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Chicken Club Sandwich

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Looking for a quick, delicious lunch or finger food appetizer for your next party? Club sandwiches, the multilayer sandwich conveniently cut in small triangles for grabbing and eating, is a great choice.

Today I am going to teach you how to make a club sandwich with chicken, so you can easily create this meal without feeling intimated by all those towering layers. 

chicken club sandwich stacked with a toothpick.

What is in a Chicken Club Sandwich? 

A chicken club sandwich consists of a protein (in this case chicken) with a variety of sliced vegetables and bread on the top, in the middle, and on the bottom. 

Here is the order of ingredients for assembling a chicken club

  • Bread: Start with the TOP of sandwich
  • Mayo
  • Lettuce
  • 2 slices Bacon
  • Tomato
  • 3 Slices of Deli Chicken
  • Mayo
  • Bread slice in the middle
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • 3 Slices of Deli Chicken
  • Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Bread: Close with the BOTTOM of sandwich
plates with all club  sandwich ingredients spread out on them.

While those are the traditional ingredients used in a classic sandwich version, you can substitute the deli for thinly sliced real chicken or rotisserie chicken (I would just go with the store bought kind), change the chicken to turkey, ham, or roast beef, and add and subtract veggies based on taste. 

Now that you know the basics of this iconic sandwich, here is the recipe we use when making them for our own lunch or to share on a tray for a party. This recipe below makes up 2 sandwiches, which equal 8 triangles. Adjust as necessary for your particular serving needs. 


  • 6 slices white bread
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked)
  • 12 slices deli chicken breast lunchmeat
  • 2 slices Colby jack cheese
  • romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • —> You will need toothpicks to hold the layers together if serving on a tray. 

How to make a Club Sandwich with Chicken

  1. Toast the 6 slices of bread using a toaster until golden brown.
  2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side of a toasted bread slice.
  3. On top of the mayo, layer the following: 1 slice of Colby Jack cheese, 3 slices of chicken breast lunchmeat, 1 slice of tomato, and a few leaves of Romaine lettuce.
showing how to assembly a club sandwich in order.
  1. Take another slice of toasted bread, spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side, and place it mayonnaise side down on the lettuce.
  2. On this second slice of bread, add another layer: 3 slices of chicken breast lunchmeat, 1 slice of tomato, 2 slices of cooked bacon (each cut in half for better fit), and more romaine lettuce.
  3. Top with a third slice of toasted bread, mayonnaise side down.
layering bottom of the club sandwich which includes bacon.
adding final layer of bread on a sandwich.
  1. Using a bread knife, carefully cut the sandwich diagonally into two, then cut again to form 4 triangles.
  2. Secure each triangle with a toothpick.
  3. Repeat the layering and cutting process to make a total of 8 sandwich triangles.
cutting a club sandwich corner to corner.
  1. Arrange the sandwich triangles on a serving tray and serve immediately.
  2. Some other suggested ingredients that go great in this sandwich are pickles, mustard, and a little salt and black pepper on the tomato layer.
a bite taken out of a sandwich.

What side dishes go with a club sandwich?

As a sandwich, traditional sides like potato salad, old fashioned macaroni salad, any type of fluff salad (all the salads, haha), chips, a side of cut up fruit, or raw veggies and a 5 minute homemade dip all go well as a side. Here are our recommendations.

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Club Sandwich with Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Layered chicken club sandwich with deli chicken meat, artisan cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon, all wrapped in 3 separate layers of toasted bread. Great for appetizer tray or lunch.


  • toothpicks use to hold layers together when on an appetizer tray


  • 6 slices Bread wheat, whole grain, or white
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 4 slices Bacon cooked
  • 12 slices Deli Chicken Breast Lunchmeat can also use sliced turkey, deli ham, or roast beef
  • 2 slices Colby Jack Cheese
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 Tomato sliced


  • Begin by toasting the 6 slices of bread.
  • Spread approximately 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side of a toasted bread slice.
  • On top of the 1st slice of bread, place 1 slice of Colby Jack Cheese, 3 slices of Chicken Breast Lunchmeat (we fold them side by side in a row versus stacking), a slice of Tomato, and a layer of Romaine Lettuce.
  • With the second piece of of toasted bread, spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side, and position it mayonnaise-side-down on the lettuce. This is the middle of the sandwich.
  • On top of that bread, add 3 more slices of Chicken Breast Lunchmeat, Tomato slice, bacon (sliced to fit bread), and finally close with a last piece of lettuce.
  • Finish the sandwich with the third slice of toasted bread, mayonnaise-side-down.
  • Slice the assembled sandwich diagonally into two parts, then slice again to create 4 triangle pieces. Secure each piece with a toothpick to keep the sandwich together. You may not need to use the toothpick if you are eating immediately, but if you are serving on a tray, it prevents the layers from falling a part.
  • Repeat the process for another sandwich.


You can make the layers as thick as you want. For example, some people like to double or triple the meat. A club sandwich can also add or remove ingredients you like or want to add. Adding layers of avocado, sliced pickles, black olives, or additional condiments like honey mustard or ranch dressing. If you do not want deli chicken, use ham or roast beef or a combination of them. Enjoy!


Serving: 4triangles | Calories: 441kcal

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