Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Olive Aioli

The Olive Aioli is what makes this Grilled Chicken Sandwich one of the best chicken sandwiches you will ever have. Trust me on this one.

grilled chicken sandwich olive aioli

What really makes this Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe over the top is the Olive Aioli which is made with some of my Greek Olive Tapenade.

olive aioli on ciabatta bun
Olive Aioli on Ciabatta Roll

I strongly recommend you make the olive tapenade before making the sandwiches. Obviously, you don’t have to but it will make it quicker and easier when you assemble the sandwiches.

arugula and cheese on chicken

Many of the ingredients for this grilled chicken sandwich can be substituted for other ingredients according to your preference.

As an example, you can substitute the provolone cheese with some slices of fontina or mozzarella, or substitute the baby arugula for some lettuce.

grilled chicken sandwich olive aioli

If you are pressed for time you can also use some pre-cooked frozen chicken breasts instead of having to cook the chicken for these sandwiches. Just make sure you take the necessary precautions.

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
grilled chicken sandwich olive aioli

You will need the following ingredients to make this Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Greek Olive Tapenade, Mayonnaise, Fresh Lemon Juice, Ciabatta Rolls, Provolone Cheese and Baby Arugula.

  1. Coat the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper. In a skillet or a grill cook the chicken for approximately 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive tapenade with the mayonnaise and lemon juice to create the olive aioli.
  3. Spread the aioli mixture on the top and bottom cut surfaces of the ciabatta rolls.
  4. Add the grilled chicken and top with a slice of cheese and some arugula.

Printable Recipe Card

grilled chicken sandwich

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Olive Aioli

The Olive Aioli is what makes this Grilled Chicken Sandwich one of the best chicken sandwiches you will ever have. Trust me on this one.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 565 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • BBQ / Grill

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Greek Olive Tapenade
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 Ciabatta Rolls, sliced
  • 4 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 1 Cup Baby Arugula

Instructions
 

  • Coat the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper. In a skillet or a grill cook the chicken for approximately 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
    4 Chicken Breasts, 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbsp Salt, 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive tapenade with the mayonnaise and lemon juice to create the olive aioli.
    1/4 Cup Greek Olive Tapenade, 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Spread the aioli mixture on the top and bottom cut surfaces of the ciabatta rolls.
    4 Ciabatta Rolls
  • Add the grilled chicken and top with a slice of cheese and some arugula.
    4 slices Provolone Cheese, 1 Cup Baby Arugula

Nutrition

Calories: 565kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 58gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 2465mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 361IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. James says:

    Loved this sandwich. The aioli mixture really makes this sandwich the best I have ever tasted.

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