These juicy and delicious Chipotle Chicken Sandwiches are surprisingly easy to make, packed with flavor, and the perfect way to get your chicken sandwich fix at home.

The Best Chicken Sandwich

These Chipotle Chicken Sandwiches have quickly become a staple weeknight dinner around here and I’m so excited to share them with you. One way I know a recipe is truly a hit is when I can’t stop making it myself and I think I’ve made these sandwiches 1000 times at this point.

The chicken is juicy and flavorful, the sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce pairs so well with the chipotle flavor, and the toasted brioche buns are just perfect. Not only are these sandwiches delicious, they’re also surprisingly easy to make and a great weeknight dinner option.

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Chipotle Chicken Sandwich Ingredients

Chicken Breast: you’ll need two large chicken breasts for this recipe. To prep the chicken breast for sandwiches, you’ll split them in half lengthwise. Splitting the chicken breast in half helps to make them an even thickness so that they cook evenly.

Spices: the combination of dried herbs and spices are what give these chicken sandwiches so much flavor. You’ll need a combination of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chipotle powder, and dried dill.

Cheddar Cheese: extra sharp cheddar cheese is my cheese of choice for these sandwiches.

Brioche Buns: toasted, buttery brioche buns are the perfect way to serve these sandwiches.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Chicken Breast – don’t feel like taking the time to split the chicken breast in half? you can use chicken breast cutlets instead which are a bit thinner and perfect for this recipe. You could also swap the chicken breast for boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead.
  • Cheese – feel free to swap the cheddar cheese out for whatever cheese you prefer in this recipe. Pepper jack, Monterrey, or Colby jack would all be great options.
  • Buns – need to keep this recipe gluten free? swap out the brioche buns for your favorite gluten free bun instead!

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Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

What helps make these sandwiches even more delicious is the addition of a homemade honey mustard sauce. The heat of the chipotle seasoning plus the sweet of the honey mustard sauce pairs perfectly together. Here’s what you need to make the honey mustard sauce:

  • mayonnaise
  • dijon mustard
  • yellow mustard
  • honey
  • apple cider vinegar
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

How To Make a Chicken Sandwich

Step One: each chicken breast in half lengthwise and then add to a mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, and spices to the chicken and then toss until the chicken breasts are well coated in spices.

Step Two: Add all of the ingredients to medium mixing bowl and then whisk until well combined and smooth. Set aside.

Step Three: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil to the pan and then add the chicken. Cook the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. When the chicken is fully cooked, remove the pan from the heat and add 1 slice of cheddar cheese to the top of each chicken breast. You can cover the pan with a lid to help the cheese melt a bit.

Step Four: Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and assemble your burgers on toasted brioche buns with all the toppings.

Serving Suggestions

You can pile these chicken sandwiches high with all of your favorite sandwich toppings. Here are a few of my favorite options: 

  • romaine lettuce leaves
  • tomato slices
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • pickles

Meal Prep Tips

  • Prep the chicken – prep and season the chicken up to two days in advance to help save yourself some time. You can also prep and season a big batch of the chicken breast in advance and then freeze.
  • Prep the toppings – you can slice and prep your toppings in advance so that they’re ready to use when you make your sandwiches.

Best Way to Store and Reheat

Store any leftover cooked chicken in an air-tight storage container in the fridge for up to three days.

When you’re ready, you can reheat in the chicken in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time until the chicken is warmed through and then assemble a sandwich.

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I hope you give this Chipotle Chicken Sandwich recipe a try! They are so easy to make and delicious! 

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Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These juicy and delicious Chipotle Chicken Sandwiches are surprisingly easy to make, packed with flavor, and the perfect way to get your chicken sandwich fix at home.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 large (6-8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

For Serving

  • honey mustard sauce
  • 4 brioche buns, toasted
  • romaine lettuce leaves
  • tomato slices
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • pickles

Instructions

  1. Prep the chicken: slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise and then add to a mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, and spices to the chicken and then toss until the chicken breasts are well coated in spices.
  2. Make the honey mustard sauce: Add all of the ingredients to medium mixing bowl and then whisk until well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  3. Cook the chicken: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil to the pan and then add the chicken. Cook the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. When the chicken is fully cooked, remove the pan from the heat and add 1 slice of cheddar cheese to the top of each chicken breast. You can cover the pan with a lid to help the cheese melt a bit.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and assemble your burgers on toasted brioche buns with all the toppings.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Eat Love Eat

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14 Comments

  1. Love this recipe. I double the amount of seasonings add around 1/4 cup olive oil to marinade the chicken before grilling it. We swap the homemade sauce for chickfila sauce and this sandwich is better than a grilled chicken sandwich from chickfila. This is part of our regular rotation! Thanks Ashlea!






    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      I’m so glad you loved this, Rachel! The marinade is a great idea! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  2. Stacey Smith says:

    Wonderful flavor and quick. These are great!






  3. Sukhdeep Vadgama says:

    I recently started following you on Instagram and all your recipes look wonderful. I tried this today and loved it, but more importantly, my kinda picky 6-year old said, “mmmm this chicken burger is really good!” ūüĎĆ It was easy and quick to make, and I didn’t have chipotle powder on hand so I just put a bit more of all the other dry spices on the chicken and it still tasted great!






    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      I’m so glad you loved it, Sukhdeep! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  4. These are so good and great to prep ahead for a crowd. I made them for a group of 12 and everyone loved them! I grilled them on the BBQ, made the sauce ahead and seasoned the chicken in advance. Highly recommend!






  5. This was delicious!!! I love how this all came together so easy. So much flavor packaged into the chicken, then the sauce!! Drool worthy! Will be making this on a regular basis. Thank you for another great recipe!!






  6. I love a good chicken sandwich and these did not disappoint. There is just enough kick and the flavor was on point!






  7. Absolutely delicious! Super easy and filling too!






    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      So glad you loved it, Heather!

  8. This chicken sandwich was so good! The seasoning and sauce was a perfect combination. I will definitely be making this again and again. My whole family loved it! ūüėä






    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      So happy you loved the recipe, Delia!

  9. New favorite. Decided at the last minute to try the recipe after I saw it on Instagram. Took no time at all. Didn’t have buns so I had to swap in bread so next time will add the buns. The flavor is fantastic and the recipe takes no time to prepare. EggRoll in a bowl was my old fav but the flavor of this chicken is unbeatable and adding the sauce just puts it over the top. Yum!






    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      So happy you loved the recipe, Jennifer!