14 Mouthwatering Chicken Sandwich Recipes

Sink your teeth into one of these super sammies

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

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Chicken sandwiches are a delicious idea for summer picnics, weeknight dinners, or brown bag lunches. Poultry plays well with so many ingredients and is adaptable to different cuisines, making it an easy sandwich choice, whether you prefer a classic chicken salad, decadent fried chicken tower, or a sammie inspired by global flavors. Here are all the ways you can enjoy the bird between two buns.

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    Chicken Waldorf Sandwich

    Chicken Waldorf Sandwiches

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    The original Waldorf salad was invented at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel as a simple combination of chopped apples, celery, and a mayonnaise dressing. Add chicken, walnuts, and raisins, plus tangy honey mustard to the luscious combination and serve this chicken Waldorf sandwich on some rich raisin bread for a tasty sandwich.

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    Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich

    Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich

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    Want to satisfy your salty-sweet cravings all at once? Look no further than this insanely delicious, Southern-inspired fried chicken sandwich that uses split glazed donuts as the "bun." Be sure to bring the sandwich together while the donut and chicken are still piping hot to maximize the melty madness. Everyone will love this fried chicken donut sandwich!

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    Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich With Truffle Mustard

    Caprese Sandwich
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    Roasted chicken adds protein to this hearty roasted chicken Caprese sandwich with truffle mustard with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, basil, and peppery arugula. The filling is dressed in a white balsamic vinaigrette made special with the addition of truffle mustard.

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    Grilled Chicken and Apple Sandwiches

    Grilled Chicken and Apple Sandwiches

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    This recipe for grilled chicken and apple sandwiches is not your everyday grilled cheese. The combination of sweet-tart apple, Swiss cheese, chicken, and an easy lemon-mayonnaise dressing is fabulous when pressed between slices of whole wheat bread. Serve it with some hot tomato soup or chicken noodle soup for a satisfying lunch or easy weeknight dinner.

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    Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

    Chicken salad sandwich

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    The classic chicken salad sandwich is a potluck and picnic favorite for good reason. Use leftover chicken or a store-bought rotisserie bird to make preparation simple. The chopped chicken is combined with onion, celery, dill pickle relish, hard-boiled egg, and some mayonnaise. Feel free to add your favorite snipped fresh herbs too, such as chives, thyme, or parsley. Serve on split rolls or croissants.

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    Chicken Cutlet Sandwich

    Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches

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    When you're hungry for a warm, filling sandwich, you can really sink your teeth into this skillet chicken cutlet sandwich. Thin chicken cutlets are coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then sautéed quickly in a little butter, then served on a hoagie bun with mayo, mustard, tomato, and lettuce.

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    Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

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    This recipe for Buffalo chicken sandwiches is an essential game day snack that is great for weekend lunches, too. Crispy, spicy poultry is smothered in ranch dressing and Buffalo sauce, topped with carrot chips, arugula, and crumbled blue cheese, then tucked into a buttery toasted potato bun.

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

    Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

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    This chicken cordon bleu sandwich is an easy way to enjoy the gourmet tastes of chicken cordon bleu without all the effort of stuffing chicken breasts. Butterflied breast is dipped in buttermilk, dredged in flour, and fried up in a pan, before joining deli ham and Swiss cheese inside a toasty bun. If you can, allow time for brining the chicken overnight, for super tender and juicy meat.

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    General Tso Fried Chicken Sandwich With Asian Slaw

    General Tso Fried Chicken Sandwich with Crunchy Asian Slaw

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    General Tso chicken is a popular Chinese restaurant takeout dish that inspired this sandwich. Crispy chunks of fried bird are tossed in a sweet-spicy sauce, topped with crunchy Asian slaw, and served with creamy Japanese mayo on brioche. If you are pressed for time, you can skip making the sauce and buy it from the grocery store. This General Tso fried chicken sandwich with Asian slaw will be a hit with guests!

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    Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini

    Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini Recipe

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    You can use a panini maker for this pressed grilled chicken and mozzarella panini sandwich or follow the tips included to make it on your gas or charcoal grill. Boneless, skinless, seasoned chicken breasts are sprinkled with rosemary and garlic, and grilled until cooked through and juicy. They're added to buns, topped with Italian dressing, sliced mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and a little olive oil. Fantastico!

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    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

     Kristina Vanni

    Italian-American favorite chicken Parmesan gets re-imagined as a fabulously filling sandwich. Marinated chicken cutlets are coated with seasoned bread crumbs, pan-fried until crispy and tender, and layered onto buns with three types of cheese, tomato sauce, olive oil, and sea salt, for a quick broil in the oven. Fresh basil added just before serving is the perfect finishing touch to this chicken parmesan sandwich.

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    Chicken Po'boy Sandwich

    Chicken Po'boy Sandwich

     Grilled Cheese Social

    Po'boys are a classic Louisiana sandwich served in a hollowed-out baguette. Usually made with seafood, this chicken po'boy sandwich calls for chicken, coating it in flour and frying it up 'til golden brown. It's packed into bread with a little mayo, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.

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    Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

    Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwiches
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    Did you know you can make a chicken sandwich filling in your crockpot? Budget-friendly thighs are cooked low and slow with a barbecue sauce until they're fall-apart tender. For this slow cooker barbecue chicken sandwich, scoop the meat onto toasted buns and top with prepared or homemade coleslaw for an easy weeknight dinner.

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    Monte Cristo Sandwich

    Classic Monte Cristo sandwich

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    The Monte Cristo sandwich is a classic French toast-style sandwich that makes an elegant brunch or lunch treat. The filling is a combination of sliced chicken (you could also use turkey), ham, and Swiss or Gruyere cheese, along with some mayo and mustard. Once assembled, the entire sandwich is battered in an egg mixture, and then pan-fried to brown on both sides.