Moroccan Chicken Grilled Cheese

A unique and exotic Moroccan twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.


1 cups Harissa paste
4 each Boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz./115 g)
8 slices French bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
8 slices Casino Swiss Slices (15 g)
1/2 cups Pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
1/2 cups Red onion, very thinly sliced
1/4 cups Golden raisins
2 cups Butter


Preparation Steps
  • Mix
    Dressing and harissa. Divide mixture in half. Combine chicken and half the dressing mixture. Refrigerate 24 hours to marinate. Refrigerate remaining dressing mixture separately until ready to use.
  • Remove
    Chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Cook on lightly greased grill on medium-high heat 6 to 7 min. on each side or until done (165ºF [74ºC]). Cool; thinly slice and refrigerate until use.
  • For each serving:
  • Spread
    1 bread slice with 1/2 Tbsp. (7 mL) of the reserved dressing mixture. Top with 1 cheese slice, 1 sliced chicken breast, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) each olives and onions, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) raisins and second cheese slice. Top with 1 bread slice spread with 1/2 Tbsp. (7 mL) dressing mixture.
  • Melt
    1-1/2 tsp. (7 mL) butter in skillet or on flat-top grill on medium-high heat. Cook sandwich 2 to 3 min. on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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