Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Gouda & Apple

by Heather
A new twist on your go-to Chicken Sandwich!

Our life is a little hectic right now, and that’s putting it mildly. In 2 days we move, temporarily, then in 5 weeks we move again. Between that, and work and school and tumbling and Daisies and fundraisers and work (yes I mentioned that twice) it’s easy for some things to fall by the wayside. You return to old habits. One of those is lunch. Not me lunch, but mini-me lunch. We could always just let her buy lunch at school, but somehow the thought of paying $3 for pretzels and cheese for lunch (yes, that is a real school lunch) makes me want to claw my eyes out, so we fall back to our staple lunches. I’m talking about packing sandwiches for lunch! Chicken sandwiches, ham, roast beef, peanut butter and jelly. You know, all the fallbacks.

The problem is that those can get boring and repetitive, especially since we only have three. Sooo yeah, we need to make an effort. But here’s the thing, making an effort, doesn’t always need to be an effort. Sometimes it can be easy. Maybe we should come up with a fun name for it…something like “lazy creative” or “simple hectic.” Maybe I’ll trademark those. But either way the conundrum remains, how to make a fun tasty lunch that my daughter won’t get bored with every day.

Think Outside the Lunchbox

So I may have mentioned this trick (and I use that term loosely) before, but one thing I try to do is make her lunch in the evening. Not the sandwich, because that would be gross by the next day, but I try to get everything else ready in her lunchbox so I’m not looking all over the place in the morning. Then the morning routine is just putting together her sandwich and sending her out the door. Well and getting her dressed. And driving her to school. And feeding her breakfast. And brushing her hair. But those are all things that it’s kind of impossible to do the night before.

What kind of things do I put in her lunchbox the night before? If it was up to her it would be cookies and chips, but it’s not up to her so its cheese and fruit. In keeping with “simple hectic” the cheese is usually a Babybel® and the fruit is some Del Monte® Diced Peaches or Pears. But she is a kid after all so she also gets a treat in her lunch in the form of an Entenmann’s® Little Bites.

Roasted Chicken Sandwich

But frankly, those are the easy parts. As I said, we only have three staple lunches, so we occasionally need to kick it up a notch and do something new. And today we are going to share our something new with you, our roasted chicken sandwich with apple and Gouda. It’s super simple to make and my daughter loves it!

Toast a couple pieces of Nature’s Harvest® bread. While that is toasting, slice up a granny smith apple into thin slices (about one eighth of an inch thick) and some Gouda cheese (or brie or whatever cheese your little one happens to like). When the toast is ready layer on some roasted chicken (from the deli is fine), the apple slices and some cheese. BOOM a new twist on your classic chicken sandwich. If your child is up for it, throw on some fresh baby spinach (our little one loves eating fresh spinach). And here’s a twist. This sandwich works great at dinner time as well. Instead of toasting the bread, throw it in a skillet and make it grilled cheese style. It is soooo yummy. Seriously, a chicken sandwich with warmed apple and melty cheese is perfection on the plate!

Roasted Chicken Sandwich

Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Gouda & Apple
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  • 2 slices Nature’s Harvest bread
  • 3 slides Roasted Chicken
  • ¼ Granny Smith Apple
  • Gouda


  1. Toast a couple pieces of Nature's Harvest bread
  2. Slice up granny smith apple into thin slices (about one eighth of an inch thick)
  3. Cut Gouda cheese (or brie or whatever cheese your little one happens to like)
  4. Grab toast from toaster
  5. Layer on roasted chicken (from the deli is fine)
  6. Add apple slides
  7. Add cheese

The next time you need to spice things up in the…lunch box, don’t be afraid to go a little crazy on the sandwich and go a little lazy in the morning! Chicken sandwich for the win? I think so!

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Amy P February 21, 2017 - 4:05 pm
I love sandwiches that incorporate fruit. At the local farmer's market they had some with pear and gruyere that were grilled, and it was heavenly.
Sara February 21, 2017 - 8:53 pm
This sand wish looks yum but I wouldn't like apple on it
Jodi W February 21, 2017 - 7:06 pm
This looks great and a wonderful way to infuse fruit with meal
bunnyclem February 21, 2017 - 7:52 pm
This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing ?
Adriane February 21, 2017 - 9:47 pm
That sounds delicious!
Jerry Marquardt February 21, 2017 - 11:41 pm
These nice Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Gouda & Apple looks so delicious. What a flashback, I can barely wait to try this nice recipe out. Thanks for sharing!
lisa February 22, 2017 - 11:24 am
Normally I never mix fruit and meat. But, I love gouda cheese and this combo sounds odd enough that it may be tasty.
kayla sheehan February 22, 2017 - 12:03 pm
oh my goodness that sounds delicious
April Monty (@MontyApril) February 22, 2017 - 1:43 pm
This looks incredibly delicious and easy to make too! The guys would love it
Kayla Klontz February 22, 2017 - 10:42 pm
This looks so good!
searchy4 February 22, 2017 - 11:40 pm
Huh sounds good and different I have never had Gouda before or apples on a sandwich.imwill have to try it looks good
clojo9372 February 23, 2017 - 6:28 am
Oh this looks delicious!! I love chicken sandwiches of all types. I look forward to trying this out. :)
May Rodriguez February 23, 2017 - 12:04 pm
This good for if you want a snack but I think I would not eat this with apple inside I eat the apples separate
cottagebunny February 23, 2017 - 9:22 pm
I love chicken sandwiches and want to try this one with gouda and apple.It sounds deliciously different.
slehan February 24, 2017 - 1:25 am
I like the term 'lazy creative'. Sandwich looks yummy. slehan at juno dot com
CtryMouseCitySpouse (@CntryMseCitySps) February 24, 2017 - 6:26 am
This looks yummy! I will have to try this for lunch next week sometime. I am also in Ohio, just farther North than you are. :) Thanks so much for sharing. *Hugs*
Dana MATTHEWS February 24, 2017 - 3:58 pm
This sandwich looks wonderful! I love Gouda and apple together. Never thought about putting it on a sandwich tho! Thanks for the great idea!
christy caldwell February 24, 2017 - 5:26 pm
Mmmm. This sounds amazing. I've never had apples on a sandwich but I may just have to give this a try. I love Gouda too.
denise low February 28, 2017 - 11:44 am
I would try this sandwich out. It looks delicious.
Agness of Run Agness Run March 3, 2017 - 2:01 pm
You combined some amazing ingredients for this sandwich, Heather! I would definitely give it a try.
Heather Pfingsten March 3, 2017 - 7:16 pm
Thank you! It is soooo good! If you try it, let me know what you think! :)
bethelderton March 11, 2017 - 9:37 am
I think I could almost live my whole life on sandwiches. This one sounds wonderful!
denise low March 12, 2017 - 5:53 pm
This looks delicious. I want to give this recipe a try.
denise low March 17, 2017 - 11:47 am
Thank you for this recipe. It looks delicious. We love chicken sandwiches.
Linda Manns Linneman March 29, 2017 - 3:53 pm
This sandwich sounds so good. I have never had anything like this before. Great and healthy lunch. Thank you for sharing
denise low March 31, 2017 - 7:43 pm
Thank you for sharing. We like chicken sandwiches. I know we would love this one.
Carolsue April 26, 2017 - 3:46 am
Now here's a recipe I would definitely make! A little different than the same old chicken sandwiches I always make. Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net
Linda Manns Linneman May 2, 2017 - 5:24 am
We eat alot of chicken at our house. This recipe sounds so good and healthy too. Thank you so much for sharing this
Lauryn R May 2, 2017 - 9:46 pm
Yum! This sounds like a delicious and refreshing sandwich, perfect for Summer! I think my kids would really enjoy the apples in it too.
Linda Szymoniak May 4, 2017 - 3:11 pm
These would be perfect made with a panini press! My favorite sandwich at a restaurant I just loved (and am saddened has closed) had the apple and gouda, but the bread had cranberries and walnuts, which just made it so much better! I have a nice chunk of gouda. I just need to get some fresh apples.
Mary May 6, 2017 - 11:56 pm
I've been making this for years. I have always used turkey instead of chicken. It's one of my husband's favorite foods. I'll try it with chicken soon.
Crissie Woolard May 7, 2017 - 3:54 pm
I love Gouda cheese. This would be really good. I am definitely going to save this under recipes I want to try
Cindy S. May 18, 2017 - 7:06 am
So delicious looking! Simple too! Can't wait to try this. Pinning for future reference!
denise low May 18, 2017 - 3:29 pm
Thank you for sharing your recipe. I love roasted chicken. But I have never tried it with gouda and apples.
Armando Rincon October 9, 2017 - 10:21 am
love this combinations of sweet and salty,plus Gouda cheese is top notch
Nikolina84 October 16, 2017 - 6:01 am
This looks soooo delicious, I'll have to give it a try!

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