Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Updated: September 21, 2023, By Swasthi

This Chicken Sandwich is really easy to whip up under 20 mins! It’s got that creamy crunchy filling with perfect chunks of seasoned chicken that’s going to satisfy all your sandwich cravings. The filling made for this Chicken Sandwich is so versatile that you can also eat it on its own or wrap in lettuce, roti, naan or tortillas.

Chicken Sandwich

About Chicken Sandwich

If you love sandwiches, this is going to be your favorite because it’s crispy, crunchy, creamy and full of flavors.

In this post I share Chicken Sandwich recipe for 2 servings. But you can scale up the recipe to your requirement. You can make the filling ahead and refrigerate for up to 2 days. If you make it ahead leave out the red onions from the recipe.

To make this sandwich, you don’t need to prep-up anything or don’t even require to shop if you have a basic kitchen setup. Here is what you require:


Chicken: You can use any leftover boneless chicken from your refrigerator like the way I did here. I usually use up the leftover smaller portions of raw chicken breast, thighs or just anything that’s chicken (even roasted or pre-cooked chicken will do).

You can also use your left over Shawarma, chicken tikka kebab, chicken kabab or tandoori chicken.

Flavoring and seasonings: Simply roast/stir fry the chicken in a pan and flavor with spices or any store bought seasoning like steak seasoning, garam masala, all-purpose seasoning etc.

Creamy spread like a mayo, sour cream or cream cheese imparts that creamy and delicious richness to the chicken sandwich filling.

If you are looking for a healthier take with the same level of creaminess, use Greek yogurt (hung curd) or cream cheese or your favorite nut mayonnaise.

A combination of Greek yogurt and cream cheese also works well. A lot of times I do use one of these in place of mayo.

Other Ingredients are the red onions, lettuce or fresh herbs like cilantro (coriander leaves), parsley or dill go well in the filling.

Bread: Use your favorite bread. White bread, whole meal bread, baguette or bloomer all go well. Avoid using too airy, fresh and light bread as they are not that great to hold the mayo chicken filling.

Butter: We love to toast our bread with butter. While you mix in and make the filling, toast your bread with butter.

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How to make Chicken Sandwich (Stepwise Photos)

1. If you want, butter the bread slices on both the sides and toast until crisp. You can do this on a pan or in a toaster/ oven or air fryer.

2. For the chicken filling or salad you will need the following:

  • 1½ to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt (start with lower amounts)
  • 1 to 1½ tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt or cream cheese
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional, use only if required)
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard (or ¼ tablespoon Dijon mustard)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed/powder
  • ¼ cup lettuce shredded (plus 2 to dress the sandwiches)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro coriander leaves or 1 tbsp parsley or 1 tsp dill (fine chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion fine chopped
ingredients for chicken sandwich

3. Here are the spices to season the chicken. This combination of spices is somewhat similar to a steak seasoning but not the same because this has garam masala. You may replace this with your favorite seasoning. If you are using roast chicken, you may leave out this.

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika (or red chili powder or chili flakes)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves garlic minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed/powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala (or ¼ tsp coriander + ¼ tsp cumin powder)
spices to season the chicken

To make 2 sandwiches/servings you will need -180 grams (6.5 ounces) boneless chicken (breast/thigh/any). If you have roasted or cooked/boiled chicken then use 1 cup (4 ounces, 140 grams) and leave out the next few steps of roasting. But if it is cold from the refrigerator, make sure you heat it very well.

4. Heat your pan with 1 tablespoon oil. Place chicken in the pan & let cook for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness. Then turn the pieces to the other side. After the chicken is cooked for 5 minutes, place 1 tablespoon of butter. This keeps your chicken moist and prevents from drying out.

saute chicken

5. When the chicken is fully done, you should be able to cut the thickest part of the chicken easily with a spatula or a butter knife. This is the indication it is fully cooked.

fully cooked chicken

6. Turn down the flame to low and stir in all the spices. Mix well and turn off. Taste test and add more salt or spices to your taste. Cool this completely.

season the chicken

7. Shred/cut the chicken to smaller bits using a wooden spatula or a butter knife. (if using a nonstick take the chicken to a board and chop)

shredded chicken for sandwich

8. Transfer the chicken to a mixing bowl. Add mayo, sour cream or Greek yogurt or cream cheese. Start with smaller amounts 1 tablespoon each.

add mayonnaise to chicken

9. Add chopped lettuce, cilantro, onions, mustard, black pepper and lemon juice.

add onions lettuce and herbs

10. Mix well and adjust the seasonings to taste. The mixture should be thick and not runny. As it sits, the mixture will release some moisture from onions and lettuce, so make sure it is thick.

mayonnaise chicken filling for sandwich

11. Spread ¼ tsp mayo/ yogurt on the bread slice and place the lettuce so it holds the lettuce well. Spread the chicken filling.

assemble the sandwich

12. Cover with another slice of toasted bread. Slice the Chicken Sandwich.

slice the chicken sandwich

Serve the chicken sandwich immediately.

chicken sandwich recipe
chicken sandwich recipe with mayo

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Chicken Sandwich Recipe

5 from 193 votes
Make delicious Chicken Sandwich under 20 minutes with basic pantry staples. The filling makes enough for 2 standard sandwiches. If using baguette, you may increase the amount of veggies.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 180 grams (6.5 ounces) boneless chicken (breast/thigh/any or 1 cup (4 ounces, 140 grams) shredded roast/boiled chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (+ 1 tbsp butter optional)
  • 1½ to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt (start with lower amounts)
  • 1 to 1½ tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt or cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard (or ¼ tablespoon Dijon mustard)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed or powder
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon lemon juice (use only if required)
  • ¼ cup lettuce shredded (plus 2 to dress the sandwiches)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro coriander leaves or 1 tbsp parsley or 1 tsp dill (fine chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion fine chopped
  • 4 slices bread (or baguette or bloomer)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

To season chicken (or use steak seasoning)

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika (or red chili powder or chili flakes)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves garlic minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed/powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala (or ¼ tsp coriander + ¼ tsp cumin powder)


  • Heat a pan with oil on a medium heat and place the chicken. Cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Add the butter if you want. This keeps your chicken moist and won't dry out.
  • When the chicken is fully done, you should be able to cut the thickest part of the chicken easily with a spatula or a butter knife. This is the indication it is fully cooked.
  • Lower the heat and add salt and all the seasoning. Stir fry just for a minute and turn off.
  • Cut or shred the chicken with a butter knife and spatula to smaller bits. Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile if you want, butter the bread slices on both the sides and toast until crisp. You can do this on a pan or in a toaster/ oven or air fryer.

How to make Chicken Sandwich

  • To a mixing bowl add mayo, sour cream or Greek Yogurt (start with lower amounts). Stir in mustard, lemon juice, lettuce, cilantro, onions and the cooled chicken.
  • Stir well to mix. Taste test and adjust the seasoning to taste. The mixture must be moist but not runny.
  • Spread ¼ tsp mayo on the bread slice and place the lettuce, followed by the chicken filling. Cover with another slice of toasted bread.
  • Serve Chicken Sandwich.


  1. If using refrigerated precooked or roasted chicken make sure you reheat it until hot, cool down and then mix with the mayo.


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NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 734mg32%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 234IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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My son loved the sandwich.

I added sweet corn and used spinach instead of lettuce. Next time I don’t think I’ll add lemon juice

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Thanks for the recipe. We just finished a nice cabinet refinishing project in our kitchen and needed a good meal to sort of break in the new look. The chicken sandwich did just the trick. Thanks again.

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Love Swathi’s easy and accessible ingredient recipes.
Easy, yet delicious!

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Love Swathi’s easy yet delicious recipe procedures.

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I am a student living on a budget. I use this recipe often to make a double sandwich. Turns out delicious and can eat it everyday

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I have already made this chicken sandwich thrice and been loving it! It is so well spiced and the steak seasoning is great in the filling.

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I came across this recipe while I was looking for a fast chicken sandwich recipe. I had all the ingredients but no mayo. Used Greek yogurt and little cream cheese to sub. It turned out delicious & I think this is my new favorite!

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Best homemade chicken sandwich and simple

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Superb simple tasty recipe, thank you swasthi for this wonderful recipe

Can I store the mayonnaise onion mixture in the fridge and mix the chicken when needed?

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Your recipe is awesome and delicious

Loved this recipe. I added garam. masala to the chicken gave it a nice punch!

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Hi Swasthi,

Since Lockdown, I hv been regularly making different kind of recipes from your blog. I really want to thank you the way instructions are systematically put into place. I had never made even tea in my entire life but now I can proudly say I have become best cook at my home and my wife and son want me to make food for them. I follow your instructions in details and that never failed me. Keep up the good work..appreciate and thanks

Hi, absolutely love your blog. Started with rasmalai and now a regular. Have tried the pizza dough and chicken sandwiches

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I made this twice and my husband loves it! Thank you for sharing this easy and amazing recipe!

Can you make this with soya chunks instead of with chicken? If so, how?

Which part of the chicken is used best for using in a sandwich

Can we use cream cheese in place of mayo?. If so, any specific instructions for it?

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Can you give a Home made mayonnaise recipe.

Thank you for the amazing recipe Swasthi. But I had to make some changes to the recipe where I had to cut down the amount of mayo used. Because it was reeking of vinegar. It’s a store bought one. Dr. Oetker brand. I regret buying it as it has a very strong pungent taste. Please suggest me some good mayo. I do not mind if it’s eggless or not. Thanks in advance!