• Difficulty: Easy
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-4



  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup jarred cherry peppers (sweet or spicy)
  • 2 tsp brine from cherry peppers
  • Black pepper


  • 1 lb chicken breasts (about 2 large breasts)
  • Salt
  • Cooking (vegetable or olive) oil
  • 1 Red or green bell pepper
  • 1 large white or yellow onion
  • 6-8 slices gluten-free sandwich bread (you can substitute rice or noodles if you prefer)
  • 6-8 slices provolone cheese
  • 6-8 slices American cheese


You can complete these steps in one pan or two, depending if you prefer to eat sooner or use fewer dishes.

  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F (190° C)
  2. Finely chop the cherry peppers and mix the sauce ingredients together. Set the sauce aside to spread on the sandwiches later.
  3. Thinly slice the bell pepper, onion, then chicken breasts, making sure to avoid cross-contamination.
  4. If using one skillet, heat about a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch skillet until it shimmers. If using two skillets, heat about a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch skillet and about 2 tablespoons of oil in a 10-12 inch skillet.
  5. Add the chicken in a thin layer, then season with about a teaspoon of salt and a half teaspoon of pepper. If using two skillets, add the onion and bell pepper together to the second skillet. Cook, stirring to prevent burning, until done (about 3-4 minutes).
  6. If using one skillet, move the chicken from the pan to a plate and keep warm (by covering with foil or setting the plate in a turned-off microwave). Add about two tablespoons of oil to the skillet, wait for the oil to shimmer again, then add the onion and bell pepper.
  7. Arrange 6-8 slices of sandwich bread onto a sheet pan, and spread the sauce onto each to taste (noting that extra sauce doesn’t hurt gluten-free bread).
  8. Add cooked chicken, onion, and peppers to each slice, then top with a slice of provolone and a slice of American cheese.
  9. Add the sandwiches to the oven and cook until cheese is very melty, about 5-10 minutes. At your preference, you may want to switch the oven to a low broil setting, but leaving it on bake is fine too.
  10. Using a spatula, transfer the desired number of sandwiches to a plate (if I’m hungry, I can eat about 3) and enjoy!