Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese

Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese has juicy and flavorful chicken, ooey gooey spicy Pepperjack cheese, and lots of onions and peppers…It is Mexican food in sandwich form.

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Last stop for Grilled Cheese Month…Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese. So I think you know by now that I’ve taken Grilled Cheese Month very seriously. I’ve given it lots of thought over the past couple of weeks, and now that April is almost over, this will be the final recipe for Grilled Cheese…for now that is.

I was inspired to make Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese after going out with my family to a Mexican restaurant a few weeks ago. Chicken Fajitas are always what I order. Rarely do I stray from my favorite Mexican meal. The best part of ordering Chicken Fajitas? The leftovers! Our go to Mexican restaurant seriously gives you 2-3 meals worth of food, which is awesome because I love eating the leftovers for lunch. So, as I was enjoying the leftovers the next day, I was thinking about Grilled Cheese recipes when the light bulb when off over my head (just like in the cartoons). And, voila! Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese was born!

Not to worry if you don’t have any leftover Chicken Fajitas. This recipe gives you everything you need to make a small batch just for Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese. (If you happen to have leftovers, skip ahead to the assembly part.) This Grilled Cheese is the perfect lunch or dinner sandwich.  It is packed with flavor, protein, and oozing with cheese…need I say more?

To make the chicken fajitas, you’ll need to add some spices to the chicken. In a small bowl, combine the sliced chicken with the lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.

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Slice the peppers and onions and then add them to the pan with the olive oil. Cook 10 minutes until softened. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.

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To cook the chicken, add it to the pan then flip the chicken so that it gets golden on both sides. Cooking the chicken will take 3-5 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the pan and set aside.

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To assemble the grilled cheese, lay out the bread you plan on using. Add a slice or two (depending on your preference) of pepper jack cheese to each side of the bread. Add the peppers and onions. Add some fajita chicken.

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Press the two sides of the sandwich together.

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In an oven-safe pan, melt a tablespoon of butter. Add the sandwiches. Allow them to cook until golden brown on the bottom piece. Now, instead of trying to flip them (since they contain so many goodies), place a little butter on the top slice of bread and pop the whole pan in the oven on broil until the grilled cheese is golden and cooked to your liking. Conversely, if you don’t have an oven safe skillet, you could try to flip them, or you could remove them from the pan using a spatula and place them on a cookie sheet for broiling.

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Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 2 sandwiches

Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese has juicy and flavorful chicken, ooey gooey spicy Pepperjack cheese, and lots of onions and peppers...It is Mexican food in sandwich form.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow or white onion
  • 4 slices Pepper jack cheese slices
  • 4 slices Bread

Instructions

  1. To make the chicken fajitas, you'll need to add some spices to the chicken. In a small bowl, combine the sliced chicken with the lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Slice the peppers and onions and then add them to the pan with the olive oil. Cook 10 minutes until softened. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.
  3. To cook the chicken, add it to the pan then flip the chicken so that it gets golden on both sides. Cooking the chicken will take 3-5 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the pan and set aside.
  4. To assemble the grilled cheese, lay out the bread you plan on using. Add a slice or two (depending on your preference) of pepper jack cheese to each side of the bread. Add the peppers and onions. Add some fajita chicken. Press the two sides of the sandwich together.
  5. In an oven-safe pan, melt a tablespoon of butter. Add the sandwiches. Allow them to cook until golden brown on the bottom piece. Now, instead of trying to flip them (since they contain so many goodies), place a little butter on the top slice of bread and pop the whole pan in the oven on broil until the grilled cheese is golden and cooked to your liking. Conversely, if you don't have an oven safe skillet, you could try to flip them, or you could remove them from the pan using a spatula and place them on a cookie sheet for broiling.

Notes

The filling of peppers and onions could be stretched for four sandwiches, but you may want to add an additional chicken breast per 2 sandwiches. Add additional spices to keep the ratios the same.

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