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Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich

A great meal-sized sandwich combining boneless, skinless chicken breast, bacon, and Swiss cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serve this Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich for a hearty dinner any night of the week. Add a salad or fries for a full meal. https://www.lanascooking.com/chicken-bacon-and-swiss-sandwich/

Serve this Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich for a hearty dinner any night of the week. Add a salad or fries for a full meal.

Weeknight suppers can be hectic, can’t they? Sometimes the afternoon completely gets away from me and by 5:00 I haven’t even thought of what to cook for supper.

Serve this Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich for a hearty dinner any night of the week. Add a salad or fries for a full meal. https://www.lanascooking.com/chicken-bacon-and-swiss-sandwich/

I’ve been working all day and suddenly it’s time to get in the kitchen and I’m at a standstill. What the heck am I going to make!? And for those of you with school-age children, it’s even more difficult. Been there.

On busy days, for me, there’s just nothing like a sandwich for supper. A fantastic meal all in one package.

Now, let me just say for the record that one of the last things I ever want to eat is a cold sandwich. I do sometimes, but it’s never because it’s high up on my list. Just something about cold meat between cold bread that I dislike. I know. I’m weird.

So, when I make supper sandwiches you can bet that they’re going to be something warm. Like this Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich.

This sandwich was a kitchen “accident” that happened last week. It was one of those busy days when I had no idea what to make for dinner. I went to the kitchen and started rummaging around in the fridge to see what I could put together quickly. I had a couple of chicken breasts and some bacon so that’s where I started.

While the chicken was cooking, I thought of some leftover slices of Swiss cheese that were taking up space so I added those in, too. Lucky for us this kitchen accident turned out the way it did.

It came together in about 20 minutes start to finish and it was delicious! Unlike the tomato-sauce-dropped-on-the-floor kitchen accident that happened earlier. Never mind.

How to Make My Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich

Bacon cooking in a skillet.

Start by cutting the bacon in half crosswise into eight pieces. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it’s nice and crispy.

Remove the cooked bacon and set it aside. Drain all but one tablespoon of the bacon fat from the pan and return it to the heat.

Prepping chicken with a meat mallet on a cutting board.

While the bacon is cooking, prep the chicken. Cut each breast in half crosswise. Using a meat mallet, a rolling pin, or other heavy object, pound each breast to a uniform thickness. Pounding the breasts makes them cook much faster and more uniformly.

Now, I do know that the correct way to do this is to place the chicken between plastic wrap or something to keep it from tearing. And I do that if it’s for a more “refined” recipe. However, for a sandwich? Please. Just whack it a few times.

Season the chicken with ground black pepper. You really won’t need any additional salt because of the saltiness of the bacon.

Cooking chicken breasts in a skillet.

Cook the chicken breasts in the bacon fat until they’re all golden brown and done throughout. Add a touch of olive oil if needed during cooking. I did need just a bit of oil to help the breasts finish cooking.

While the chicken breasts are cooking, wrap the buns in aluminum foil and warm in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Remove and keep them warm until needed.

Chicken breasts topped with cooked bacon.

When the breasts are done, top each with two pieces of cooked bacon…

Chicken and bacon topped with Swiss cheese.

and a slice of Swiss cheese. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and cook until the cheese has melted.

Mayonnaise and Dijon mustard in a small bowl.

Combine the mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl.

Sandwiches being assembled on a wooden board.

Spread each cut side of a bun with the mayo-mustard mixture. Top each with lettuce and one cooked chicken breast.

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Chicken Bacon and Swiss sandwich ready to serve.

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Serve this Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich for a hearty dinner any night of the week. Add a salad or fries for a full meal. https://www.lanascooking.com/chicken-bacon-and-swiss-sandwich/

Chicken Bacon and Swiss Sandwich

A great meal-sized sandwich combining boneless, skinless chicken breast, bacon, and Swiss cheese.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 whole grain buns
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  • Cut the bacon in half crosswise into eight pieces. Cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove and set aside. Drain all but one tablespoon of the bacon fat from the pan and return it to the heat.
  • While the bacon is cooking, prep the chicken. Cut each breast in half crosswise. Using a meat mallet, a rolling pin, or other heavy object, pound each breast to a uniform thickness. Season with ground black pepper.
  • Cook the chicken breasts in the bacon fat until golden brown and done throughout. Add a touch of olive oil if needed during cooking.
  • While the chicken breasts are cooking, wrap the buns in aluminum foil and warm in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Remove and keep warm until needed.
  • When the breasts are done, top each with two pieces of cooked bacon and a slice of Swiss cheese. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and cook until the cheese has melted.
  • Combine the mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl. Spread each cut side of a bun with the mayo-mustard mixture. Top each with lettuce and one cooked chicken breast.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. The passing comment of “tomato sauce dropped on the kitchen floor accident” did not escape me. However, I must share someting. I had a similar episode, when an egg developed the ability to move on its own. Really, it must have, for I did not drop it. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    When that miracle egg flew from the countertop landed on the floor, my beloved was so helpful. He picked out the shell, and got one of the dogs to lick it up off the floor. Yep, so helpful.

    Miss P

    1. Ha! You should have seen all the places that little container of tomato sauce went. Kitchen floor, refrigerator door, front of the dishwasher, the powder room door on the other side of the family room even! I didn’t have a puppy to clean it up, either :-)

  2. Well, that just looks yummy. You could use some different seasoning combinations to give hints of different cuisines. Can’t wait to try it.

    Miss P

    1. Yes, you could! Just be careful not to use one with much salt. The first time I ever made these, I used Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt to season the chicken and my word that was a salty sandwich!! I needed either less salt on the chicken or a lower sodium bacon.

  3. Lana I think we all definitely been down that road where we have no clue what to make for dinner. I def. been there when the day just flies by quickly. Now this chicken sandwich looks like it fits the bill and timing quite nice. Everything in one delicious package especially with that bacon. Yummy!

    1. I know what you mean about the bacon, Jerry! There are very few things in life that can’t be helped by a little bacon :-)

  4. I love happy accidents like these Lana; mine often come from combining leftovers but this one deserves to have that short bit of invested time. Like maybe tonight? Wish I had one right this very minute!

    1. Wish you were close by, Barb. I’d make one for you.

      Not all my kitchen accidents turn out this well, but occasionally I hit on a combination that really sings. This was one of the good ones!