Roast chicken melts with jalapeño mayo and salsa

 In Chicken, Lunch, Recipes, Sandwiches


Get all our recipes sent to you for FREE!
Email address
First Name

Toasted sourdough topped with chicken and mozzarella, spicy jalapeño mayo and zesty salsa makes these roast chicken melts a great way to use leftovers.

Roast chicken melt with jalapeño mayo and salsa

I am a sandwich obsessive. Put anything between two slices of bread and I’m bound to love it. I had some left-over roast chicken a couple of days ago and knew it was destined to be turned into an awesome sandwich. But there are so many options. I decided to take inspiration from one of my favourite sandwiches at one of my favourite restaurants, Lucky Bread Co. They have this spicy chicken melt, mozzarella sandwich thing that makes my mouth water every.single.time.

It comes served with jalapeño mayo, salsa and fresh avocado and good grief, it’s perfection. So, I took all those elements and created my own version of their classic. Enter: Roast chicken melts you are going to swoon over.

We gobbled these chicken melts down in minutes. Every bite is filled with succulent chicken, creamy and spicy mayo and freshness from the salsa. Add the perfectly ripe avo and good sourdough and you have the sandwich equivalent of euphoria. So the next time you have some roast chicken leftovers or some Rotisserie chicken lying around, make this sandwich. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Roast chicken melt with jalapeño mayo and salsa

What makes a sandwich a melt?

The difference between a melt and a grilled cheese is that a melt is assembled with the filling (usually meat) with cheese over the top and then heated for the cheese to melt over the filling before sandwiching with another slice of bread.

What is the best cheese to use for a melt sandwich?

Any good melting cheese will work:

  • Mozzarella
  • Fontina
  • Raclette
  • Gruyere
  • Provolone
  • Taleggio

What is the best bread to use for a melt sandwich?

Sourdough is always the best option in my opinion but French bread (baguette), country bread or even thick slices of white bread will all work well.

Roast chicken melt with jalapeño mayo and salsa

More sandwich recipes you will love:

Print Pin
5 from 2 votes

Roast chicken melts with jalapeño mayo and salsa

Toasted sourdough topped with chicken and mozzarella, spicy jalapeño mayo and zesty salsa makes these roast chicken melts a great way to use leftovers.
Course Chicken, leftovers, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword Melt sandwich, Roast chicken melt, Sandwich recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 465kcal
Author Alida Ryder


for the jalapeño mayo

  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeños chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayo I used Hellmans
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice from the jalapeños

for the salsa

  • 1 ripe tomato finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • handful fresh parsley or coriander, finely chopped
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

for the sandwich

  • 4 slices sourdough bread toasted
  • 1 chicken breast thinly sliced
  • mozzarella cheese thinly sliced
  • ½ avocado thinly sliced
  • fresh coriander to garnish


  • Pre-heat the grill of your oven on the hottest setting.
  • Combine the ingredients for the jalapeño mayo and set aside.
  • Do the same with the salsa ingredients.
  • To assemble the sandwich, place the chicken on two slices of the sourdough then top with the mozzarella. Place the sandwiches on a baking tray and place in the oven.
  • Allow the cheese to melt and become golden brown then remove from the oven.
  • Spread the mayo on the remaining slice of bread then top the sandwich with the avo slices and a generous spoonful of salsa. Top with the fresh coriander and close the sandwich with the mayo-slathered bread.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 14.1% | Vitamin C: 21% | Calcium: 5.2% | Iron: 18.2%

Chicken Caesar sandwich with no-egg Caesar salad dressing

Chicken Caesar sandwich

The very best chicken salad sandwich

Chicken salad sandwich

Previous Post
Next Post
Recommended Posts
Showing 13 comments
  • Raschell

    My mouth is watering. What a gorgeous sandwich and thanks for posting!

  • Chicken sandwich

    Such a yummy sandwich felling so hungry going to try this…

  • Debora

    Oh my word!!! These are ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!! I’m making the salsa and mayonnaise again tonight to put in wraps

    • Alida Ryder

      So glad you liked them Debora! And that salsa and mayonnaise is addictive, right?

  • Pang {circahappy}

    I can’t wait to see the finished project, Alida. Meanwhile, I am just going to check out your IG 🙂
    For this gorgeous sandwich, I would devour them in a speed of light once I make them. They look SOOOOO delicious. Love jalapeño mayo 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks Pang. Yeah, that jalapeno mayo does the trick in this sandwich! x

  • Sabrina

    These melts sounds delicious!

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Welcome back and congratulations on your new home. Moving and trying to get some semblance of normalcy is difficult! I’m looking forward to seeing your scrumptious recipes. This sandwich looks delicious! Thank you for sharing .

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks so much Marisa! Yes, trying to get back to normal is seeming like an impossible task at the moment but hopefully soon things will start slotting into place again. Thanks for your comment!

  • Lynne

    Hi Alida, congrats on your home. It’s hard work, but it’s all worth it. From what I can see in the pic’s you have done a beautiful job. Little Riley is gorgeous and sooooo cute.
    I am right there with you with sandwiches and your Roast Chicken one looks so divine and so so tasty. Definitely will be making it and soon 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks so much Lynne. Please let me know what you think of the sandwich once you’ve tried it!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get all our recipes sent to you for FREE!
Email address
First Name
Asian noodle salad with peanut ginger dressingvegetable burrito bowls