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Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich

Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich

This delicious sandwich packs well for picnics in the park or at the beach. Recipe adapted from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again



  1. Wash and pat dry with paper towels:
    • 2 split chicken breast, bone-in , skin on
  2. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on a sheet pan skin side up.
  4. Rub the chicken with:
    • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  5. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until cooked through.
  6. Cool slightly, discard the skin and bones, and slice the meat thickly.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, place on another sheet pan in a single layer:
    • 4 oz pancetta , thinly sliced
  9. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, until crisp.
  10. Set aside to drain on paper towels.
  11. Place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade or in a blender:
    • 1 garlic clove , chopped
    • 2 TBS parsley, Italian , chopped
    • 1 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
    • 1 tsp dijon mustard
    • 1 1/2 TBS lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  12. Refrigerate the Caesar dressing if not using it immediately.
  13. Slice in half horizontally and separate the top from the bottom:
    • 1 large ciabatta bread
  14. Toast the bread in the oven, cut side up, for 5 to 7 minutes.
  15. Cool slightly.
  16. Spread the cut sides of each piece with the Caesar dressing.
  17. Place on the bottom of the sliced bread:
    • 1 oz arugula
  18. Then layer in order:
    • 12 sun-dried tomatoes , in oil
    • 3 oz Parmesan cheese , shaved
  19. Next add the pancetta, sliced chicken and season to taste with:
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  20. Add another layer with:
    • 1 oz arugula
  21. Place the top slice of ciabatta on top and cut in thirds crosswise.
  22. Serve at room temperature.

Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich  Detail

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 3
Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Serving Suggestions: You can easily swap out different ingredients and still have a great sandwich. Above pictured with bacon (instead of pancetta) and marinated artichoke hearts (instead of sund-dried tomatoes). This Caesar dressing is great on salads or for a vegetable dip! A great way to serve leftover chicken.