23 Mouthwatering Chicken Sandwich Recipes

Sink Your Teeth Into One of These Super Sammies

Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Truffle Mustard

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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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    Ultimate Ranch Fried Chicken Club Sandwich

    Ultimate Ranch Fried Chicken Club Sandwich

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    Quintessential Cobb salad ingredients are transformed into a delicious fried tower in this recipe. Buttermilk-soaked chicken, bacon, blue and Colby jack cheeses, zesty ranch dressing, runny egg, and fresh tomatoes and lettuce are all piled high into a buttered toasted pretzel bun.

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    Chicken Waldorf Sandwiches

    Chicken Salad Sandwich
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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 it 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.

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    Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches

    Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches

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    A slow cooker is the secret to making these Italian-style sandwiches with a warm chicken filling. Succulent thighs and a few veggies are cooked low and slow until tender, then mixed with mayonnaise, pesto, and tomatoes and served on soft and chewy focaccia bread.

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    Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Truffle Mustard

    Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Truffle Mustard

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    Roasted chicken adds protein to this hearty Caprese sandwich 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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    Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

    Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

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    If you enjoy spicy food, we may have your new favorite sandwich! Crispy fried chicken and tangy homemade pickles are slathered with a hot and spicy pepper sauce, then packed into warm, buttery biscuits in this hearty recipe that makes a great addition to game day platters.

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    Grilled Chicken and Apple Sandwiches

    Grilled Chicken and Apple Sandwiches

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    This 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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    Chicken Salad on Waffles

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    Try this lunch sandwich inspired by the classic Southern dish of chicken and waffles. Chunks of cooked white meat are mixed with mayo, mustard, celery, then served piled on top of hot and crisp toasted freezer waffles.

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    Classic Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    Classic Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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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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    Tropical Coconut Fried Chicken Sandwich

    Tropical Coconut Fried Chicken Sandwich

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    This fried chicken sandwich with tropical-inspired flavors will transport you to the Caribbean, no passport required! The coconut- and Panko-breaded bird is sweet, crispy, and totally irresistible. Avocado, fresh cucumber slices, and homemade sweet chili aioli add even more flavor.

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    Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches

    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 sammie. Thin chicken cutlets are coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then sauteed quickly in a little butter, then served on a hoagie bun with mayo, mustard, tomato, and lettuce.

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    Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

    Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

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    This Indian-style curry chicken salad uses Greek yogurt along with mayonnaise in the dressing, for fewer calories and a welcome tangy flavor. Indian spices, honey, Sriracha, resh herbs, diced vegetables, cashews, and dried cranberries round out the ingredients for a spicy-sweet filling that tastes great layered onto bagels with some kale leaves and cucumber slices for crunch.

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    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

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    Buffalo chicken sandwiches are an essential game day snack that are 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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    Here's an easy way to enjoy the gourmet tastes of chicken cordon bleu without all the effort of stuffing chicken breasts. Butterflied brease 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 the 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.

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    Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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    You'll need a smoker to prepare this recipe for pulled chicken, which is quicker than pulled pork, but has the same spicy, tangy flavors. Apply a quick homemade rub, smoke the chicken, shred the meat, and mix it with your favorite prepared barbecue sauce. Pile the meat on warm toasted split buns along with some coleslaw for crunch.

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    Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini

    Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini

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    You can use a panini maker for this pressed chicken 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

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    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.

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    Cajun Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    Cajun Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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    With powerhouse flavor from teriyaki sauce and cajun seasonings—not to mention bacon—this grilled chicken sandwich has it all. Boneless breasts are pounded thin, seasoned, and cooked on the grill for great smoky flavor, then nestled into buns with crispy bacon strips, lettuce, roasted red peppers, and your favorite cheese.

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    Chicken, Mozzarella, and Avocado Sandwich

    Chicken, Mozzarella and Avocado Sandwich

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    This colorful and tangy pretzel bun sandwich features sliced roasted chicken breast, alongside avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, fresh mozzarella, and honey dijon mustard. You can use the quick pickling method shared in this recipe for other vegetables, too.

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    Chicken Po'boy Sandwich

    Chicken Po'boy Sandwich

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    Po'boys are a classic Louisiana sandwich served in a hollowed out baguette. Usually made with seafood, this version 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 Sandwiches

    Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

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    Did you know you can make chicken sandwich filling in your crockpot? Budget-friendly thighs are cooked low and slow with a barbecue sauce until they're fall-apart tender. 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

    Monte Cristo Sandwich

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    The Monte Cristo 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.