Easy Chicken Sandwich Recipe: How to Gourmet your Lunch Break

In our recent survey, we found the UK is a nation of sandwich eaters, and over 59% people eat them as their lunchtime staple.

But, sandwiches don’t always have to be bought pre-packed from the supermarket or simply a boring ham on white.

As the chicken salad sandwich reigns supreme in sandwich stakes, we’ve worked with the team at Menagerie in Manchester to create a delicious, gourmet chicken sandwich recipe for you to try at home.



  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • Butter
  • Herbs
  • Rosemary
  • Ciabatta
  • Avocado Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha sauce (or your favourite chilli sauce)
  • Baby gem lettuce


  • Frying pan
  • Oven
  • Knife


  1. Pre-heat oven to 185°c / gas mark 4
  2. Drizzle two chicken breasts with olive oil and add seasoning.
  3. Preheat oil in a frying pan.
  4. Fry the chicken for a few minutes and add butter, garlic and rosemary, making sure to cook both sides. Add seasoning.
  5. Transfer the frying pan to the oven and cook the chicken until golden for approximately 12-14 mins. Alternatively, use a deep baking tray.
  6. Prepare the ciabatta by cutting it into two halves, drizzling them with oil and grilling until charred. Add mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and chopped baby gem lettuce.
  7. When the chicken is fully cooked, cut into slices and add avocado mayonnaise. Assemble the sandwich, add your garnish of choice and plate up or pack up.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Check out our recipe for a healthy chicken salad also and let us see your own creations on Facebook and Twitter.