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!
Yield:6 sandwiches 1x
Prep:10 minutesCook:10 minutesTotal:20 minutes
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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.