Grilled Chicken BLT

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Sandwiches for dinner or what I like to call Entrée Sandwiches are great for lunch or dinner and definitely perfect for Weeknight meals. By marinating and grilling up a chicken breast, you can take the classic BLT to the full meal status real quick. This easy but flavorful Grilled Chicken BLT is going to be a highlight of your weekly menu plan.

The marinating of the chicken is key to the success of this sandwich. Grilling chicken breast can result in very dry meat if you do not marinate it first. By giving it time to soak up all that liquid, you start with an extra juicy piece of meat that stays juicy while cooking. If you don’t have access to a grill, you can always use a stove top grill pan.

For this recipe, I list baking the bacon all at once. If you haven’t tried this method, you will want to give it a shot. I was suspicious at first, but turns out really crispy. If you want it more crispy you can increase the oven temperature. I especially love it because not only is all the bacon done at the same time, it’s also completely flat. You need to use a baking sheet with a baking rack that fits inside of it perfectly. Which means you are going to get bacon in every bite. Of course, you could stick to the stove top method if you prefer it.

Grilled Chicken BLT

I’ve included my recipe for Sandwich Spread below the BLT recipe. It is super simple to make a great on this sandwich, but you could certainly swap it out for some mayonnaise or whatever your favorite sandwich condiment is. Since it is a sandwich, you can go traditional and serve it up with your favorite chips. You could also do a small salad (green, potato or pasta) or even soup on the side. Since ciabatta bread is much denser than other breads, this sandwich can actually be made ahead and travel – so it’s perfect for a picnic or lake side meal.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Grilled Chicken BLT

A marinated chicken breast, grilled and layered up on a classic BLT
Course Lunch, Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, BLT, ciabatta, ciabatta bread, ciabatta roll, grilled chicken, hot sandwich, lettuce, marinated chicken, sandwich spread, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Servings 6


  • 6 Ciabatta Rolls
  • 6 leaves Green Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 Large Tomato cut in slices
  • 6 slices Sharp Cheddar
  • 18 slices Thick-cut Bacon
  • 1 cup Sandwich Spread see recipe below

For the Chicken

  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Add chicken ingredients to a gallon zipper bag. Seal and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours (up to 24hours).
  • Preheat Oven to 400degF. Preheat Grill to medium high heat.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay bacon in a single flat layer. Place wired baking rack over top (this prevents it from curling up). Place in oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to paper towel covered plate.
  • Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinating liquid). Place on grill and cook for 8-10 minutes on each side. Once thickest part of breast reaches 165degF. Remove to platter and top each with slice of cheese and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Spread each side of ciabatta bread with sandwich spread. Add lettuce, two slices of tomato, and three strips of bacon. Top with grilled chicken and top bun. Use two long toothpicks to secure each side and slice in half to serve.

Homemade Sandwich Spread

A quick recipe for the best homemade sandwich spread!
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword condiment, mayo, sandwich spread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder


  • Combine ingredients in a bowl or jar. Mix thoroughly. Cover/seal and place in refrigerator. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before using. It can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks (just stir if it begins to separate).

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10 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken BLT

  1. You can’t go wrong with a chicken BLT. I love the idea of marinating the chicken to keep it moist. Thanks for the link-up!

  2. I enjoy a BLT, never tried it with chicken, I suppose hubby would enjoy it. I don’t know why but these days chicken doesn’t taste right anymore, tastes artificial or something. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 118. Pinned.

  3. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    My husband and I are trying to eat more chicken so I look forward to trying this. It looks like a yummy substitute for burgers. And I definitely what to try the sandwich spread recipe.

  4. I know my husband would love the sauce you included Estelle. He recently picked up a pickle spread that he loves, but it had wheat in it so I could not have it. I will try yours because I have a feeling he will love it!

  5. This is a WHOPPER of a sandwich! Love it! That bread looks absolutely divine! 🙂 Sim x Hopping over from #SSPS

  6. Julie Syl & Paul – I am a business admin Tutor/Trainer, on-line marketing mentor & counselor. My aim in life is to train entrepreneurs to get to your dreams and achieve your dream lifestyle. I share whats working now on lead generation, prospecting, recruiting and closing! I Mentor network marketers on use of social media to market your business and maximise your earnings! I love spending quality time with my family 4 days a week which my business allows me to do :)
    Julie Syl says:

    Gimme a sourdough bun, with turkey strips to replace the chicken and am your girl Thanks for sharing at the #SSPS

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