Monterey Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

This post is sponsored by Udi’s®Gluten Free. All comments and opinions are my own.

Audi's bread and grilled cheese sandwich

It’s a New Year and time to make changes and resolutions. My family and I have all made lists of New Year’s resolutions to start this year. My husband and I are striving to lose this baby weight from our newest addition. We’ve got big plans this January to make more time for exercise and healthier eating too. 

My kids have resolutions too. My son wants to wake earlier for school and be more organized and study more. My daughter wants to be a better student by being a better listener and talking less 🙂 She definitely inherited Mom’s gift of gab, and is having problems controlling the urge to constantly talk. My resolution for them (and myself!) is for all of us to have a positive and joyous attitude every day.

grilled cheese sandwich

Last year, along with our healthier eating resolutions, we made the resolution to follow through with keeping my son on a gluten free diet. Going gluten free has supported his digestive system as well as supported more clear skin with less sensitivity. It’s been really easy to have him on a gluten free diet, especially when I buy Udi’s®Gluten Free Delicious Soft White Sandwich Bread at Publix.

udi's gluten free bread and publix bag

Udi’s Gluten Free bread is a delicious bread that my family loves. It has a wonderfully delicious taste, soft texture that kids love, and is just the right size. The size of the 24 oz bread is 30% larger, like other conventional sandwich bread. Udi’s is certified gluten free and also dairy and nut free! It also contains 8 grams of whole grains per serving plus other vitamins and minerals.

I love using Udi’s for sandwiches for both of the kids. Its soft texture is perfect for kids and even better for amazing grilled cheese recipes like this Monterey Chicken Grilled Cheese.

Audi's bread with cheese and bacon

My kids love all kinds of different grilled cheese sandwiches. And I do too! There’s something so comforting about grilled cheese. This recipe is one of my favorites because it combines everyone’s favorite Monterey chicken into a tasty grilled cheese sandwich! 

To start this recipe, I just use leftover grilled chicken with crispy bacon and BBQ sauce. Feel free to use your favorite BBQ sauce, or a homemade version. For the chicken, I like to use thinly sliced chicken that was browned in olive oil or grilled (I take one large breast and slice it in at least 4 slices).

Audi's bread package, chicken, bacon, cheese, and bread blue background

To assemble the sandwich, I take 2 pieces of chicken, 2 pieces of bacon broken into 4 strips, and a little BBQ sauce and place it on the Udi’s Gluten Free bread.

udi's bread with open sandwich blue background overhead view

Then I top everything off with Colby and Monterey Jack cheese.

laying cheese onto open sandwich

And butter the Udi’s bread before cooking it to a beautiful golden brown.

spreading butter onto sandwich

This sandwich is the best. Who doesn’t love a good melty, cheesy BBQ bacon chicken dish? Yummy!

cooked cheese sandwich

I like to serve this sandwich with a simple salad for a quick and easy lunch, or with a nice vegetable soup for a hearty fall dinner that’s done in no time at all! 

grilled cheese cut in half overhead view

Udi’s Gluten Free makes lots of your other favorite foods too. They have a variety of baked goods, meals, and snack options that everyone will love.

You can find Udi’s Delicious Soft White Sandwich Bread, as well as Udi’sGluten Free Delicious Multigrain Bread at your local Publix. (Find it in the frozen/gluten free section.) And from 1/6/19 – 3/10/19 (while supplies last), you can save $1.30 on Udi’s Gluten Free Bread at Publix! Click here for savings. Must be redeemed by 3/24/19.

close up view of grilled cheese with chicken and bacon

recipe photo

Yield: Serves 4

Monterey Chicken Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Cook Time:   5 minutes    Total Time:   10 minutes
method: Grilled    course: Main Course
cuisine: American   diet: Enjoyable
A quick and easy recipe for Monterey Chicken Grilled Cheese.


  • 2 slices Udi’s Gluten Free Delicious Soft White Sandwich Bread
  • 1 piece leftover grilled chicken
  • 2 slices crispy bacon
  • 2 slices Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 2 teaspoons butter


Assemble sandwich with Udi’s Gluten Free Bread, grilled chicken, bacon, Colby and Monterey Cheese and BBQ sauce.

Heat medium skillet over medium-low heat. Butter sandwich and place in skillet. Cook on each side until golden brown and cheese has melted.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 662 calories, 52 grams fat*
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*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

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