Crunchy, creamy, savory, and sweet, this sandwich has it all.  When I want to be really bad, I add more cheese, but there is enough cheese in the recipe to keep the sandwich stuck together.  Sometime I use a sandwich maker to make a delicious “hot pocket”, and sometimes I simply use a skillet or griddle.  The sandwich is just a glorious with either method.

Makes 4 sandwiches


  • 10 oz. chicken
  • 1 T mayonnaise
  • 1 T onion, finely chopped20150811_134837
  • 1 T celery, chopped
  • 2 T dried cranberries
  • 2 T parmesan cheese
  • 8 pieces of bread
  • 8 slices Havarti cheese
  • 1 granny smith apple thinly sliced
  • Butter

Mix together chicken, mayonnaise, onion, celery, cranberries, and parmesan cheese. 20150811_134936

Butter on side of each slice of bread.  On the un-buttered side, layer Havarti cheese and apples:  about ½ slice of cheese then about 1/8 of the apple then and other ½ a slice of cheese.  Place ¼ of the chicken mixture on four of the slices.  Finish the sandwich by placing a dressed bread slice on top of the chicken mixture.

Grill until the cheese is melted.


Grilled on skillet


Grilled in Sandwich maker