Chicken Avocado Bacon Sandwiches

One of my goals in 2020 is to be more diligent about meal planning. Everytime I do it, I am reminded of what a time saver it is! As I go through the year I’ll try to share some of the recipes our family tries and loves. Plus, then I’ll have my recipes here for use for future meal planning. Win-win!

We made this on a Monday night and made enough chicken to make a Spaghetti Squash chicken casserole on Tuesday. (recipe wasn’t as awesome, so I won’t share that recipe).

Chicken Avocado Bacon Sandwiches

Chicken Avocado Bacon Sandwiches

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Quick, Sandwich



  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 zest lime


  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 bacon slices


  1. For the chicken and marinade: Gently press each thigh between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to flatten (do this with a rolling pin, it's less brutal than pounding). Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag with the oil, cumin and lime zest and juice. Seal the bag and squish everything around until everything is coated by everything. Rest on the counter for 1 hour.

    *I forgot to put these in a marinating bag in the morning, so we just sprinkled cumin and spritzed with lime juice. Assuming it would be way better if done as written!*

  2. For the sandwich toppings: In a bowl, add the cilantro, bacon, avocado, tomatoes and hot sauce if using. Fold to combine gently so the tomatoes don't get mashed, then taste and season with a pinch of salt if needed.

  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat: Remove the chicken from the bag, shaking off excess marinade. Place the chicken over the direct heat of the grill (or on the grill pan). Once the chicken releases from the grill and can be flipped, flip it to the indirect heat side of the grill (or lower the heat on the grill pan) and grill until cooked through, just 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. Roughly chop the chicken.

  4. Assemble and serve!

    *Can add cheese on top of the chicken if desired!*

Adapted from Food Network’s Sunny’s Grilled Chicken Sliders.

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