Many people assume they need to visit a chicken restaurant to get a great chicken sandwich, but you can make something tasty and healthy right at home! All you need are the right ingredients and either your favorite recipe or your own creativity. Be sure to experiment with different cheeses, breads and sauces so that you can find your own unique combination.

To help you out, we’ve included everything you need to make a good chicken sandwich straight from your kitchen.

The Toasted Bun

There’s a reason why good chicken restaurants toast their buns. It’s because a toasted bun ensures the bread will hold up the chicken and all its toppings. Without this, everything will fall through the bun and become a mess! Take the time to toast your bun whether you’re serving your sandwich on French bread, a Brioche bun or something else.

The Juicy Chicken

Whether you plan to make a crispy or grilled chicken sandwich, the chicken needs to be on point. You can cook the chicken specifically for the sandwich or use leftovers from the night before. To keep reheated chicken moist, drizzle a small amount of olive oil and water over the chicken.

The Flavorful Sauce

The chicken should be moist and add plenty of flavor to your sandwich, but you’ll still need something else to jazz things up. And that’s where the sauce comes into the picture. Evenly distribute your favorite sandwich sauce from one end of the bun to the other. Some of our favorites include spicy mayo, honey mustard or pesto.

The Tasty Cheese

Many people like to put cheese on their chicken sandwich because of the extra flavor it adds - and we couldn’t agree more! Mild cheeses like American, provolone or cheddar are all safe bets. They’re creamy but not overpowering. If you want to add extra spice to your sandwich, try a spicy cheese like pepper jack or habanero cheddar.

The Toppings

The toppings you pick depend on the flavors you’re going for. Most chicken sandwiches pair well with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions. But other sandwiches take things to the next level by adding coleslaw, grilled onions, mushrooms, spinach and avocados. Yum!

As long as you master these ingredients, you can make the perfect chicken sandwich right in your own kitchen! Of course, if you don’t want to mess your kitchen, or you’re simply looking for some inspiration, stop into La Rosa Chicken and Grill and order a chicken sandwich or entree.

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