Sunday, March 18, 2012

Our favorite sandwiches ever!

So last week, with the beautiful weather we've been having here in Southern Minnesota, I decided to make our most favorite sandwiches ever! Mike found the recipe in a magazine and asked me to make them and they've been in regular rotation ever since.  So I'm going to share and hope that whoever stumbles upon this little blog and decides to try them likes them just as much as we do!

Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches

I'm not going to give specific amounts because you can adapt it to however you need to make to suit your needs

Boneless, skinless chicken breast
pineapple slices (in rings)
Swiss cheese slices
thinly sliced red onion
Teriyaki sauce
crusty buns

Marinate your chicken breasts in the teriyaki sauce for at least an hour.

I like using fresh pineapple and slicing it in nice, thick rings.  You can use canned rings, but the fresh is so much better!

Next you want to slice your red onion nice and thin! If you slice it too thick, it's going to be too overpowering on the sandwich when you start to assemble it.

Now you want to assemble everything you need to go out to the grill so you can have it all close at hand as you put things together.

Put the chicken on the grill and and flip it over midway through the grilling process.

When you flip the chicken, it's time to grill the pineapple.  By caramelizing the slices, it really brings out the natural sweetness of the pineapple. You only have to grill it for a couple of minutes per side.

When the pineapple is done, take it off the grill and toast the buns.  While the buns are toasting, go ahead and put the onion on the chicken breasts of those who like onion.  Our kids pass on the onion, but Mike and I love it and I always make extra sandwiches for lunch the next day!

When the buns are nice and toasty, take them off the grill and spread the chicken out a bit so you can melt the cheese.  Mmm... melty, Swiss goodness!

Finally, when the cheese is nice and melty, transfer the breasts onto the buns and top each with a slice of the grilled pineapple.  The combination of all the flavors is amazing!  If you want a bit of heat on your sandwich, you can add fresh or pickled jalepeƱo slices.  Mike likes it like that, but I love it just like this.  Of course, Rachael wanted to be added in, so here she is posing with the finished sandwiches!

Hope your family enjoys these as much as we do!


  1. Glad I found you through a Pinterest post. Love your pictures and your attitude toward "ordinary" being OK. I need to drop weight also...again.....yuck! I'll try your chicken sandwiches this Tuesday. I have never grilled but feel confident after reading your instructions and your super pics! God bless, Sheila

  2. This looks so delicious! I love grilled pineapple and Swiss Cheese. So nice stopping by :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  3. Yum! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I found you via Pinterest & wanted to thank you for sharing... These sandwiches look so yummy!!! Can't wait to try them out!

  5. Have company coming this weekend, wanted to do something different...this is it!

  6. Making these this weekend for friends. We're excited to try. They look delish!!

  7. Silly as it may sound, there was a bar at FSU that served these and they were my favorite when I was in school! I'm so thrilled to have an official recipe. Thank you!

  8. This is one of our favorite summer sandwiches, too! If you ever want to cut out some animal based protein, substitute a large portabella mushroom for the chicken (prepare the same). Thanks for sharing...guess what we're having to eat tomorrow night? :)

  9. These are almost identical to the Red Robin version that I know and love so much! Cant wait to try these out ;) Thanks! Yay pinterest :)

  10. Looking forward to trying these! I found you via Pinterest. If you're looking to add a little extra flavor to your pineapple, you can try marinating them before grilling them. Here is a great recipe:

  11. I just added this recipe to my Recipe File Box on Pinterest. My son and husband love pineapple and chicken. This recipe sounds like it would be a great summer meal!

    1. It's a fantastic summer meal! We just had it again last night. If you having a Wal-Mart near you and aren't opposed to shopping there, try it with their onion and poppy-seed ciabatta (sp?) roll. SO GOOD!

  12. Enjoy your favorite sandwich with the company of family and friends and just have fun during your get-together. This is also what some catering Fort Lauderdale service providers try to capture - the gathering of guests and just appreciating the company and good food. The given photos above are very inviting indeed, thanks!

  13. Made these and got RAVE reviews from the family. YUMMY!!!

  14. We decided to make these today for Resurrection Sunday and they were so good! Thank you for sharing this! We used mozzarella cheese and whole grain buns - yummy! Thanks again! :)

  15. This looks like perfect summer food to me. Addin' it to our next meal plan. Mmmmm.