Honey Balsamic Chicken Melt

I partnered with Tessemae’s and Bloggin’ Mamas to bring you this sponsored collaboration.

Before my peanut-allergic son was born, my husband and I used to eat these sandwiches at least once a week. They were my go-to for events, dinners, etc.

Then my son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy and had a reaction to the dressing we had been using.


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Enter the lifesaver. Okay, the sandwich saver.

Tessemae’s All Natural Dressing & Marinade.

Tesserae's All Natural Dressing & Marinade
P.S. I’m totally obsessed with the packaging

This company is incredible. Some brothers decided to make their mom’s all-natural recipes famous. Even better than the family love and squishy childhood memories – their commitment to healthy eating and living!

Here’s the deal. Once you become a food allergy parent you get connected with the food allergy community. When we hang out with our milk-allergic friends, our gluten-free or egg-allergic friends it’s really hard to find something we can all eat. Think about it – ranch has milk and eggs, some caesar dressings randomly have anchovies, the honey balsamic dressing we used to use for this recipe has nuts.

But Tessemae’s All Natural is not only all natural – it’s gluten free and dairy free! While it’s not listed on the label – the company told me it doesn’t use any nuts!

Tessemae’s All Natural can bring our big food allergy family (community) together over some delicious food. We tried all four flavors the company sent us – Balsamic, Honey Balsamic, Green Goddess and Lemon Garlic.

Every single one of these flavors has something different to offer. Even the Balsamic tastes different from your run-of-the-mill dressing. It’s the fresh flavors. The evidence of the all natural is in the taste – it tastes fresh.

Let me tell you more about my favorite flavor (remember, the sandwich saver) – Honey Balsamic! Here’s how I used it in the Honey Balsamic Chicken Melt.

After your bell peppers and onions are nice and tender, you can pour in this deliciousness. Yummmmm.

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Once your chicken, dressing, bell peppers and onions are all mixed up – throw it on top of some french bread. Add some cheese and pop it in your pre-broiled oven.

honey balsamic chicken melt

Do not leave the oven’s side. The moment the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted – pull that deliciousness out! You can tell I charred the bread just a bit (I repeat. Do not leave the oven’s side).

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You’ll notice I added some of the dressing on top. It’s that good. Trust me.

honey balsamic chicken melt

And wha-la.

honey balsamic chicken melt

We made this about two weeks ago now. Just last night my husband was asking if I could make it again. He even started googling where to get this stuff!

You can find it at Whole Foods Market, Fred Meyer and QFC! If that’s not in your neighborhood – just order online! We will be ordering all of these again!

– 1/2 c. (plus 1/4 c. – 1/2 c) Tessemae’s All Natural’s Honey Balsamic
– 2 TBS. olive oil
– 1/2 Onion
– 1 Green Bell Pepper
– 2 Cooked Chicken Breasts
– 4 Slices Mozzarella Cheese
– Loaf of French Bread

Preheat broiler
2. On the stove cook onion and bell pepper in olive oil until tender
3. Add cooked chicken and Tessemae’s Honey Balsamic dressing until heated through
4. Split french bread in half horizontally
5. Spoon chicken and dressing mixture onto bottom half of loaf
6. Put mozzarella slices on top of the chicken mixture
7. Broil until the cheese is melted
8. Add dressing on top of cooked sandwich. Dressing can also be used to dip!
9. Serve immediately!

Are you whipping this up yourself? Show me how it turns out on Instagram – and you can find Tessemae’s All Natural there too!

Tesserae’s All Natural is compensating me for this, but my opinions are all mine!


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