Ode to the Rooster

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups shredded best-quality sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup drained, chopped pepperoncini

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 large Hawaiian sweet rolls (or potato rolls)

4 prepared fried boneless chicken breasts

Hot sauce, for serving


  1. Pulse the cheese, mayonnaise and pepperoncini in a food processor until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  2. Slice the rolls; place a chicken breast on each roll and top with about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Wrap the sandwiches in foil and keep chilled until ready to use.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium. Place the foil-wrapped sandwiches cheese-side down on the grill and heat through, flipping once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with your favorite hot sauce.