Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Sandwich

I’m pretty boring when it comes to sandwiches. My kids eat PB&Js quite a bit, I eat turkey, cheese, and tomato on white bread every now and then, and sometimes I spice things up with a totally gourmet grilled cheese sandwich (white bread, two slices of American cheese…we are fancy).

Sandwiches don’t have to be boring though. In fact, this sandwich will make you cry tears of joy. It will make you wonder why the heck you don’t eat sandwiches every day of the week. It will make you groan with pleasure, and that my friends is an amazing thing to be said about a sandwich.

This is super simple, super quick, and super flavorful. I like to cook my chicken on the stove in a bit of olive oil, but you could just as easily use grilled chicken. Even better, this sandwich is best when cold, so leftover chicken is perfect for this. Avocados add some fun color and creaminess, the red onion adds a bit of bite, and the bacon…well, the bacon just makes it delicious. Bacon has a way of doing that.

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Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Sandwiches
serves 4

  • 1 package (about 1 3/4 pounds) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt, pepper, and garlic salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 8 slices bacon, fried crisp
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 kaiser rolls

Begin by pounding the chicken breasts to about 1/4 of an inch thick. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic salt.  Heat oil in a large skillet and add chicken breasts. Flip chicken breasts after about 5 minutes and continue cooking for 5 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a plate, slice chicken into small pieces and place in the fridge to chill.

When the chicken is cold, slice the avocado and red onion into thin slices. Mix together the mayo and mustard and spread on one side of the kasier roll. Layer the chicken, bacon, avocado, and onion on the roll. Enjoy!