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Chicken & Brie Grilled Cheese

If you’re looking for the recap of my trip to the Pioneer Woman’s Ranch, click here.

Chicken Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe @fifteenspatulas

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be partnering with Land O Lakes® Butter as part of Kitchen Conversations!

I have teamed up with a really fun group of food bloggers for Kitchen Conversations, including Ree from The Pioneer Woman, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod, Bridget from Bake at 350, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective, Brenda from A Farmgirls Dabbles, Julie from The Little Kitchen, Jessica from The Novice Chef, and Jenny from Picky Palate.  We can’t wait to share our butter-inspired recipes with you! Our first conversation is all about the simple goodness of butter, and one of my favorite recipes using butter is a classic grilled cheese sandwich.

When I met my husband, I discovered that he was a pan-butterer. You know, whenever he made grilled cheese, he’d melt the butter in the pan and stick naked bread (total no-no) into the pan, and grill it.

I asked, “What the heck are you doing?!”

He said that he always did this because the butter was too hard and he couldn’t spread it on the bread without tearing it to bits.

But you see, spreading the butter directly onto the bread slices and grilling it is way superior to sticking naked bread into a skillet with melted butter in it. I know this, because my husband and I had to test the two methods side-by-side to prove who was right…

Chicken Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe @fifteenspatulas

Ahem, I was.

Now, I totally get that it’s not reasonable to have to wait for butter to soften when a grilled cheese craving strikes. Which is why you use spreadable butter products!

I’m a huge fan of Land O Lakes® Butter spreads for situations like this. Usually I use their Butter with Olive Oil or Butter with Canola Oil, which each have only 3 ingredients (Butter + Olive Oil + Salt) and (Butter + Canola Oil + Salt).

But we’re taking this grilled cheese to the next level.

Recently I discovered a new product in their tub butter line that is spreadable AND has garlic and herbs in it, and that’s what we’re going to use to spread on the outside of the bread:

Garlic and Herb Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

The Land O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread we’re using still has a soft, creamy, spreadable texture straight out of the fridge:

Garlic and Herb Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

But it also adds garlic herb flavor to the sandwich, which is totally heavenly paired with the chicken, brie, and mozzarella that we’re putting inside our sandwich:

Garlic and Herb Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

After you’ve spread the bread slices with the Garlic & Herb Butter Spread, you lay them in a skillet and pile on the sliced brie, sliced mozzarella, and chicken breast slices:

Garlic and Herb Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Chicken and Brie

Grill the bread for about 4-5 minutes on each side until the cheese is melty and gooey, and the bread is golden brown. Then you can sandwich the two slices together:

Garlic and Herb Grilled Cheese with Chicken and Brie

Now it’s ready to be sliced in half, so you can oooooh and ahhhhhh at the gooey cheese of your ultimate grilled cheese sandwich:

Garlic and Herb Grilled Cheese with Chicken and Brie

Enjoy!

Chicken and Brie Grilled Cheese

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Ingredients:

4 slices white sandwich bread (homemade or store bought)
4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread
6 ounces Brie cheese, sliced
1 cooked chicken breast, sliced
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced

Directions:

Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.

Spread the outer side of each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread. Lay the bread slices in the pan, buttered side down, and layer two of the bread slices with a single layer of mozzarella cheese, and the other two slices of bread with the brie.
Add the thinly sliced chicken to the mozzarella layers, and grill the bread slices for 4-5 minutes, until the bread is toasted and golden brown, and the cheese has melted.

Flip one slice of bread on to the other to create a sandwich, then place a lid on the pan for one minute, if the cheese needs additional melting. Serve and enjoy!

Here are my friends’ recipes too:

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Butter from The Little Kitchen
Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries from Two Peas and Their Pod
Savory Waffle Sandwiches from A Spicy Perspective
Roasted Mexican Cauliflower with Pepitas from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Chocolate Baguette Sandwiches with Orange and Sea Salt by Bake at 350
Cheesy Green Chile and Buttermilk Biscuits by Picky Palate
Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes by The Novice Chef

Disclosure: Fifteen Spatulas has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.

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  1. JulieD posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:37 am (#)

    Must make. soon! I loved these grilled cheeses so much!! ahhh so good!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:50 am (#)

    A pan-butterer, ha! These sandwiches were so delish, Joanne – it was great fun to actually get the chance to eat them last week with you! Have a great week – and see you soon in MN!! :)

  3. Tieghan posted on March 17, 2014 at 10:15 am (#)

    These look delicious! I love brie with grilled cheese and butter is a must!

  4. bridget {bake at 350} posted on March 17, 2014 at 10:39 am (#)

    I am so obsessed with this sandwich, it’s not even funny. My grocery store doesn’t carry that garlic and herb butter, so I am now on a mission.

    PS…I have pan-buttered before. Never again. ;)

    See you in Minnesota! Yay! :)

  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments posted on March 17, 2014 at 11:09 am (#)

    I’ll eat any grilled cheese you put in front of me but this one sounds especially good! Pinned!

  6. dc posted on March 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm (#)

    Ohhhh garlic already in the butter!! How dangerous and yummy!

  7. Michelle Bedard posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm (#)

    I absolutely must make this! I love grilled cheese sandwiches but having them the same way all the time can get boring but these sound amazing!!! Thanks for sharing such a tasty recipe!

  8. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm (#)

    Holy cow that looks so amazing!!!

  9. michael posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm (#)

    Your grill cheese with chicken looks great! Rain day today so your sandwich would be a great meal!! :-)

  10. Amanda posted on March 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, my mouth is seriously watering. There’s not much I love more than a grilled cheese sandwich. I’m ashamed I’ve never thought to make one with brie! And that spread looks a-mazing.

  11. Gaby posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm (#)

    Looks like a fabulous time on the ranch and I would love these grilled cheese sandwiches right now!

  12. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on March 18, 2014 at 8:30 am (#)

    LOVE THESE Joanne! They might be my new favorite sandwich. :)

  13. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm (#)

    I think this was the grilled cheese I saw all over instagram. . LOVE this! Truly the ultimate grilled cheese. Totally trying this!

  14. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on March 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm (#)

    What’s not to love here! Oh my!

  15. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted on March 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm (#)

    Holy moly, Joanne! I’ve GOT to try these scrumptious, melty grilled cheeses! What a delicious and inspiring recipe… love it!

  16. Michelle posted on March 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm (#)

    I just sent my son to the store to get what I need to make these. I saw this recipe a couple of days ago and I have been dying to try it since!! I cannot wait until he gets home to try it. If I love it like I think I am going to, I am going to shake it up a bit and make stuffed chicken breast with the same ingredients!

    • Joanne Ozug replied on March 27th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Hope you and your son enjoyed the sandwich, Michelle!

      • Michelle replied on March 29th, 2014 at 9:23 am

        These sandwiches were nothing short of amazing! The only problem I had was not mangling the brie but it melts so presentation does not matter all that much when putting the sandwiches together! I will be making these again, and again, and again!! My whole family loved them. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

        • Joanne Ozug replied on March 30th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

          So glad to hear that Michelle! Yes, Brie is hard to slice since it’s so gooey and soft. I often sharpen my knife right before I slice it, which helps some. Happy cooking!

  17. shelly (cookies and cups) posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:35 pm (#)

    Oh, this grilled cheese was MADE for me. MADE FOR ME!