Moroccan Chicken Sandwich with Manchego Cheese and Preserved Lemons

After making Moroccan Chicken I had some leftovers that needed to be used.  As I have said in previous posts, I make that dish pretty often so I am always trying to come up with new, tasty recipes for the leftovers.  I decided to try the chicken on a grilled cheese sandwich along with Manchego cheese, caramelized onions and preserved lemons.  The preserved lemons and caramelized onions are sauteed together with honey so their flavors can mingle.  Manchego is a Spanish cheese that has the consistency of mozzarella and has a slightly tangy flavor.  I had it once at a mexican restaurant and I was looking forward to having it again.  It melts great so I thought it would work nicely on a grilled cheese sandwich.  This sandwich was simple to make and the flavors were so good together.


Moroccan Chicken Sandwich with Manchego Cheese and Preserved Lemons
(makes 2 sandwiches)
Printable Version


  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 cooked Moroccan Chicken legs, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 preserved lemon, washed, pith removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • olive oil
  • handful of slices manchego cheese


  1. In a 375F oven, warm the chicken legs. Remove from the oven and shred the meat with a fork.  
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and preserved lemon. Add the honey and saute until the onions are soft and golden brown.
  3. Add the cheese on one slice of bread, then the pulled chicken, then the caramelized onion and lemon mixture.
  4. Grill on a panini/foreman grill or in a shallow, greased pan until the cheese has melted.

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