Monterey Chicken Sandwiches

Monterey Chicken Sandwiches are grilled chicken topped with Monterey jack cheese, BACON, and bbq sauce all stuffed into a bun for the most delicious BBQ sandwich, ever!

Monterey Chicken Sandwiches

Monterey Chicken Sandwiches are what summertime is made of, y’all!

Grilled chicken, bacon, cheese, BBQ sauce — all the good things!

What’s not to love?!

Monterey Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Using Meal Prep Chicken, this sandwich comes together in about 10 minutes. 

Talk about a busy weeknight dinner idea!

BBQ Chicken Bacon Sandwich

How to Make Monterey Chicken Sandwiches

First, let’s chat chicken.

I’m using leftover Smokehouse Maple marinated chicken, and we’ll need to reheat it.

You’re going to be tempted to use a microwave here.

Please don’t.

I promise you this sammie will be 1000 times better if you reheat your leftover chicken in the oven.

Plus, you’ve got to melt the cheese, and we all know oven melted cheese is better than microwave melted cheese.

Not because anyone said so, but because I’m saying so.

Reheating Leftover Grilled Chicken

Second, preheat your oven to 350˚

On a rimmed baking sheet, lined with foil, place your chicken.

I arranged in how it might-could-would-should fit on the buns I’m using.

Speaking of buns, get the Hawaiian buns! They’re just so sweet and soft.

Place your sheet pan in a 350˚ oven, and set your timer for 6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, flip the chicken over, and sprinkle with cheese.

Grilled Chicken with Cheese

Whatever cheese you have on hand is fine. 

I used mild cheddar here, but use up what you’ve got in the fridge.

Duke's Mayo on Hawaiian Buns

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While the cheese is melting in the oven, let’s get our buns ready.

Slather each side with a healthy swipe of Duke’s Mayo. 

Now, for anyone outside of the south who doesn’t have Duke’s in your grocery store… I’m going to tell it to you straight.

There is no other mayonnaise.


I’m sorry your grocery doesn’t sell it, but there is a thing called Amazon and you can order it there.

Any good sandwich waits for Duke’s.

Leftover Grilled Chicken Sandwich Assembly

Once the cheese has melted, nestle the chicken & cheesy goodness on the bun, with a leaf of lettuce.

Using The BEST Bacon, Ever place a couple of slices on top.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Bacon

Oh my, yes, honey!

Now, we’ll top with BBQ sauce. Because we can.

Leftover Grilled Chicken Sandwich Idea

Use your favorite brand of BBQ sauce!

How do you make leftover chicken taste good?

Sauce. Add some sauce to leftover chicken and it changes the flavor.

Chicken Bacon BBQ Sandwich

Really layer it on there, folks.

You want this dripping down your fingers and hands while you’re eating this bad boy. 

BBQ Chicken Club Sandwich

Finally, flip the tops on, and take a big bite!

BBQ Chicken Sandwich Idea

Need more sandwich ideas?

Give these 21+ Sandwich Recipes for Dinner a look-see! I’m sure you’ll find something yummy!

BBQ Chicken with Bacon on a Bun

What can you serve with these sandwiches?

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Monterey Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Monterey Chicken Sandwiches

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  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: sandwiches
  • Method: oven-baked
  • Cuisine: american


Monterey Chicken Sandwiches are grilled chicken topped with Monterey jack cheese, BACON, and bbq sauce all stuffed into a bun for the most delicious BBQ sandwich, ever!


  • Leftover Grilled Chicken
  • Cheese
  • Hawaiian Buns
  • Mayo
  • Bacon
  • Lettuce
  • BBQ Sauce


  1. Reheat leftover chicken in a preheated 350˚ oven.
  2. Melt shredded cheese over chicken.
  3. Make sandwiches with mayo slathered on the buns, lettuce, and bacon.
  4. Top with BBQ sauce and flip the top bun on before serving!


Quantities are not listed, use what you have! 

If you want a low carb version, use lettuce to wrap around chicken, bacon, and cheese and a low carb BBQ sauce.

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  1. I have just had my breakfast, but this recipe is so good that I think I am feeling hungry again. Can’t wait to try this recipe – so yum!

  2. This looks like the ultimate comforting chicken sandwich. So many great flavors here!

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