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You will never need another chicken sandwich recipe once you have tried the best ever chicken sandwiches. They’re quick, easy, freezable and delicious!

Best ever chicken sandwich recipe - easy to make and delicious!

The best ever chicken sandwich recipe

This is not a new recipe.

The best ever chicken sandwich recipe is actually quite a classic recipe in my family but I posted it back in the early days when my photos were rubbish and you would have probably taken one look at them and been turned off immediately.

Those old photos did this recipe nowhere near as much credit as they are due.

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Chicken sandwiches sound like a pretty standard thing. 

Until now. 

Just wait until you try my mum’s scrumptious shredded chicken sandwich masterpiece.

Mum created this one herself.

For years and years whenever we went out to lunch, there was only one place that we went – Buzz cafe – and every time we got the exact same thing – chicken finger sandwiches with creamy chicken filling.

Best ever chicken sandwich - quick, easy and delicious!

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They were so good. 

So good we ordered them for years but then one day Mum decided it was time to try making them herself and after a bit of experimenting and quite a few sandwiches eaten, she came up with the best ever chicken sandwich recipe.

Some people take some convincing to get past the idea of a green sandwich but no one has ever had any bad words to say about them.

In fact I think they are the recipe I’m asked for most from friends and family.

Every time I host a party (even the kids parties) and Mum offers to make something I always ask her to make chicken sandwiches.

They make great party food and are pretty easy to prepare.

What do you need to make the best ever chicken sandwiches? 

To make this recipe you will need just a few simple ingredients: 

  • Chicken breasts – you could also use chicken thighs but I prefer breasts – chicken tenders could also be used (they’re often less expensive). You could also use leftover roast chicken or rotisserie chicken.  
  • Shallots
  • Mayo – we use a combination of whole egg mayonnaise and Kewpie mayo
  • Bread of choice – we used one packet of garlic and herb wraps
  • Salt and black pepper

Why do chicken sandwiches have mayo

Creamy spreads like mayonnaise, sour cream or cream cheese make your chicken sandwich extra rich and delicious. 

If you want to make it a little healthier, you can use plain Greek yogurt to make your sandwich in place of the mayo.

The filling is almost like a chunky chicken paste made with cooked chicken breast and some mayo but don’t worry all you mayo-haters.

Dad won’t touch mayo with a ten foot pole but even he loves these sandwiches (probably doesn’t know there’s mayo in them so don’t tell!). 

Are chicken sandwiches healthy?

‘Healthy’ is a little subjective when it comes to a sandwich I feel. 

Personally, I would call it a healthy meal. 

You could add a side salad to increase the nutritional value. 

How to assemble the sandwiches

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Start by cooking the chicken. We’ve found the best way to do this is to make them little individual aluminium foil boats. 

Place one piece of chicken in each one, drizzle with olive oil and add the shallots then seal it up. 

Bake at 180C fan-forced for about 25 minutes or until cooked through. 

You can also cook the chicken in the slow cooker which makes it extra tender. About 4 hours on low (just check on it because this will vary depending on the size of the chicken fillets). 

Let them cool then shred them up with your fingers or use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. 

Stir or mix through (or you can use a food processor) the mayo until everything is combined. 

Spread your chicken filling on your chosen bread. 

For our chicken wedge wraps we cover a wrap in filling, then repeat until we run out of wraps or filling. 

Slice it up with a serrated knife to serve (it’s best to keep a few paper towels under it until you’re ready to serve). 

See what I mean about the awful photos?

Chicken sandwich recipe - quick, easy and delicious

Now if the green stack style really is too different for you then feel free to make these on your favourite bread. 

Whatever you like will work.

What is the best bread for a chicken sandwich?

We have filled baguettes, rolled it in lavosh and made regular white bread sandwiches and Mum has even made a gluten free version on little lettuce wraps. 

Whatever outrageous chicken sandwich idea you have you can probably create it with this recipe. 

Some other options: 

  • Ciabatta – Ciabbatta is often compared to a French baguette and has a slightly sour taste with a hearty crust. 
  • Brioche buns – mini buns would work really well for this recipe. 
  • Whole Wheat Wraps – or any other type of wrap
  • Hamburger bun – to make a different take on a chicken burger
  • Sourdough bread – if you like a really soft bread then sourdough possibly isn’t for you though.
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Can you freeze chicken sandwich filling

Another great thing about these sandwiches is that you can make the filling and then freeze it so you can whip up the best ever chicken sandwiches at a moment’s notice.

Pop the filling in a ziplock bag and flatten it out then into the freezer. 

​Defrost in the fridge overnight. 

I’m pretty sure Mum always has some stashed away in her freezer.

I seriously insist you make this recipe. 

Trust me if you like chicken sandwiches this is the only recipe you will ever need. 

What goes well in a chicken sandwich?

This chicken sandwich filling really is all you need to create the best ever chicken sandwich. 

If you’d like to add a little something though, some standard additions for chicken sandwiches that would go well with this filling are: 

  • Lettuce – or spinach or rocket/arugula 
  • Tomato
  • Red onion
  • Pickles 
  • Chopped walnuts are also a popular addition.

How to make a sandwich for lunch without getting soggy?

If you want to make this sandwich ahead of time to pack for lunch, to stop it going soggy you can first put a piece of lettuce on the bread, then place chicken filling on top and add another piece of lettuce. 

This will stop the bread from going soggy. 

How do you pack a chicken sandwich for lunch?

One way to pack a chicken sandwich for lunch to make sure it’s as good as fresh is to use parchment paper (aka baking paper). 

It absorbs a little bit of moisture without drying out your sandwich. 

Us the double-wrap method. Firstly wrap your sandwich in a layer of paper. 

Slice the sandwich in half through the paper and then wrap in another layer of paper.

Should you toast bread for a sandwich?

Personally we’d never heard of toasting bread for sandwiches but it turns out, giving the bread a very light toast can create a little moisture barrier to stop your sandwich going soggy. 

It also adds a little extra crunch. 

I still prefer to use the lettuce and wrapping methods to stop chicken sandwiches going soggy. 

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Best-Ever Chicken Sandwiches

Best-Ever Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • shallots
  • ½ cup mayo
  • one packet of garlic and herb wraps
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken breast in individual alfoil boats with shallots, salt and pepper at 180C (360F) degrees for about 30 mins.
  2. Remove to a plate to cool.
  3. Tear up chicken and blend in a food processor with mayo, extra shallots, salt and pepper.
  4. Lay out one wrap and cover with chicken mix. Repeat until there's no more chicken.
  5. Cover the stack with something heavy and flat and refrigerate for at least 3o mins.
  6. Cut into 24 wedges.

Enjoy!

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