Kirbie's Cravings

Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Sandwich

photo of a stack of Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My newest grilled cheese sandwich creation is stuffed with shredded chicken, red enchilada sauce and Monterey Jack cheese.

photo of Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This one is a little messy because of the sauce, but it is really tasty and worth the little bit of mess. Just make sure you have some napkins on hand!

close-up photo of a stack of Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

For the bread, I used a crusty sourdough french bread from Boudin SF.

I’m not quite sure where this idea came from. While we’ve eaten chicken enchiladas countless times, I’ve never made it at home, but I recently developed a serious craving for enchilada sauce. I know enchiladas involve tortillas but I don’t really care for the rolled tortillas- I just like to eat the meat smothered in the sauce, so I decided to stuff that into a sandwich. This satisfied my craving perfectly.


Chicken Enchiladas Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Servings: 3 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Chicken enchiladas combined with a grilled cheese! These sandwiches are stuffed with shredded chicken, red enchilada sauce and Monterey Jack cheese and grilled until crispy and hot.


  • slices  of bread I used a sourdough french bread
  • tbsp butter spread
  • slices of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup  cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup  red enchilada sauce


  • Spread about 1/2 tbsp butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Mix chicken with enchilada sauce.
  • Place a slice of cheese on top of each un-buttered side of bread. Add chicken on top of three slices of bread. Place remaining slices of bread on top, to form sandwiches. Place frying pan on stove and turn to medium heat. Once hot, place sandwiches in the frying pan, cooking the buttered sides until golden and toasty and the cheese is melty.


Because bread nutrition information varies so much by type and brand I did not include the bread in the nutrition information.


Serving: 0.33of recipe (does not include the bread), Calories: 338kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Sodium: 681mg, Sugar: 2g, NET CARBS: 4

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Did you make this recipe?I'd love to see it! Mention @KirbieCravings and tag #kirbiecravings!



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6 comments on “Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. These look so wonderful. What a great idea, Kirbie.

  2. This is pretty much my dream sandwich.. totally craving all of it’s chicken and cheesey deliciousness right now. You can definitely consider that I will be recreating the recipe!

  3. That looks mouth watering.