Not Your Mother's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Turn the classic toasted cheese sandwich into something special with apple butter and sliced chicken.


2 servings


4 slices sourdough or other rustic whole-grain bread
2 tablespoons apple butter
4 (3/4 to 1 ounce) slices sharp Cheddar cheese
4 oz thin slices cooked chicken breast
2 tablespoons butter, softened


On 1 side of 2 bread slices, evenly spread apple butter. Top each with 1 slice of cheese, half of the chicken, a second slice of cheese and remaining bread slices.

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-low heat. Place sandwiches in skillet. Spread tops of bread with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Cook 5 minutes, turning once, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes

Additional Information

Easily change up this sandwich by using different kinds of cheese, such as Monterey Jack or Muenster.

If you need to serve a crowd, this recipe can be doubled or tripled. Prepare all of the sandwiches first and then cook them all at once on a griddle.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 740; Calories from Fat 270; Total Fat 30 g; Saturated Fat 17 g; Trans Fat 1 g; Cholesterol 100 mg; Sodium 1850 mg; Total Carbohydrate 83 g; Dietary Fiber 3 g; Sugars 19 g; Protein 35 g; Exchanges: 4 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choice 5 1/2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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