Bread

BBQ Chicken-Cheddar Sandwiches

Hearty slices of 12 Grain Specialty Bread are loaded with sweet onions, tangy barbeque chicken and tasty cheddar cheese, then wrapped in foil and grilled to create unique, open-faced sandwiches.

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  • 4 slices Nature’s Own 12-Grain Bread

  • 2 cups thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat deli-style Cheddar cheese*

  • Additional barbecue sauce (optional)


  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Add onion, brown sugar and thyme; cook 10 minutes or until onion is tender and lightly browned, stirring often.

  • Remove from heat; stir in salt. Set aside.

  • Toss chicken with barbecue sauce in small bowl until evenly coated.

  • Divide chicken and onion evenly over bread slices; top each with 1 cheese slice.

  • Wrap each open-faced sandwich in heavy-duty foil forming a loose packet; seal all edges.

  • Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 8 minutes or until heated through.

  • Carefully open foil packets and drizzle with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.