Spicy Chicken Sandwich Recipe and a Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest

Last Updated on November 15, 2013 by

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Now that the kids are back in school our evenings have gotten a bit chaotic again. Homework, practicing instruments, and running from one activity to another means a lot less time for making dinner. That doesn’t mean I have to order a pizza every night or rely on fast food as long as I plan ahead a little bit on the weekend. Chicken breast are one of those things that I like to throw on the grill or cook up on the stove just to keep them in the fridge for emergency meal preparation. There is a lot you can do with a cooked chicken breast that takes almost no time at all to prepare. As part of the Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest, I decided to see what sort of spicy creation I could create for a busy weeknight meal.

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Usually when I see a spicy chicken sandwich recipe it uses a breaded chicken patty but I really wanted to start with simple, real ingredients. I sauteed chicken breasts in olive oil and sliced them thinly using Chef’s Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer.  Having a meat slicer at home means that you don’t have to rely on processed sandwich meats to create your sandwiches.  I also bought a ball of fresh mozzarella and sliced that on the electric food slicer as well.  Same with the loaf of real Italian bread that I picked up in the deli.  Then I started getting creative with the Mezzetta products that I was sent to review.

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My husband and son always fight for the pepperoncini that comes with our pizza so I knew that those would be a huge hit.  Personally I am a huge fan of roasted red peppers and to add a bit of a kick to the chicken sandwich recipe I threw in a few of the sliced jalapenos as well.  With the addition of some fresh sliced onion and a few sprinkles of basil and oregano from the garden and my spicy chicken sandwich recipe was complete! Assembly was quick and easy and we were cleaned up and on the way to guitar lessons without a lot of chaos and stress.  Having a weeknight meal that involves no chaos and stress is nice because honestly, our lives are chaotic enough without having to deal with a dinner recipe that involves 57 ingredients and more pots and pans than will fit in my dishwasher.  If you would like to try out this spicy chicken sandwich recipe in your own kitchen, keep reading for the recipe.  If you want to enter the Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest  scroll down to the bottom of the page for details!

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Spicy Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Yields 6 to 8

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Recipe

A spicy chicken sandwich loaded with flavor!

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 TBSP olive oil, divided
  • 1 loaf Italian Bread
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers
  • 1/3 cup Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini
  • 2 to 3 TBSP Mezzetta Jalapeno Peppers
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • whole olives for decorating if desired. (I used the Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives)


  1. In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat 3 TBSP olive oil and cook chicken breast 5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the middle. Let cool. You can do this step ahead of time and store chicken in the fridge until needed.
  2. In a saute pan over medium heat, add the remaining olive oil and saute the sliced onion until it starts to wilt, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the Mezzetta peperoncini, roasted red bell pepper, and jalapeno. Saute 2 to 3 minutes. Add basil, oregano, and salt. Remove from heat.
  4. To assemble the sandwich: Slice the chicken breast thinly. Layer the chicken, mozzarella, and sauteed vegetables between two slices of Italian bread. Add an olive for decor if desired.

The Contest

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Mezzetta is hosting their annual “Make That Sandwich” contest again this year.   Each sandwich recipe entry must contain a minimum of two Mezzetta®, Napa Valley Bistro™ or Kona Coast™ Brand products to qualify.  So, put your thinking caps on and head into the kitchen to get creative with your sandwich making skills!  See website for full details about the contest and all of the official rules!


The Giveaway

Mezzetta would like to give one of my readers a prize package of their products to try out in their own kitchens.  This is a Giveaway Tools contest so follow the directions in the form to enter!



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  1. grilled cheese sandwich where the bread is cooked in some flavored butter, with bacon and cherry tomatoes in between the bread
  2. julie murphy says
    I like grilled cheese on homemade bread
  3. Victoria Gammage says
    Grilled cheese topped with the blue cheese stuffed olives sounds like a great combination!
  4. Marian Boll says
    My hubby makes the very best ever Ruben Sandwiches that are out of this world.
  5. Danielle Royalegacy says
    I love an egg sandwich.
  6. Tari Lawson says
    I like a corned beef special (rye bread with corned beef, swiss cheese, cole slaw and russian dressing).
  7. darlene carbajal says
    The usual... Wheat bread, mayo, cheese, ham, bologna.
  8. I love a grilled swiss cheese and pear sandwich on sourdough bread.
  9. My favorite sandwich is a vegetarian Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteak
  10. I like smoked turkey with cream cheese blended with orange marmalade and cranberries topped with arugula on rye.
  11. I make my own tuna spread and then I put it on toasted bread with swiss cheese :)
  12. Amanda Kinder says
    It's pretty simple for me: Grilled cheese with ham, tomato, lettuce.
  13. My favorite sandwich creation is a reuben.
  14. Ham, cheese, red onion, avocados, spicy mayo!
  15. Blessie Nelson says
    I love grilled bacon cheese sandwiches!
  16. I try fewer ingredients because when i throw everything in the fridge on bread, it tastes muddled. I'm really enjoying chorizo, lemon oregano from our garden, portabello mushrooms on french bread.
  17. My favorite sandwich is an assortment of grilled vegetables topped with pesto sauce and cheddar cheese on grilled sourdough bread.
  18. Stephanie O says
    I like a turkey, cheese, Mayo and spinach on a flatbeead and heat it on a sandwich grill. Yum.
  19. Stephanie Larison says
    I love a good BLT, yum!
  20. I like a jalepeno bagel with ham and cheese and slightly warmed. I also like to put slices of pepper on my sandwiches.
  21. egg sandwich.
  22. I like roast beef, swiss, tomato, spinach, red onion, and spicy mus
  23. Melissa Nagy says
    I love avocado spread with turkey and swiss. Much healthier than using mayo or miracle whip.
  24. Eileen Burke says
    I love a tuna sandwich with pickles cut up in it!
  25. my favorite sandwich is a Reuben
  26. Jennifer Reed says
    I love Muffuletta type sandwichs with Italian meats and lots of great olives.
  27. Lisa Garner says
    I love Spicy Meatball Sandwiches
  28. Paula Tavernie says
    Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches!!
  29. Patty Broderick-White says
    I love Chicken Salad Sandwiches!
  30. turkey american cheese with spicy mustard
  31. Nicole Millheim says
    I love Italians subs. with salami, cheese, bolgona, lettuce, onions and bell peppers with a side of pickle
  32. Tanya White says
    Grilled veggies topped with lite italian dressing is awesome!
  33. Laurie Emerson says
    I love cream cheese , olives and pickle sandwiches. My dad always made them for us and they are still my favorite.
  34. I love making my fifteen buck grilled cheese sandwich. It consists of Havarti, provolone, brie, and maybe some cheddar cooked on my griddle!
  35. Maybe this is surprising, but I plain like fluffernutters. Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. I'm a plain jane. Not much of a creationary here lol.
  36. Julie Goetz says
    Mine is a grilled ham and cheese with jalapenos.
  37. marissa maestas says
    I love blt sandwiches with avacado and sometimes egg
  38. Susan Smith says
    Ham, cheese, red onion, and spicy mayonaise
  39. Samantha Daleo says
    I love to get Italian cold cuts on a kaiser roll with just a little mayo and a good heap of Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers. YUMM!!
  40. I love Roast Beef w/ Swiss on onion rolls.
  41. john hutchens says
    bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with mayo and lettuce
  42. Rachel Ellis says
    Ham and cheese panini is my favorite.
  43. Heather Manu says
    I like BLTs and grilled ham and cheese.
  44. Janice Crespo says
    Best sandwich is a BLT - perfect as is (ok, I'm not really creative - LOL)
  45. My favorite is bacon,lettuce,tomato and avocados.
  46. Francine Anchondo says
    Firehouse Sandwich
  47. turkey swiss ham on wheat
  48. susan smoaks says
    i like a ham and cheese on rye
  49. Michelle Tucker says
    I love to make turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce sandwiches. :)
  50. Trisha McKee says
    I love roast beef, swiss, onions, and olives!
  51. Derk Thomas says
    Grilled cheese with roasted red pepper strips.

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