Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwiches

By Rachel Tiemeyer
April 26, 2021

In this flavorful Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwich, the sweetness of honey is balanced with the zip of Dijon mustard in the marinade and sauce. Serve on a pretzel bun with Swiss and bacon for a stellar sandwich!

chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun on a plate

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Ingredients in Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwiches

With a few simple ingredients, you can pull together this delicious sandwich. Here’s what you’ll need…

For the Sandwiches:

chicken, pretzel buns, bacon, cheese, and Honey Dijon Sauce on a counter

How to Make Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwiches

We put together a 1 minute video to show you how easily these sandwiches come together…

honey dijon chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun with sauce

What Side Dishes Go Well with These Sandwiches?

Need side dishes? We’ve got you covered. Try serving your sandwiches with one or two of these sides.

honey dijon chicken sandwich on a white plate with slaw

Make It Into a Freezer Meal

If you’re making one batch of this recipe for today, we always say “why not make two and freeze one for later?” There’s not much to it, if you want to make this a freezer meal for later.

freezer meal with honey dijon chicken and sandwich fixings in freezer bags

Freeze For Later: On a cutting board, cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, creating thin chicken cutlets. To do this, place your palm firmly on top of the chicken breast and slice with a sawing motion in half using a sharp chef’s knife. Add the chicken to a gallon-sized freezer bag along with the Honey Dijon Chicken Marinade. Seal and toss gently to make sure the chicken is covered in the marinade. Label and freeze the chicken/marinade, along with a bag of the cheese, a bag of the cooked bacon, and the pretzel buns.

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw the meal kit. Remove the chicken to a plate and pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to a simmer for about 3-5 minutes, until thickened slightly. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, grill the chicken according to the recipe instructions and then build the sandwiches.

How to Make It Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken over rice with a side salad

Do you have gluten-free and/or dairy-free eaters in your home? No problem. This sandwich can meet either dietary need.

Gluten-Free Substitutions: Replace the buns with Gluten-Free buns or rolls. Or, omit the bun and serve over quinoa, rice, or couscous with a drizzle of the sauce.

Dairy-Free Substitutions: Omit the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese. Add a little mayo to the bun to replace some of the richness from the cheese.

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Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwiches

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

In this flavorful chicken sandwich, the sweetness of the honey is balanced with the zip of the Dijon mustard in the marinade and sauce. Serve on a pretzel bun with Swiss and bacon for a stellar sandwich!


Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 batch of Honey Dijon Chicken Marinade (Note: You may want to cut the salt down to 1/2 teaspoon in this marinade, if reducing it into a sauce for the sandwich. You can always add more at the end if needed.)
  • 6 pretzel buns (or whole grain hamburger buns)
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices cooked bacon
  • Lettuce and tomato slices (optional)

Instructions

Make It Now:

  1. On a cutting board, cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, creating two thin chicken cutlets. To do this, place your palm firmly on top of the chicken breast and slice with a sawing motion in half using a sharp chef’s knife.
  2. Add the chicken to a gallon-sized freezer bag along with the Honey Dijon Chicken Marinade. Seal and toss gently to make sure the chicken is covered in the marinade. (Freezing instructions begin here.) Place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to marinate.
  3. Remove the chicken to a plate and pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened slightly. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat (about 400°F). Cook the chicken for about 8 minutes total, turning once halfway through. The chicken is done when it registers 165°F internally or the juices run clear.
  5. On the bottom half of each bun, place a piece of chicken, a slice of cheese, a slice of bacon that’s been broken in three parts, and a drizzle of the Honey Dijon sauce. Top with lettuce and tomato, if desired, and place the top of the bun on. Enjoy!

Freeze For Later: Follow Steps 1 and 2, but do not marinate the chicken in the refrigerator. Instead, label and freeze the chicken/marinade, along with a bag of the cheese, a bag of the cooked bacon, and the rolls.

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw the meal kit. Follow Steps 3-5.

 

 

NOTES:

Gluten-Free Substitutions: Replace the buns with Gluten-Free buns or rolls.

Dairy-Free Substitutions: Omit the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese.

Other Methods for Cooking the Chicken: If you don’t want to grill the chicken, try one of these methods:

  • Oven: Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for about 20 minutes.
  • Slow Cooker: Cover and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours. (Trust us, that’s it!)
  • Instant Pot: Lock and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 7 minutes. Quick release the pressure.

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3 replies
  1. Julia says:

    The flavor is amazing! The sauce tended to be a bit salty once I boiled and reduced the liquid. Will use 1/2 the salt next time.

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