best recipe for homemade chicken and bacon sandwich

Bacon and Chicken Pan-Fried Sandwich Recipe

45 mins
Vadim Rachok
10.06.2024
10.06.2024
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Let’s combine crispy bacon and succulent chicken to make a delicious sandwich for the perfect lunch or brunch. Imagine two toasted slices of crisply browned bread, slathered with mustard and ketchup, and stuffed with bacon, chicken, greens, tomatoes, and cheese. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect sandwich? With my chicken and bacon sandwich recipe, you can make this tasty dish in just 45 minutes with minimal effort. 

What is a Chicken & Bacon Sandwich?

A Chicken & Bac is a savory and flavorful sandwich typically made with grilled or fried chicken breast, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, all nestled between slices of bread or a roll. Tender chicken, tasty bacon, and fresh vegetables make this a favorite for a filling mealtime.

There is a delightful blend of textures and flavors in the Chicken & Bacon Sandwich. The chicken provides a hearty base for the sandwich and is juicy and tender. Bacon complements the mild chicken flavor with a crispy, salty crunch. Fresh lettuce and tomatoes add a refreshing, crunchy bite, while mayonnaise or other condiments add a creaminess that enhances the overall flavor profile.

Origin of the Sandwich

The chicken and bacon sandwich does not have a single point of origin, as it is a combination of ingredients that are popular in many different cuisines. However, in the United States, where both ingredients are staples of the American diet, the concept of combining chicken and bacon in a sandwich is likely to have gained popularity.

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Chicken & Bacon Sandwich Ingredients

  • Chicken Thighs: Chicken thighs are used to provide a juicy and succulent base for the sandwich because of their rich flavor and tenderness.
  • Toasted Bread: Toasted for a crunchy texture and to hold all the ingredients together, the bread serves as a container for the sandwich.
  • Bacon: Bacon adds a savory, smoky flavor and crispy texture that is a nice contrast to the tender chicken.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar cheese adds a creamy and sharp flavor that is a great complement to the other ingredients.
  • Mustard: Mustard adds a tangy, slightly spicy flavor that enhances the overall flavor profile of the sandwich.
  • Ketchup: Ketchup balances the savory flavors of the chicken and bacon by adding a sweet and tangy element.
  • Mixed Greens: Mixed greens add a fresh, crisp texture and a slightly bitter taste that balances the richness of the chicken and bacon.
  • Sliced Tomato: Tomato slices add juiciness and a slight acidity that balances the richness of the other ingredients.
  • Breadcrumbs: Breadcrumbs are used to coat the chicken thighs and add a crunchy texture when the chicken is fried or baked.
  • Flour: Flour is used to coat the chicken to help the breading adhere and create a crispy exterior.
  • Eggs: Eggs act as a binder to help the flour and breadcrumbs adhere to the chicken.
  • Smoked Paprika: Smoked paprika adds a smoky, slightly sweet flavor to the chicken that enhances its flavor.
  • Dry Garlic: Dry garlic adds a robust and savory flavor to the chicken batter.
  • Curry Powder: Curry powder adds a complex, aromatic flavor that gives the chicken a unique taste.
  • Chicken Butter: Butter is used to toast the bread and adds a rich and creamy flavor.
  • Salt: Salt enhances all the tastes in the sandwich, making each ingredient more prominent.
  • Pepper: Pepper adds mild heat and flavor to sandwiches.

How to Make Chicken & Bacon Sandwich

  1. First, place the bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the fat and veins from the chicken. Marinate it in a mixture of spices (0,05 ounces (1.5 g) of paprika, 0,04 ounces (1 g) of garlic, 0,04 ounces (1 g) of curry). Salt and pepper. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Then, add the remaining spices to the breadcrumbs.
  4. Beat with a whisk until smooth. 
  5. For breading: Coat the chicken in flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs, then eggs, then breadcrumbs again.
  6. Fry the toasted bread in butter until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Then, place a saucepan of oil on the stove and heat to 356 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  8. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes. Transparent bubbles should appear.
  9. Place the chicken on a napkin. Place slices of cheese on top of the chicken.
  10. Then, slice the tomatoes.
  11. To assemble the sandwich: Spread the bottom toast with mustard and the top with ketchup. Place lettuce on the bottom, then tomato slices, chicken and cheese, and bacon chips, and top with the toast.

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • Instead of fresh tomatoes, you can use dried tomatoes, and instead of mustard and ketchup, you can use your favorite sauces.
  • You can add sugar to the bacon to caramelize it.

What Kind of Bread Should I Use?

quick recipe for chicken and bacon sandwich

I like to use toast bread. Therefore, this recipe also requires using it. But really, you can use any kind of roll or bun you like. However, to match the crispiness of the fillings, I recommend frying the toasted bread in butter until golden brown.

Storage and Leftovers

If you have leftovers from the chicken and bacon mixture, store them separately in an airtight container. This will help keep it fresh if refrigerated for up to 3 days.

As with all assembled sandwiches, it’s best to eat them fresh. You’ll enjoy the crunch of the bread. 

If you need to store them, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and put them in the refrigerator.

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Sandwich FAQs

What is the best kind of bread to use for this sandwich? 

The recipe calls for white toast bread, but feel free to use any type of bread you prefer. Multigrain, sourdough, or even rye can bring out the bold flavors of chicken, bacon, and chimichurri mayo.

Can I change the type of bacon? 

In this recipe, I recommend using streaky bacon, which has a crispy texture and produces a good amount of rendered fat. However, you can use other types of bacon, such as back bacon or turkey bacon, if you have a personal preference. 

Note that they may not produce the same amount of fat.

Can I make this recipe keto?

Of course, you can! Just replace the white bread with a keto bread option available at many grocery stores to make this sandwich keto-friendly. 

The rest of the ingredients are already keto-friendly.

Bacon and Chicken Pan-Fried Sandwich Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Lunch
These quick chicken sandwiches topped with zesty pepper Jack cheese and crisp bacon are easy to make on the grill. Serve with your favorite toppings and condiments.
best recipe for homemade chicken and bacon sandwich
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
3
The ingredients you need:
2 pcs chicken thigh
6 pcs toast bread
3,5 ounces (100 g) bacon
2 ounces (60 g) cheddar cheese
0,7 ounces (20 g) mustard
2 ounces (60 g) ketchup
1 ounce (30 g) mixed greens
2 pcs tomato
3,5 ounces (100 g) breadcrumbs
1 ounce (30 g) flour
3 pcs eggs
0,1 ounces (3 g) smoked paprika
0,1 ounces (3 g) dry garlic
0,07 ounces (2 g) curry
1,4 ounces (40 g) butter
salt
pepper
oil for deep frying
Let’s start !
1

Place the bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.

2

Remove the fat and veins from the chicken. Marinate in a mixture of spices (0,05 ounces (1.5 g) of paprika, 0,04 ounces (1 g) of garlic, 0,04 ounces (1 g) of curry). Salt and pepper. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.

3

Add the remaining spices to the breadcrumbs.

4

Beat with a whisk until smooth. 

5

Breading: Coat the chicken in flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs, then eggs, then breadcrumbs again.

6

Fry the toasted bread in butter until golden brown on both sides.

7

Place a saucepan of oil on the stove and heat to 356 degrees F (180 degrees C).

8

Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes. Transparent bubbles should appear.

9

Place the chicken on a napkin. Place slices of cheese on top of the chicken.

10

Slice the tomatoes.

11

Assemble: Spread the bottom toast with mustard and the top with ketchup. Place lettuce on the bottom, then tomato slices, chicken and cheese, and bacon chips, and top with the toast.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 3 Calories: 3055
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g28%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 1166mg51%
Total Carbohydrate 27g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 2g 
Protein 42g83%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 243mg19%
Iron 3mg16%
Potassium 501mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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