Best Chicken Club Sandwich – Crispy French baguette loaded with pieces of tender juicy chicken, crispy lettuce, cheese, fresh tomatoes, and the BEST tangy, zesty mayo spread that can be used on the bread or to coat the chicken entirely. Take a bite out of one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever have!
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Ok, so this is not your average American chicken club sandwich. If you’re looking for a classic layered, double-decker sandwich you’ll love my classic roast beef sandwich recipe too!
This chicken club sandwich, also known as a clubhouse sandwich, has all the components of a traditional club sandwich, only I like to serve mine on a crispy French baguette! Oh, and there’s no bacon, but you can easily add on a slice or two if you’d like.
This is one of my favorite easy leftover rotisserie chicken recipes. It’s easy to make, everyone loves it, and it works for both lunch and dinner.
It’s made with chunks of tender chicken in a creamy, tangy, zesty mayo, crisp lettuce, sliced cheese, and juicy tomato sandwiched between two pieces of crispy baguette.
For the Sandwich
- Chicken: The idea behind this recipe is to be able to use leftover rotisserie chicken, sliced or shredded, it’s up to you. If you have any other type of leftover chicken you want to use up, go right ahead.
- French Bread: Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this bread is the perfect vessel for the yummy filling. Slice it in half horizontally.
- Sliced Tomato: Adds a nice, acidic balance to the creamy mayo.
- Lettuce: Wash and dry your lettuce first. Otherwise, any residual water may make your mayo spread runny. Butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, or even mixed greens work.
- Sliced Cheese: Use your favorite kind of cheese. Cheddar is always a popular choice, but you could also go with Swiss cheese or Provolone.
For the Mayo Spread
- Mayonnaise: The creamy base for the entire spread. Use real mayo wherever possible. Miracle Whip isn’t the same and has a sweetness to it that will change the taste of the sandwich.
- Dijon Mustard and Whole Grain Mustard: Both add a nice kick but the whole grain mustard also gives it extra texture.
- Horseradish: For spice! You can always use more if you like yours extra spicy!
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon: To brighten up the creaminess with a citrusy element.
- Olive Oil: Helps to thin it out making it easier to spread.
- Salt and Pepper: To taste.
How to Make the Best Chicken Club Sandwich
Step 1: Combine all the mayo spread ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set it aside for now.
Step 2: Use a serrated bread knife to cut the French bread horizontally and place the two halves face side up.
Step 3: Place lettuce leaves on one half. This will be the bottom half.
Step 4: Then, add sliced rotisserie chicken, followed by tomato slices and sliced cheese. You can also add more lettuce on top if you’d like.
Step 5: To the other half of the bread, spread a generous amount of the mayo spread and place the half on top of the fillings.
Step 6: Finally, cut the baguette sandwich into 4 pieces, so you’ve got 4 chicken club sandwiches to share! Or you can eat one, and wrap the rest individually for later.
Tips & Variations
- If you’d like, you can toss the chicken in the mayo spread and add it to the sandwich that way.
- Add a layer of crispy bacon or deli ham if you want to add some to yours.
- This is a great make-ahead sandwich! Prepare the 4 pieces and wrap them individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper. They’ll keep in the fridge for a couple of days, so you can take them to work or pack them in school lunches.
- Use this recipe and swap the chicken with turkey! It’s a great way to use leftover turkey after the holidays.
- Adjust the spice level as needed. Dijon mustard and horseradish are what give the sauce its kick. You can use less or more as desired.
- Use any type of bread you like. Italian, whole grain, gluten-free, white bread, rye, sourdough bread, you name it. If it’s a softer bread, you will probably want to toast it first, so it doesn’t fall apart on you.
These days, when you think of a club sandwich, it’s similar to a BLT except it has slices of bread, chicken (or turkey), ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a mayo spread.
Depending on where you’re located, club sandwiches don’t always include 3 slices of bread. It doesn’t always include chicken or turkey either. Some are made with roast beef or eggs (for breakfast).
No! There are a few origin stories (it appears as though no one knows where it came from), but it is said that it didn’t start as having 3 slices of bread. The chicken and bacon were once separated by a lettuce leaf. When lettuce was out of season, they started to add a 3rd piece of bread, which was cheaper than a slice of cheese.
Sure! You can use rotisserie chicken in a wrap, in chicken noodle soup, with pasta, over salad, as a pizza topping, in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and rice bowls. The sky’s the limit which is great because it reduces waste when you can repurpose leftovers!
What to Make with Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
Chicken Club Sandwich
- 1/2 3 lb rotisserie chicken store bought, sliced or shredded
- 1 french bread sliced in half horizontally
- 1 large tomato sliced in slices
- green lettuce organic
- 4 sliced cheese sliced
How to Make Mayo Spread
- In a mixing bowl combine all Mayo Spread Ingredients, whisk until combined.
How to Make Chicken Club Sandwich
- Cut french bread horizontally. Spread mayo spread over both sides of the bread. Add lettuce leaves on the bottom side.
- Next, add sliced rotisserie chicken (if you want you can mix chicken pieces with mayo spread then add them to the sandwich, 100% optional!). Then add sliced tomatoes and sliced cheese.
- If desired, add more lettuce leaves on top, then cover other half of the french bread over the top. Finally, cut into 4 pieces to make 4 chicken club sandwiches. Wrap into parchment paper. Enjoy!
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This recipe was updated on February 6, 2024. The recipe didn’t change.