Club Sandwich Recipe2013-09-26
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- Yield : 1 sandwich
- Servings : 1
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 15m
This information is per serving.
I hesitate to call this a club sandwich recipe, because it is really just a listing of what you need to make the sandwich. But I guess that’s what a recipe is, isn’t it?
Anyway, club sandwiches (or clubhouse sandwich as they are often also called) are my absolute favorite. They are usually served as a double decker sandwich, that is, one made with three slices of bread and two layers of goodies in between. If you don’t want that third piece of bread, simply make the sandwich with two slices.
For each sandwich you will need:
- 3 slices of bread
- sliced cooked chicken
- 3 slices of bacon
- two slices of tomato
If you are using raw chicken, fry or bake the chicken breast. Fry the bacon. Toast the bread.
To assemble the sandwich, lay the lettuce and chicken on one slice of bread. Spread with mayonnaise. Add a second slice of bread. Lay the tomato slices and bacon slices on this bread slice. Add more mayonnaise if you want.
That’s it. Slice and enjoy.
- Sometimes this sandwich becomes quite thick and difficult to hold and keep all the ingredients inside. That’s why it is usually served with a toothpick in each piece. You can insert a toothpick into each piece if you find the fillings trying to come out.
- Use less bacon if you want. Most of the calories in this recipe are from the bacon.
- This recipe tells you how to make one sandwich, but is easily multiplied to serve as many as you want.
- To vary the taste of this recipe, try different breads. Whole grain, rye bread or artisan breads with seeds would be fantastic.
You can use either cold cut type chicken breast or fresh cooked chicken. I think the fresh cooked chicken makes a much more delicious sandwich, but if you are in a hurry and the cold cut version is what you have on hand, go for it.
This is a great recipe for using up leftover roasted or baked chicken. You can use the white or dark meat, although white meat is traditionally used in a clubhouse sandwich. You can also use left over turkey if you have it. Another great way to use leftovers from that holiday bird.
If you don’t have chicken leftovers, you can use purchased rotisserie chicken or just quickly cook up a chicken breast. Slice it in half lengthwise, so it is thin and cooks quickly. I just fry it up, but you can bake it too.
The grand finale? A club sandwich just HAS to have mayonnaise in my opinion. Or Miracle Whip if you prefer. Either one, it is the one thing that brings this whole sandwich together and blends all the flavors together miraculously. Maybe that’s why they call it Miracle Whip.
Anyway, if you haven’t ever given eaten a club sandwich, it is a must try in my humble opinion. It’s one of the best sandwich recipes ever.
Remember that the calorie, protein and fiber counts for this recipe depend on a few things: they type of bread you use (whole wheat has more fiber), plus how much bacon and chicken you use etc.
A Quick Story:
I went to a restaurant in Michigan once that served one whole pound of bacon any time you ordered something with bacon in it, including of course, club sandwiches. Their sandwich came with a HUGE mound of bacon in it. It was so thick they stabbed it with a large steak knife to keep it all together. I have no idea how anyone ate it, or how they fared afterwords. I never did have the courage to order it.
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