Why did the chicken cross the road? To get in my sandwich of course! Tasty, juicy, succulent morsels enclosed between fresh baked breads with a medley of flavors. Smoked, grilled, fried, or chopped! Choose your style of preparation and enjoy a leaner, healthier piece of meat. All the flavor and taste with half the guilt. Chicken, it is what’s for lunch!
Sundried Tomato Café
31781 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Tucked away in the old missionary part of bustling San Juan Capistrano town, this small café offers beautifully crafted sandwiches. Mark’s Honey Cilantro Chicken & Brie Sandwich is a great combination of flavors and taken to another level with a melted soft brie inside. They have Half-sandwich, or Soup and Salad combos that are superb. The Chicken and Apple Salad is an amazing mix of fresh vegetables, gorgonzola, slices of apple, and a ton of chicken. This tastes so good that it can’t be healthy?
Le Diplomate Café
4237 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
Garlic may be bad when you’re on a date, but sometimes it’s worth it. With the plethora of sandwich shops near UCI (University of California Irvine), Le Diplomate stands out. Here they use a dreamy garlic spread that will make your mouth water. What could be better than a chicken club sandwich full of crisp bacon and garlic sauce? Join the massive number of locals and UCI students that flock to this tiny sandwich shop to get their fill. Come grab a freshly toasted sub, filled to the brim with garlic goodness! It may ward off vampires, and bad dates.
17881 Sky Park Cir Ste A
Irvine, CA 92614
The secret is out about Harry’s Deli! Hidden amidst business buildings, this inconspicuous little deli full of life and people. Everything is made fresh and if you are on a time crunch, they will gladly take phone orders and have the sandwich ready when you get there. You have to try the Chicken di Giorgio. These are made to order and take a little time, so be sure to call ahead. A juicy escalloped chicken topped off with a fresh sautéed garlic basil sauce and a melted Buffalo mozzarella, all sandwiched between a ciabatta. Bound to knock your socks off!
300 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Joining the ever popular Slow Food movement and sustainable farming, Mendocino Farms brings a farm feeling to an area surround by sky rises and business buildings with their Artisanal food and drinks. Try their Prosciutto & Roasted Chicken Ciabatta Chicken Sandwich. Using local Gioia fresh mozzarella, crushed honey-roasted almonds, basil pesto, balsamic vinegar, and tomatoes to tantalize the tastebuds with a bit of savory and sweet. They offer a great mix of flavors and even a build-your-own sandwich option for those with a wild imagination.
JJ’s Sandwich Shop
119 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Expect to be greeted with a smile from the owners at JJ’s; the sweet Asian couple makes sure that their customers leave with a smile and fruit in hand! But their classic, tasty sandwich also really hits the spot. Be sure to try the #5 Grilled Chicken Gourmet Sandwich with sundried tomatoes, avocado, and pesto sauce. They also offer 100% natural fresh squeezed juices.
16582 Gothard Street, Unit K
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Passing down their family traditions, Tracey and Wende work hard to share their love of cooking with the world. They greet their customers with a touch of nostalgic hospitality — calling everyone a doll or sweethearts. Sue’s Chicken-Avocado Caprese is a definite winner. Tucked inside the ciabatta roll are sliced chicken, avocado, roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil chiffonade, and a lemon caper mayonnaise. Enjoy the sandwich while sitting on a lawn chair or lay back on a wooden bench as you sink your teeth in. Be sure to get a side of Mac & Cheese topped off with their famous chili!
901 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202
When you think of chicken sandwiches you often think of bread, but throw away the traditional ideas and grab a Tarna — a wrap with a savory aromatic flavor that’s slowly roasted into each and every chicken. Wrapped in pita bread is a fresh assortment of vegetables, tomatoes, and garlic sauce. Feel free to order a chicken or two for home and buy some extra garlic sauce to make your own wonderful chicken sandwiches the next day.
Kathleen L. is a serious foodie with a “Katastrophic” Life. She is very full after eating each and every one of these chicken sandwiches. Check out what else she’s eating at www.kats9lives.com.