Chicken Sandwiches

Whether you prefer crispy fried chicken or a cool and creamy chicken salad, a hearty chicken sandwich is the perfect lunch. Mix leftover rotisserie chicken with radishes, red onion, mint and cumin for a tasty twist on classic chicken salad. Rotisserie chicken is also great in a panini with pesto and cheese, or tossed with Greek yogurt, blue cheese and celery on a baguette. If you're looking for a classic fried chicken sandwich, check out this spicy Nashville version. Korean chile powder, cayenne and paprika bring the heat, and the chicken is so flavorful that we just serve it on white bread with a side of pickles. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine's guide to chicken sandwiches.

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Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Anchovy-Garlic Dressing
2019 F&W Best New Chef Caroline Glover's crispy fried chicken sandwich starts with her Ultimate Buttermilk-Marinated Fried Chicken Breasts, which get drizzled with a creamy homemade anchovy-garlic dressing, fresh radicchio, Castelvetrano olives, and spicy Calabrian chiles. The dressing gets an additional umami boost from Parmesan cheese and a balancing touch of acidity from white wine vinegar. It all adds up to make one incredibly flavor-packed, satisfying sandwich.
Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Hot Sauce Aioli
This is one damn-good sandwich from Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman. The chicken is tender and crisp, and it's topped with a crunchy, tangy slaw and spicy aioli. It's messy and delicious and completely irresistible. Slideshow: More Chicken Sandwich Recipes 
Chicken Waffle Sliders
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We used chicken thighs for extra-juicy sandwiches, but chicken breasts would also work perfectly. The chilled sparkling water helps keep the batter light and crispy. Slideshow: More Slider Recipes 
Feta-Brined Chicken Sandwiches
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The secret to incredibly flavorful chicken cutlets is a quick marinade in feta brine in advance of grilling. Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple then whips the feta cheese with lemon juice and olive oil to use as a spread for the excellent sandwiches here. Slideshow: More Eggplant Recipes 
Spicy Pita Pockets with Chicken, Lentils, and Tahini Sauce
Here's something to do with roasted chicken from the deli—a Middle Eastern sandwich chock-full of spicy lentils, bulgur, lettuce, tomato and tahini sauce. Two pockets per person is enough to make a meal. If you like, serve extra Tabasco sauce at the table. You can find tahini (sesame-seed paste) in most supermarkets. More Sandwich Recipes
Pulled-Chicken Sandwiches
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Classic eastern North Carolina barbecue sauce has a vinegar—not a tomato—base. It's delicious tossed with pulled chicken instead of the usual pork, and served the traditional way: piled onto soft buns and smothered under cold, creamy coleslaw. More Sandwich Recipes

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Lao-Style Chicken Baguette Sandwiches with Watercress
This sandwich largely resembles a Vietnamese banh mi, due to its French-influenced baguette and crisp vegetables. But instead of the banh mi's cilantro and pickles, the Lao version uses peppery watercress and grated fresh carrots—and a hefty dose of fiery chile-garlic sauce. More Tasty Sandwiches
Grilled Chicken, Tomato and Onion Sandwiches
Except for the olive-oregano relish, all the components of this chicken sandwich are grilled—the chicken, tomatoes, sweet onion and even the bread—making for the ultimate grilled sandwich. Slideshow:  More Sandwich Recipes