Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes

by Marla on April 15, 2013 · 39 comments

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Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.comSweet ~ savory. Savory ~ sweet. I don’t care what the order. Something magical happens with you combine the two. To honor Grilled Cheese Month I bring you Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes. A splendid combination of both…. sweet & savory.

Thinly sliced grapes, with creamy salty cheese & protein packed chicken make for an irresistible sandwich.

Don’t forget to check out my 50 AMAZING Grilled Cheese Recipes post too!

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Take those grapes ‘n slice ‘em real thin. Do the same with the chicken breast. You can pound it thin too.

Heaven found.

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Picture this: take your favorite cheese platter and heat it under the broiler.

A fruit ‘n cheese flavor explosion on dark, crusty bread.

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

As I write this blog post I am sidetracked by photos & music by Luke Bryan. A good thing indeed.

Grilled cheese & hot country singers are a quite lovely combo. Yup.

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

What ingredients do you put in your favorite grilled cheese sandwich?

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes

Ingredients

  • 1 thinly pounded Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread (or your favorite bread)
  • pat of Butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonaise
  • 2 ounces Medium Cheddar Cheese, sliced thin
  • a handful Red Grapes, slivered

Method

    Chicken Breast
  • Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a small sauté pan. Season both sides of the chicken breast with garlic salt and pepper. Cook chicken breast about 5 minutes per side until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Butter the outside of the pieces of bread (the sides that will touch the pan.) Smooth mayonnaise over the inside of the bread slices.Top each piece of bread with slivered grapes and cheese. Place chicken breast in the middle. Make a sandwich, carefully grill in a sauté pan over medium heat with pan covered. Cook until both sides are golden brown, crispy and the cheese is melted, flipping once during cooking.
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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aimee @ Simple Bites April 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

I wouldn’t change a thing, Marla. Great flavor combo!

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2 Tieghan April 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

Putting grapes in the grilled cheese is genius! Wow. I want this on this very, very snowy morning!

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3 Maria April 15, 2013 at 6:46 am

Love adding grapes with cheese! Great sandwich!

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4 Brian @ A Thought For Food April 15, 2013 at 6:48 am

Ok… this looks pretty freakin’ amazing. Love the grapes in there!

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5 kulsum@journeykitchen.com April 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

LOVE this combo.

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6 Elizabeth April 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

Oh wow! This sandwich looks divine. I am such a big fan of savory grapes, especially when paired with cheese. Thanks for sharing a lovely recipe and gorgeous photos too!

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7 Bev @ Bev Cooks April 15, 2013 at 7:17 am

My head hurts from being so in love.

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8 Rosa April 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

Droolworthy!

Cheers,

Rosa

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9 Carol | a cup of mascarpone April 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

A delicious combo of flavors…a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich!!!

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10 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 15, 2013 at 7:52 am

What a lovely combination. Cheese and grapes are a perfect pairing!

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11 Kevin (Closet Cooking) April 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

That grilled cheese looks good! I like the use of grapes in it!

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12 Julie @ Table for Two April 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

THAT cheese just oozing out!! absolutely fantastic and great flavor profiles in this!! i’d gobble it up so quickly!

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13 Heather Christo April 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

there is just nothing better than a grilled cheese!! this looks great!

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14 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

I eat chunks of cheddar with grapes all the time, and I love the idea of combining them to make a stellar grilled cheese! This looks incredible, Marla!

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15 Paula - bell'alimento April 15, 2013 at 10:19 am

Love love love the addition of grapes!

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16 naomi April 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

This looks wonderful, Marla!

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17 BS' in the Kitchen April 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

Looks delicious! I made a similar combo waaay back when I started blogging with a mango & raisin chutney, brie and some chicken. Love the sweet & savoury combo!

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18 Carla @ Carlas Confections April 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

Yep this is pretty perfect! I love the sweet and savory! Oh yes :)

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19 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

That is one amazing grilled cheese, Marla! I love the grapes and chicken combo! Pinning!

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I love that you sliced the grapes! And I love an ooey, gooey grilled cheese!

And such pretty pics. The grapes with the colors in the plate; their reflection and the cheese’s reflection and light bouncing. And the old chippy board. Seriously so much goodness going on, Marla!

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21 Stephanie April 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Love this combo idea! I have tried apples on my grilled cheese and it was incredible, but never grapes. I need to give this mix a try!

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22 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Grilled cheese perfection!

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23 Traci April 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow. What a fantastic idea! Chicken salad in grilled cheese form. :)

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24 Nicole April 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

This looks so good! Love the grape + cheddar combo :)

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25 Gaby April 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

oh goodness I would love this for dinner right now

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26 Kate@Diethood April 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Oh my! What an awesome combination for grilled cheese! Brilliant!!

Thank you so, so much for the link love! :-)

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27 sally @ sallys baking addiction April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Marla, I am CRAVING grilled cheese right now, more than ever! I love grapes + cheese and while I’ve had other fruit in my grilled cheese before, I’ve never used grapes. Must try!

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28 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts April 16, 2013 at 3:08 am

Marla,
What a delicious-looking combination.
I know what you mean about a ‘cheese platter under the broiler’–ever since I did a grape, goat cheese and thyme focaccia I started a minor obsession to make a ‘cheese plate pizza’. It’s still in the rattling around my brain stage (garlic oil or fig jam for the sauce? and what kind of crust?) but when I figure it out I’ll know.
Meantime, to get that sweet-savoury cheese plate action, your sandwich looks divine.
Thanks!
Thanks!

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29 ashley - baker by nature April 16, 2013 at 6:58 am

Look at all that cheese!!! And grapes! And chicken!

I’m obsessed with this!

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30 Heather April 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Who makes the lovely dishes??

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31 Nutmeg Nanny April 18, 2013 at 6:59 am

Wow, this has got to be the perfect grilled cheese sandwich! Wonderful flavors here :)

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32 Amanda at TheCottonwoodJournals.com April 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

This grilled cheese looks so delicious. Have you entered it in the Grilled Cheese Academy’s recipe showdown? If not, you should! Here’s the website: http://grilledcheeseacademy.com

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33 gina @ skinnytaste April 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

THIS just made me DROOL!

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34 Amanda at TheCottonwoodJournals.com May 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

This looks amazing. Are you going to enter it in the Grilled Cheese Academy’s Recipe Showdown? http://grilledcheeseacademy.com

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35 Wisconsin Cheese May 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Hello!

I really love your Chicken and Grap Grilled Cheese! You should consider entering it into our Grilled Cheese Academy contest, we have a multitude of great prizes bloggers like yourself would love!

Details are here: http://www.GrilledCheeseAcademy.com

Cheers!

Wisconsin Cheese

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36 Maria February 14, 2014 at 8:56 am

Great lunch idea!

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