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Best Chicken Sandwiches

The Top Ten


Chicken sandwiches, like chicken salads, are classics. Whether you make them for a summer picnic, an easy lunch, or for your kid's lunchboxes, they are always in style. Since everybody loves chicken and it's so adaptable to any flavor or cuisine, you can make literally hundreds of varieties of chicken sandwiches. These are my ten favorites. You can vary the flavors, add more cheese or a different type, or use a completely different type of bread to create new favorites.

1. Chicken Waldorf Sandwiches

Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
Linda Larsen

The original Waldorf sandwich was invented at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It was made of chopped apples, celery, and a mayonnaise dressing. Add chicken, walnuts, and raisins to this luscious combination and serve it on some rich raisin bread for a wonderful and super easy sandwich.

2. Tuscan Chicken Sandwich

Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

This super easy sandwich filling is made in your crockpot. Juicy and tender chicken thighs cook with a mixture of onion and garlic, then the shredded cooked meat is mixed with pesto and mayonnaise for a flavorful filling. You can serve this on everything from focaccia bread to romaine lettuce leaves to English muffins.

3. Curried Chicken Sandwiches

Curried Chicken Sandwich
Linda Larsen

I think that nothing is better with curry than chicken. The rich and sweet spices complement tender cooked chicken like nothing else. Some crushed pineapple, mango chutney, and dried cherries add more flavor and nutrition. I like to serve this on some dense whole wheat bread, but you can use any wrapper you'd like.

4. Chicken Bacon Pita Sandwiches

Chicken Bacon Pita Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

Tender cooked chicken, crisp and salty bacon, smooth and buttery avocados and sweet and tart tomatoes are packed into pita breads for the ultimate chicken sandwich. This is one of my all time favorites.

5. Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches

Chicken Focaccia Sandwich
Linda Larsen

You make your own focaccia bread using refrigerated pizza dough in this delicious recipe. Then a combination of cooked chicken, shredded carrot, celery, honey mustard, and avocado is stuffed inside the warm bread. This is such a special sandwich you can serve it to company!

6. Pesto Chicken Crockpot Pita Sandwiches

Chicken Pesto Pitas
Linda Larsen

Another crockpot sandwich! This recipe is similar to Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches, but has a slightly more complicated flavor. And because the filling is juicier, serving it in pita breads makes these sandwiches easier to eat.

7. Chicken Tomato Wraps

Chicken Tomato Wrap Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

This sandwich is a variation on the classic BLT. You can use any vegetable you'd like in this easy recipe, or add something like your favorite cheese. Also try a couple of flavored tortillas to vary the presentation.

8. Grilled Chicken and Apple Sandwich

Chicken Apple Sandwich
Linda Larsen

This oldie but goodie is one of the first hot sandwiches I ever made, besides Grilled Cheese! The combination of sweet and tart apple with melty cheese and tender chicken is fabulous pressed between slices of whole wheat bread.

9. Chicken Cobb Salad Wraps

Turkey Cobb Wrap Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

Oh okay, so this recipe was for Turkey Cobb Salad Wraps, but you can use chicken and no one will ever guess that you cheated. I love Cobb Salads because they are the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty, and rich. So turning this classic recipe into a wrap sandwich was a no-brainer.

10. Crisp Chicken Sandwiches

Crisp Chicken Sandwich
Linda Larsen

Frozen breaded chicken patties are the base for this super easy hot sandwich. Adding cold tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo to the hot chicken and melted cheese makes a wonderful quick lunch or dinner. Yum.

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