5 from 2 votes
BBQ Chicken Sandwich | Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A BBQ chicken sandwich recipe featuring pan-seared chicken, bacon, onions, melty Colby Jack cheese and barbecue sauce.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 739 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken cutlets (thinly sliced chicken breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, separated
  • 1 tablespoon TAK House Seasoning or your favorite spice blend
  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon halved
  • 1 red or yellow onion halved and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 6 hamburger or kaiser buns warmed
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup TAK's Blender Barbecue Sauce or your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce
  1. On a large work surface, pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of canola oil, sprinkle with TAK Seasoning and rub in on all sides to adhere. Set aside until ready to use.   

  2. Have ready a large plate lined with paper towels. In a large saute pan, fry bacon over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Flip and fry for 3 minutes more, or until deeply browned and crisp. Transfer to plate and set aside to cool.

  3. Turn off the heat and spoon out the majority of the bacon grease, leaving behind only enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Wipe away any drippings from the pan, and return to medium-high heat.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to the pan. Add the cutlets and sear for 5 minutes. Do not jostle, and take care not to overcrowd the pan, cooking cutlets in batches if necessary. Turn over and cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until cooked through. Set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Reduce the heat to medium and the onion to the pan. Saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Set aside until ready to use. 
  6. Slice chicken in 1/2" strips, cutting against the grain. Divide the chicken amongst the buns, add bacon, a healthy pinch of Colby Jack cheese, onions and top with a generous spoonful of barbecue sauce. Serve and enjoy. 

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chicken Sandwich | Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 739 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 1131mg49%
Potassium 872mg25%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.