BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Cheese and Onions on Whole Wheat Bread

BBQ Chicken-Cheddar Sandwiches

Hearty slices of Nature's Own 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 of any Nature’s Own 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.