Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Smoked Gouda and Habanero Hot Sauce - Recipe

Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Smoked Gouda and Habanero Hot Sauce - Recipe

A recipe for grilled chicken drenched in spicy habanero hot sauce on toasty buns topped with smoked gouda and sauteed peppers. Let’s spice things up!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, habanero, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Sandwiches
Calories 519 kcal


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasonings
  • ¼ cup Moore’s Habanero Hot Sauce + More for Serving
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces smoked gouda cheese shredded


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 red jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 2 habanero peppers sliced
  • Pinch of salt


  • 4 toasted sub rolls
  • Fresh chopped herbs
  • Spicy chili flakes


  1. Heat your grill or a grill pan to medium heat.
  2. Slice the chicken breast into strips about ¾” thick. It helps if you pop the chicken breast into the freezer for about 30 minutes before slicing.
  3. Toss the chicken in a bowl with the Cajun seasonings and ¼ cup of Moore’s Habanero Hot Sauce. Make sure the strips are nicely coated. For more flavor, let the chicken marinate at least 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grates and grill the chicken strips about 6-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, heat a small pan to medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the peppers and sauté them a couple minutes per side, until they begin to blacken. Remove from the heat.
  6. Serve the chicken on the toasted sub rolls, then top with shredded gouda cheese and sautéed peppers. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and spicy chili flakes.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: HOT. You’ll get a delectable heat here with the addition of the sautéed habanero and jalapeno peppers along with the habanero hot sauce. If you’d like to dial back on the heat, use less hot sauce and skip the habanero peppers.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Smoked Gouda and Habanero Hot Sauce - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 1120mg 47%
Potassium 763mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 24.2%
Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 21.7%
Iron 66.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.