Chicken Sandwich

A chicken sandwich is typically a boneless, skinless, breast of chicken in a bun or between two slices of bread.

The breast of chicken can be prepared by the following methods:

  • Battering and frying the breast (this type of treatment is most prevalent, as it can use various parts of the breast rather than a whole piece of chicken breast meat)
  • Grilling the breast plain
  • Basted or marinated

The usual condiments of choice are barbecue sauce, honey mustard, mayonnaise, or chipotle and sweet chilli sauce. The usual toppings are lettuce and tomato. Many restaurants may add bacon, or cheese, such as Swiss, American, Cheddar, provolone, or pepper Jack. Other toppings include: guacamole or plain avocado, sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, pickles, or grilled pineapple.

Chick-fil-A claims that it was the first restaurant to serve a chicken sandwich, although there is no evidence to support this claim. The chain's sandwich is served plain with only pickles on the bun with the fried chicken breast, because when Truett Cathy first served his "invention" to customers, the only condiments he had on hand were pickles.

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