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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Campfire Chicken BLTs

When you can't decide between grilled chicken and a BLT, have both! This sandwich is delicious and fun.  Make it over the campfire, the grill or in the house, just make it!

close up of grilled chicken sandwich with tomatoes, bacon and avocado on the sandwich

     We love a good BLT. There is something so simple and delicious about them and they are a sure sign summer is here. In fact my husband is almost ritualistic about it. The second the first big sandwich tomato starts getting color, he makes sure there is bacon in the house.

    A few summers back I was on the road for work and grandma was riding along. My husband and a friend were working on a home improvement project while we were gone.

    She was worried about what they'd eat in my absence when they were working so hard. I assured her that I made sure there was plenty of bread, bacon and lettuce around before I left.

    Along with plenty of chips and they would be just fine. She was so tickled at the idea of them making BLTs.

crinkle fries and chicken sandwich

    In fact, that friend would have had his feelings really hurt if he wasn't invited for the first BLTs of the year. Now that there are kids in the picture, he isn't around for dinner as much as he once was.

    He's a good daddy and eats with his family. But we always still feel a little guilty when we have BLTs without him.

      So when the tomatoes started turning red this year, I instinctively picked up some bacon and lettuce. It was all planned, the master bacon maker of the family would step up and prepare dinner and give me the night off. We were all looking forward to it.


    He was working outside at work amd smelled somebody grilling chicken.

     Who does something so rude?!

      So then he was torn. The chicken smelled so good and he wanted to grill too, but we already had our hearts set on BLTs.

    He waffled and hemmed and hawed and sweated it out. He was so torn that he stopped what he was doing to consult me on the matter.

cooking bacon and chicken breasts over wood fire

    Then inspiration struck. We could do both!

    I picked up some bakery fresh onion rolls on the way home and we were ready to rock. Now those of you who come here often know he likes to cook over a wood fire.

    So we did it all that way. He fried the bacon in a cast iron skillet over the fire. Then he did some chicken breasts.

    He envisioned a honey mustard spread, so we did some that way and some with slices of avocado. Both were great.

   He was so proud of his problem solving capabilities and he is always happy to make a delicious meal for us since that is normally my arena.

grilled chicken sandwich on fresh onion roll

   We will definitely be making these delicious sandwiches again! What are your favorite ways to serve up a BLT?

grilled chicken sandwich, blt sandwich
Yield: 1 Sandwich
Author: Cooking With Carlee
Campfire Chicken BLTs

Campfire Chicken BLTs

When you can't decide between grilled chicken and a BLT, have both! This sandwich is delicious and fun. Make it over the campfire, the grill or in the house, just make it!
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 25 M


  • 1 bakery fresh roll
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, seasoned with pepper and seasoned salt
  • 2-3 strips bacon, cooked crispy
  • 1 large tomato slice
  • lettuce
  • 1-2 Tablespoon honey mustard sauce (recipe below)
  • optional extras: slice of cheese, slices of avocado
Honey Mustard Sauce
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 1-2 T honey


  1. My husband likes to make it all over the campfire, but you can obviously do the bacon inside.
  2. Grill the chicken until cooked through. We kept our seasonings simple and stuck to just pepper and seasoned salt to go with all of the toppings.
  3. Assemble your sandwich according to your wishes!
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When you can't decide between grilled chicken and a BLT, have both! This sandwich is delicious and fun.  Make it over the campfire, the grill or in the house, just make it!


  1. Absolutely brilliant and absolutely delicious looking! I cannot believe as much as I love BLTs and chicken that I didn't ever think of this? Ahhhh The taste of summer!

    1. Sometimes you have to be planning one dinner and smelling another to put it all together ;-)

  2. We love BLT's and I really want to eat the one in your picture right now! The chicken actually sounds pretty good right now too. I'm thinking that I must be hungry!

    1. You might as well do what we did and pile it all up on a nice bun and call it a day ;-)

  3. Hi Carlee, this would fit perfectly in Food on Friday: August under the chicken theme. Hope you bring it on over to share with everybody. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    1. Hi Carole! Sorry it has been so long since I have popped over!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Please keep our great state of Texas in your thoughts and prayers as we are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hope you have a good week.
    Miz Helen

    1. We are definitely thinking of you, Miz Helen!

    2. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

  5. Oh yum! These look so great--you could even take everything cooked and just assemble at a campsite!

    1. That would be an excellent idea and make it go a lot quicker!

  6. Perfection! Love the addition of the Honey Mustard Sauce!

    1. The honey mustard really brought it all together! Thank you!


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