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Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo and Gouda

These Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo and Gouda are the ultimate chicken sandwich! Spicy, cheesy and totally addictive! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword spicy chicken sandwich, blackened chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 642 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder, divided
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • 8 slices sliced gouda cheese
  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 onion buns, toasted
  • 1 batch onion straws, recipe link below (optional!)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika and salt. 

  2. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, flatten chicken until it's about 1/4-inch thick. Cut each breast in half so you have 8 pieces. Season both sides of chicken with seasoning. 

  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet or grill to a medium heat. Cook chicken about 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. If using a cast-iron skillet, you may need to work in batches.

  4. While chicken is cooking, add mayo, lime juice, and remaining chipotle chili powder together in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside. 

  5. Once the chicken is cooked, top each breast with a piece of gouda. Add a couple teaspoons of water to the skillet and cover for 10-15 seconds until cheese has melted. 

  6. Slather both sides of bun with mayo. Top with two pieces of chicken, followed by a slice of tomato and half of an avocado. Season avocado with salt and pepper. If using, top with onion straws. 

Nutrition Facts
Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo and Gouda
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 642 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 1797mg78%
Potassium 1306mg37%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 1233IU25%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 295mg30%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.