Grilled Cajun Chicken Sandwiches are deliciously spicy with a crispy, blackened crust that forms around the juicy, tender chicken breast when seared over high heat. Then you sandwich the chicken between soft, toasted buns with cool and crispy lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions for a fabulous alternative to your standard burger fare!
Remember when I posted about my favorite Grilled Cajun Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning and the incredible Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad I made with it? Well I’m back with another delicious way of spicing up your menu with this fantastic Grilled Cajun Chicken Sandwich that is perfect for grilling season! It’s really such a simple idea, but so incredibly good that I had to share it!
I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with you start with the juiciest, most perfectly cooked grilled Cajun chicken ever, but then putting it between some soft, toasted buns with thick slices of juicy summer tomatoes, cool, crisp lettuce, and thinly sliced red onion, it is just unbelievably delicious. I love hamburgers and all, but it’s fun to change up your backyard grilling game every now and then with something less expected.
My secret to making these grilled Cajun chicken sandwiches extra delicious is to pull out my griddle or frying pan to toast the buns, rather than just toasting them on the grill like I do when making hamburgers. Spread about a teaspoon of mayonnaise on both the top and bottom buns and toast them over medium heat on the griddle or in the frying pan until they turn golden brown, much like when you toast a grilled cheese sandwich. Then add your chicken and sandwich toppings, including some additional mayonnaise or Cajun aioli, just before eating.
It’s so, SO good. Seriously, it might sound weird to use mayo instead of butter for toasting your buns if you have never done it before, but you’ve got to try it because it’s fantastic, especially with a grilled Cajun chicken sandwich.
If you wanted, you could add a slice of Pepperjack or Monterey Jack cheese over each chicken breast in the last minute or so of cooking. And I’m positive a couple of strips of rich, crispy bacon on these wouldn’t hurt anything. I tend to keep my sandwich pretty simple, but that doesn’t mean you have to!
Serve this with some fresh squeezed homemade lemonade and you are ready for summer!
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