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Chicken Caesar Sandwich

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Ah, the Chicken Caesar Sandwich—a classic with a twist. If you love the rich, tangy flavors of a Caesar salad and the hearty satisfaction that comes from sinking your teeth into a well-made sandwich, you’re in for a treat.

Imagine crisp romaine lettuce and tender chicken slices harmonizing with a garlicky, creamy Caesar dressing, all enveloped between two pieces of perfectly toasted sourdough bread. We’re elevating the humble sandwich into something you could serve at a weekend lunch or even as a casual dinner.

Two halves of a chicken sandwich stacked together with a wooden pick plus potato chips on a plate.

This isn’t just any sandwich. It’s a Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich where every layer is packed with flavor. From the garlic-rubbed, toasted sourdough to the fresh, crunchy romaine and shaved Parmesan, we’re talking layers of flavor that are simple yet oh-so-delicious.

In just 25 minutes, you’ll go from ingredients to indulgence. And don’t worry, we’ve got options for everyone. Whether you make your own Caesar dressing from scratch or opt for a store-bought version, we won’t judge. It’s all about making a meal that fits into your life while still giving you that home-cooked satisfaction.

Here is Why This Chicken Caesar Sandwich Recipe Works

  • Layered Flavors: The garlic-rubbed sourdough provides the perfect foundation for the juicy slices of chicken. The crisp Romaine adds freshness and crunch while the Caesar dressing ties it all together with its rich, tangy, creaminess to every bite.
  • Quick and Convenient: This recipe comes together in under 25 minutes. And it is even faster if you use pre-cooked chicken and store-bought Caesar dressing.
  • The best of both worlds: This sandwich is a playful nod to the classic Caesar salad. By transforming it into a sandwich, you’re giving this well-loved dish a modern, casual twist and a convenient way to enjoy the flavors without a fork and knife.
A wedge of parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler and shavings o the cheese on a wooden cutting board. A plate with lettuce, a jar of Caesar dressing and a plate of sliced chicken in the background.

The Ingredients for Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  • Pantry: Sourdough bread.
  • Fridge: Butter, Parmesan cheese, Caesar salad dressing.
  • Produce: Garlic cloves, Romaine lettuce.
  • Meat: Cooked chicken.

You can use rotisserie chicken or grill up some chicken breasts or thighs and slice them thinely. You can even use deli meat if you want.

For the Caesar salad dressing, we prefer our homemade Caesar dressing recipe because it is so thick and creamy but the storebought stuff works fine as well.

If you don’t have sourdough bread, you can replace with any other type of bread.

How to Make Our Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Here is a brief overview to get an idea of what to expect with the recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  1. Toast the bread: Toast the bread then rub it with garlic.
  2. Assemble Layers: Spread Caesar dressing on one side of the bread. Add sliced chicken, another dollop of dressing, shaved Parmesan, and romaine lettuce.
  3. Finish & Serve: Close the sandwich with the remaining slices of bread. Plate and enjoy!
Sandwich on a wooden cutting board.

Recipe Variations

  • Spicy Caesar Sandwich: Add a little kick by mixing some sriracha or a dash of hot sauce into your Caesar dressing or add a bit of chipotle aioli to one side of the sandwich.
  • Caesar Club Sandwich: Layer in some crispy bacon along with tomato and avocado slices.

Tips for Success

  • Cheese Matters: Opt for freshly shaved Parmesan if possible. Pre-shredded varieties often have added stabilizers that can impact the texture and flavor.
  • Garlic-Rub Technique: Don’t skip rubbing the toasted bread with garlic. It may seem minor, but it adds a subtle yet significant flavor boost that can make all the difference.

What to Pair with the Caesar Sandwich

If you’re looking to round out your lunch or dinner, these soup and salad options pair wonderfully with the Caesar sandwich.

Two halves of a chicken sandwich stacked together with a wooden pick and potato chips on a plate. A glass of water with a lemon slice in the background.

Make Ahead Option for the Chicken Sammie

If you make the sandwich in advance, don’t add the Romain. Instead, place the lettuce in a baggy and store it in your lunch box next to the sandwich.

You can add the lettuce when you are ready to eat. If you add a damp paper towel to the bag of lettuce, it will stay even crispier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make this recipe vegetarian?

To make it vegetarian, you could use grilled tofu or sauteed portobello mushrooms instead of the chicken.

Can I grill the sandwiches?

Absolutely. Make sure you leave the lettuce out of the sandwich while you grill it. When it is finished grilling, open it up and stuff the lettuce inside.

This chicken Caesar salad sandwich is proof that sometimes, the simplest recipes are the most satisfying.

This recipe was inspired by The Sandwich Bible.

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Two halves of a chicken sandwich stacked together with a wooden pick and potato chips on a plate.

Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Everything in a Caesar chicken salad, crunchy toasted bread, roasted chicken slices, salty Parmesan and a homemade Caesar dressing all in a Chicken Caesar Sandwich!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Pat Nyswonger


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 tablespoons caesar salad dressing homemade or storebought
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese shaved into large shards with vegetable peeler
  • 8 to 10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked (about 2 pieces)
  • Romaine lettuce


  • Set the oven on broil.
  • Butter each slice of bread on just one side, place the slices of bread on an un-greased baking sheet with the buttered side up, and transfer to the upper rack of the oven and toast the buttered bread just slightly. Watch the bread closely as it will toast quickly. Remove and transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Rub the toasted side with the garlic cloves.
  • Add one tablespoon of the dressing to each un-toasted side of the bread and spread to the edges. Divide the chicken slices between two slices of bread, drizzle another tablespoon of the salad dressing over the chicken. Divide the cheese between the two sandwiches, and place on top of the chicken.
  • Add pieces of romaine lettuce to each sandwich and place the prepared top slice of bread on the lettuce. Plate, serve and enjoy…


Serving: 1/2 sandwich | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 3mg

Pat Nyswonger

Pat is a wife, mom of four adult children, and grandmother to seventeen beautiful children. She is a self-taught home cook and loves creating delicious meals for her family and friends. Her kitchen is the hub of activity in her home, and she loves to entertain.

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Monday 27th of April 2015

wow, these look great! can't wait to make these :)


Monday 27th of April 2015

Thanks for visiting our blog space, I hope you try this recipe. :)

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