This Brie Grilled Cheese has thin slices of chicken breast, gooey brie, and melty mozzarella for a quick and delicious crispy sandwich.

American cheese and cheddar may be the classic cheeses to use for grilled cheese, but there are so many more incredible cheeses to use that have different textures and flavors. And today it’s all about brie!

Brie Grilled Cheese - Cut in Half on Cutting Board

I don’t see brie used very often for grilled cheese, but I’m not sure why not.

Admittedly, it’s a little messy, as you can see from the pictures…but that’s part of what makes it so glorious. It’s gooey and has a fantastic flavor.

Brie Sandwich - On Wooden Board Oozing Out Cheese

Though brie is the star flavor of the sandwich, I also add some sliced mozzarella to give it that classic stretchy cheese that a grilled cheese should have.

Since mozzarella is pretty mild, it doesn’t overpower the flavor of the brie at all.

How to Make Brie Grilled Cheese:

Start by spreading sliced sandwich bread with softened butter. I recommend a salted butter, and sometimes I do a flavored one with garlic and herbs for extra flavor:

Spreading Garlic Herb Butter on Bread

Lay the buttered bread down in a skillet and add sliced brie, sliced mozzarella, and chicken breast slices:

Two Slices of Bread Grilling with Chicken Slices and Sliced Brie

I keep crockpot chicken breast on hand to quickly add protein for recipes like this.

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:

Grilled Brie Sandwich in Skillet Golden Brown

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:

Pulling Apart Brie Cheese Sandwich to Show Gooey Interior

This Italian Club Sandwich, Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich, and Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini are some of my other favorite sandwiches on the blog, for a quick lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

Brie Grilled Cheese Oozing Out Cheese on Cutting Board

Brie Grilled Cheese

This Brie Grilled Cheese has thin slices of chicken breast, gooey brie, and a garlic herb butter, for a quick and delicious crispy sandwich!

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  • Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.
  • Spread the outer side of each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon butter.
  • 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!


Calories: 956kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 51g, Fat: 70g, Saturated Fat: 43g, Cholesterol: 244mg, Sodium: 1456mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Post updated with photos, writing, and more tips in July 2018. Originally published March 2014.