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 
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 addictive.   Slideshow: More Chicken Sandwich Recipes
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Chicken Waffle Sliders

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
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Feta-Brined Chicken Sandwiches


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
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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  
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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

These warm sandwiches are best made with thin bread, so you can get your mouth around them. Some tasters suggested adding pesto, tapenade or a garlicky aioli to make them even more delicious.    More Grilled Chicken Dishes  
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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
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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  
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Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

The Vietnamese accents here come from Sriracha (Southeast Asian chile sauce) and sweet-salty pickled onions.    More Sandwich Recipes  
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