One of our favorite meals to make in summer heat is sandwiches you can cook on the outdoor grill. It keeps from having to turn on your oven or stove in the warmth of summer, not to mention that summer-tastic flame-grilled flavor!
The key to this sandwich is the delicious honey mustard, so don’t hold back! The sweetness of the sauce is balanced by the saltiness of the bacon and the nuttiness of the Swiss cheese.
TIP: If you really want to avoid generating heat in your home, skip the skillet for frying the bacon, and cook it in the microwave!
Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Swiss Sandwiches
(Original recipe: Taste of Home)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
1 TBSP honey
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 hamburger buns of your choosing (consider onion buns; yum!)
2 TBSP butter
4 bacon strips, cooked
4 leaves of green leaf lettuce, washed
1 beefsteak tomato, sliced
In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard, and honey to make the honey mustard sauce. Set aside.
Pound chicken with a meat mallet to an even thickness throughout, approx 1/2 inch. Sprinkle each chicken generously with salt and pepper. Grill chicken on an outdoor grill over medium heat until cooked through, 4-6 minutes on each side. Top with Swiss cheese during the last 1 minute of cooking so it gets melty and delicious.
Spread 1/2 TBSP of butter on each side of both buns and grill them over medium heat, cut side down, until toasted, 30-60 seconds.
To assemble the sandwiches, build from the bottom up: bottom bun, honey mustard, chicken with cheese, (2) bacon slices, more honey mustard, lettuce, tomato slice, and top bun. Serve immediately.
For those watching their carbs, this sandwich works great as a bun-less option. Simply stack all ingredients except the buns on a plate and serve it with a fork and knife!