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.
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
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
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
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
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