Quick and Easy Flavorful gooey Cayenne Ranch Chicken Grilled Cheese
Are you here looking for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich? Do you love Cayenne Ranch Dressing?
Cayenne Ranch Chicken Grilled Cheese Ingredients include bacon, Pepper Jack cheese, Cayenne Ranch, and a cooked chicken breast I butterflied.
Cayenne Ranch Dressing has always been a family favorite at Slim Chickens. It is one of the dipping sauce you can choose when eating your hot delicious fried chicken fingers. I enjoy trying to copy recipes at home that my family enjoys eating out which is how I came up with my version of Cayenne Ranch Dressing. I use this dressing to make this excellent Cayenne Ranch Chicken Grilled Cheese.
How did I prepare this Cayenne Ranch Chicken Grilled Cheese?
For this sandwich to be called a grilled cheese, I wanted it to have lots of stringy cheese. The more cheese, the better in this recipe which is why I added the additional slices of cheese. I used Oven Bacon and added a couple of slices before grilling the sandwich.
What is the secret to a golden brown grilled cheese sandwich?
I learned this trick years ago watching Chef Wolfgang Puck. He was making hot sandwiches and said he always used mayonnaise because of butter burns. Mayonnaise on the outside of the bread gets the sandwich crispy and golden. So, I use mayonnaise on all my hot sandwiches no matter if I am grilling them or baking them in the oven. Every time I use mayonnaise on the outside of my sandwich, the sandwich turns out perfectly crispy and golden.
Cayenne Chicken Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices Bread
- 1 chicken breast cooked and butterflied
- 3 slices Pepper Jack OR cheddar cheese
- 2 slices bacon cooked
- 2 tablespoons Cayenne Ranch Dressing about 2 tablespoons per piece of bread.
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- CAYENNE RANCH DRESSING
- 1 teaspoon Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix Buttermilk Recipe – I used the entire 1-ounce package.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ¼ teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- CAYENNE RANCH INSTRUCTIONS
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
- Seal in an airtight container. I use a mason jar.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Take your cooked chicken breast and slice it horizontally, butterfly the chicken.
- Spread mayo on two pieces of bread and place mayo side down in a medium skillet.
- Next, spread a tablespoon of Cayenne Ranch Dressing on the top of both slices of bread.
- Add 1-2 pieces of cheese on each slice of bread depending on the size of your bread.
- Place one piece of the butterflied chicken breast on one side of the sandwich.
- Add the bacon on top of the chicken breast.
- Place another piece or two of cheese on over the bacon depending on the size of your bread.
- Pick up the other piece of bread that only has Ranch dressing on and put it face down on the cheese.
- Add a tablespoon of water in the skillet but not touching the sandwich.
- Put a lit on the skillet and steam the sandwich until cheeses are melted.
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