Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich Recipe: Crowd-Pleasing Meal!

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Crunchy, cheesy, a little bit spicy, and a little bit sweet – these Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwiches are packed with flavour! This homemade Chick-fil-A copycat recipe uses healthier ingredients but tastes even better.

The easy-to-make pimento cheese is layered over honey-drizzled chicken breast, creating a delicious twist on the classic chicken sandwich.

After seeing the buzz about the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich on social media, I had to try making my version! I used cauli crunch, and whole wheat buns, and added spicy sprouts or micro greens for a healthy yet comforting meal.

These sandwiches are incredibly flavorful! The mild jalapeños add a tasty pepper kick without being too spicy. The crunchy chicken breast and creamy pimento cheese make every bite delicious. Pair these sandwiches with a salad or some crunchy raw veggies – they’re perfect for spring!

The ingredients for these sandwiches are simple and easy to find. To store them, keep the pimento cheese and chicken breasts in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, or freeze them for 1-2 months. Enjoy these flavorful sandwiches any time!

Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich Recipe

The new Chick-fil-A honey pepper pimento chicken sandwich is all the craze right now, so I had to see if I could make it at home! My version features grilled chicken thighs and homemade pimento cheese that's absolutely delicious. The jalapeño peppers, pimento cheese, and honey work perfectly together, and the grilled chicken is tender and juicy. This sandwich has everything you could want!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 555 kcal


For the Chicken

  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp Chicken rub or all-purpose BBQ rub
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

For the Sandwich

  • 2 Brioche buns
  • 8 –10 pickled Jalapeños
  • 1 cup shredded Lettuce
  • 2 tbsp Honey

For the Pimento Cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz Jarred pimentos
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 oz softened Cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Prepare the Chicken:

  • Coat the chicken thighs with olive oil and season with chicken rub or all-purpose BBQ rub.
  • Grill the chicken thighs over medium-high heat, flipping occasionally, until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Make the Pimento Cheese:

  • Combine all the pimento cheese ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Assemble the Sandwich:

  • Toast the brioche buns if desired.
  • Build the sandwich by adding a layer of shredded lettuce on the bottom bun.
  • Add 4-5 pickled jalapeños on top of the lettuce.
  • Place one grilled chicken thigh on top of the jalapeños.
  • Add a big spoonful of pimento cheese over the chicken.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Top with the other half of the brioche bun.


  • Perfect Grilling: To ensure your chicken thighs are juicy and flavorful, grill them over medium-high heat and flip them regularly. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165°F to avoid overcooking.
  • Creamy Pimento Cheese: Make sure your cream cheese is softened to room temperature before mixing it with the other pimento cheese ingredients. This will help everything blend smoothly for a creamy texture.
  • Customizable Heat: If you prefer a milder sandwich, reduce the number of pickled jalapeños or use a milder pepper. Conversely, for more heat, add extra jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce to the pimento cheese mixture.
Keyword Easy pimento sandwich, Homemade chicken sandwich, Honey pepper chicken sandwich, Honey pepper pimento recipe, Pimento cheese chicken, Sweet spicy chicken sandwich

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories555 kcal
Sodium1279 mg
Calcium379 mg

How Do I Ensure the Chicken Thighs Are Cooked Properly?

How Do I Ensure the Chicken Thighs Are Cooked Properly?

To make sure your chicken thighs are cooked properly, grill them over medium-high heat, flipping them regularly. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165°F. This ensures the chicken is juicy and fully cooked.

How Do I Make the Pimento Cheese?

To make the pimento cheese, combine shredded cheddar cheese, jarred pimentos, mayonnaise, softened cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Mix until smooth and creamy. This cheese mixture adds a rich and flavorful layer to your sandwich.

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