Chicken Bacon Spinach Grilled Cheese

Remember last year when I teamed up with Land O’Lakes and made that totally killer roast pork and pickled cherry panini? Well we’re teaming up again, and this time it’s full force grilled cheese! I didn’t get to use my pickled cherries in this post, but I did get to use bacon in this chicken bacon spinach grilled cheese. As we all know – bacon rules. Plus, grilled cheese has always been my go-to favorite sandwich.

This chicken bacon spinach packed grilled cheese is packed full of flavor and perfect for dinner or lunch. Super cheesy and grilled to ooey gooey perfection.

When I was a kid, my grandmother would always offer to make me a toasty, melted, cheesy sandwich anytime I complained that I was hungry. I really think this was so I stopped stealing all the cookies out of the cookie jar. Trust me – you could not go to my grandmother’s house without stealing a few treats. What’s the point of going to Grandma’s if you can’t leave with a sugar high?

Am I right?

This chicken bacon spinach grilled cheese is packed full of flavor and perfect for dinner or lunch. Super cheesy and grilled to ooey gooey perfection.

This grilled cheese takes the classic 2 pieces of buttered bread and cheese up to a whole new level. It’s obviously packed with cheesy goodness (LAND O LAKES® Deli American to be exact!), but it’s also packed with freshly cooked chicken breast, super crunchy bacon, sweet baby spinach and a delicious garlic mayonnaise. This is the type of sandwich that you go out of your way to have.

In fact, I made this sandwich the other weekend and I took half upstairs to my husband. After about 5 minutes, he came into the kitchen looking for more. Luckily for him, I knew there was no way he would be satisfied with just half of a sandwich, so I had another one melting away for him on the griddle. It’s amazing how spending almost 10 years of your life with someone makes you an expert on their eating habits.

It also makes you an expert on the fact that you know they will drop parts of said sandwich on their shirt while eating it, so you have to pre-treat all their clothes before washing. Not that I should say anything; I dropped an entire chicken on the floor the other day.

Sigh.

{Looking for even more delicious sandwich? Try my smoked blue cheese patty melt, chicken souvlaki burgers or my classic Cuban sandwich.}

This easy to make chicken bacon spinach grilled cheese is packed full of flavor and perfect for dinner or lunch. Super cheesy and grilled to ooey gooey perfection.

Want to know something awesome? Every time you pin this post or any recipe from Land O’Lakes, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America between now and April 30th, 2015. So, not only are you sharing a delicious recipe, but you’re helping someone truly in need!

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Chicken Bacon Spinach Grilled Cheese

This chicken bacon spinach grilled cheese is packed full of flavor and perfect for dinner or lunch. Super cheesy and grilled to ooey gooey perfection.

Yield: 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For grilled cheese:

  • 2 large slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic mayonnaise (recipe below)
  • 4 slices LAND O LAKES® Deli American
  • 3 chicken tenders, grilled
  • 3 strips crispy bacon
  • 1 small handful fresh baby spinach

For garlic mayonnaise:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

For sandwiches:
Lay out bread and spread 1 tablespoon butter on 1 side of each slice of bread, flip over.

Spread 1 tablespoon mayo on the inside of each slice of bread.

Top one slice with 2 slices LAND O LAKES® Deli American, chicken tender, bacon, spinach and remaining 2 slices cheese.

Top with remaining slice of bread, buttered side out.

Heat a griddle panini maker to medium heat and add sandwich. Close the panini maker and cook slowly on medium heat for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the inside of the sandwich is hot. The outside of the bread should be golden and toasted.

Let cool for 2 minutes and cut in half.

For garlic mayonnaise:
Mix all together and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

*The Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America® for every recipe pinned or repinned between March 2, 2015 and April 30, 2015. (Pin any Land O’Lakes recipe or submit any recipe pin at LandOLakes.com/pinameal). $1 helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. Land O’Lakes guarantees a minimum of 3.5 million meals (monetary equivalent of $350,000).

Disclosure: This post contains affiliated links and is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. All opinions and thoughts are 100% mine.

34 Responses to “Chicken Bacon Spinach Grilled Cheese”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

    You are so right about getting to know people’s eating habits after years!
    And I know that my husband would also require more than half of this sandwich. That melt cheesy AND BACON? Dead.
    Pinned!

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    meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — April 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Oh man. No trip was complete to my Nana’s without buttered toast. Not quite as extravagant as grilled cheese but it was delicious and still to this day, reminds me of those times!

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    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo — April 17, 2015 at 8:11 am

    With a sandwich that delicious looking, who could stop with just a half? Not me!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

    This is my kind of grilled cheese! It looks amazing!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — April 17, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Just don’t attack him with a Tide stain stick at the table 😀 This sandwich is TOTALLY worth pre-treating clothes!! 😀

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — April 17, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I know totally what you mean about knowing your husbands eating habits. Ha ha! And no, a half of one of these probably wouldn’t be enough for my guy either!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — April 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. This has to be the best grilled cheese I have ever seen! Sending it to my sister now!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I feel like chicken tonight, ch-ch-chicken tonight!! YUM town homeslice!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — April 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Hello LOVE!!! This grilled cheese is certainly better than buttered toast–which ranks pretty high up there!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — April 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Love this grilled cheese Brandy! You totally took it to the next level with chicken and bacon! And you are so right about grandma’s house being all about the cookies!

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    Barbara @ Spirited Cook — April 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Oooo….my type of sandwich, Brandy! Pinned!

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    Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt — April 17, 2015 at 10:43 am

    This is the grilled cheese that I need in my life. I don’t believe a grilled cheese could get any better than this! Pinning!

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    Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife — April 17, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I am in love with this sandwich. Everything about it. It’s only 8am here and I am pretty sure if that sandwich were in front of me I would eat the whole thing!

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    heather @french press — April 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

    my husband can NEVER, and I mean NEVER eat without dropping something on himself 🙂 and he would definitely need more than one of these

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    Brandy M — April 17, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I am pretty sure that it is a requirement (at least according to my son) to drop food on himself LOL. Those grilled Cheese Sandwiches would be worth the stain though! They look SOO good.

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    Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog — April 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Mmmmm grilled cheese perfection! It’s like grilled cheese meet a chicken club … sounds delicious

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Your husband is the luckiest man in the whole wide world. This grilled cheese is cray cray amazing.

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    Sherri @ The Well Floured Kitchen — April 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Haha- my husband spills something on his shirt everyday too 🙂 This looks amazing- and what a great cause from Land O’ Lakes!

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    Kate @ Diethood — April 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Whoa Whoa Whoaaaa! I’m sorta speechless. All I want is a bite!! AND! Yes, bacon 4eva!! Seriously, what would we do without it?!?

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — April 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    YES! My husband spills something on his clothes daily and never seems to notice until I point it out? This shrilled cheese is literally making my mouth water! PINNED!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — April 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I would not be happy with only half of this sandwich either. Good thing you were prepared. This looks truly amazing. So glad you used sourdough bread. YUM!

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    The Food Hunter — April 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve not thought to put chicken in my grilled cheese1

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    Julie | This Gal Cooks — April 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    That is one killer sandwich!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — April 17, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Your hubby sounds exactly like mine…always wanting more than his half (especially of a sandwich this delicious) and drips on the front of his shirt! 🙂

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor — April 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    This is a delicious looking sandwich! I would come back for seconds! Pinning.

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — April 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Slobber, drool and everything else..looks amazing!! 🙂

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    Cookin Canuck — April 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Oh yes, I remember that amazing looking pork and cherry sandwich! This one looks equally as good. And it involves bacon…all good.

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    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — April 19, 2015 at 7:49 am

    This is so my kind of sandwich!! I love everything about it!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — April 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    oh my sweet heavens…the chicken….the bacon…the cheese..gimme please!!!! haha and yeah, I’m so glad I’m not the only one dropping food over here. haha

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — April 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Holeeeee moleeeee! I admire your hubs’ restraint. I might have nipped part of your finger trying to get a bite of this sandwich. Chicken and bacon and cheese FTW!

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    Deborah — April 21, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Absolutely everything about this sandwich is perfection!!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — April 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Funny that we both had meaty grilled cheese on the brain last week. Yours looks AMAZING!

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