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Sticky Jack Daniel's Sub Melt

If this doesn't make you drool, we don't know what will!!

As we continue to explore the USA in our SORTED Eats series, we stumble across the ever popular sub.

The Italian sub sandwich has been adopted by the United States and our version is brimming with Jack Daniel's marinated chicken and monterey jack cheese then toasted to a melt.... YUM!

Ingredients & RecipePrint


  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 red onions, peeled
  • a glug of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of soft brown sugar
  • a few splashes of smoked Tabasco
  • a few shots of Jack Daniels (60ml / 4 tbsp)
  • a squeeze of tomato ketchup (150ml / 1 US Cup)
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 8 slices of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 subs
  • salad to serve


finely chop the garlic and slice the red onion.
heat the oil and gently fry the onion and garlic until soft, then remove from the heat.
add the paprika, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Tabasco, tomato ketchup and Jack Daniels to the onions. Give it a good stir.
take half of Jack Daniels sauce and mix it with the chicken. Leave in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour or preferably overnight.
preheat an oven to 200ÂșC and preheat a grill to medium-high.
stick the chicken onto a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
slice the chicken into thin strips as soon as its cool enough to handle.
heat the remaining Jack Daniels sauce and chuck in the torn chicken.
lay out the bacon on a tray and cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes until crispy.
halve the subs and lay out on a grill tray.
spoon the chicken onto the bottom halves of the sliced bread and top with the bacon strips then lay out the cheese on top.
toast the sandwich halves until the cheese begins to bubble.
combine the two halves and serve with salad or slaw!

serves 4

Sticky Jack Daniel's Sub Melt

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