Club sandwich

Club sandwich

45 min
There is no need for you to go out to sink your teeth into a delicious chicken club sandwich with bacon. With our easy club sandwich recipe, you can make these delightful grilled sandwiches from scratch in under an hour. In this classic club sandwich recipe, we have decided to spice things up with a homemade curry mango dressing – and we promise you that you will not be disappointed by this, making for both a sweet and spiced flavour addition.


Curry dressing:
  • Mix crème fraiche with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Place the covered dressing in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat.
Club sandwich with chicken and bacon:
  • Toast the bread – for instance, on a grill pan.
  • Place the slices of bacon in a cold pan and fry them – first for 2 minutes at high heat and after this at medium heat until they are golden and crispy. Let the bacon drain on a piece of paper towel.
  • Dry off the pan. Sear the chicken for about 1 minute on each side and cook it at medium heat for about 6 minutes on each side. Take the meat out of the pan and let it rest on a cutting board for a couple of minutes before slicing it.
  • Spread curry dressing onto the bread and fill the slices of bread with bacon, chicken, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
  • Press the 4 sandwiches together and cut each sandwich into two. Stick a toothpick through each to secure them and eat the sandwiches immediately.

If you want to speed up the process of making homemade club sandwiches, you can cook the bacon in the oven while you prepare the dressing and vegetables, toast the bread, and cook the chicken on the stove. Oven-baked bacon is just as deliciously golden and crispy as bacon cooked in a pan.


When it comes to the bacon, first, make sure to buy some with a fairly high fat content, as this is what makes it crisp up nicely. In addition, to make it easier for yourself, prepare it in the oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C (regular oven). Place the bacon slices on a lined baking sheet and cook them for about 20 minutes in the middle of the oven. Baking bacon is incredibly easy as you do not need to babysit it or even flip the slices over – and you avoid the smoke and smell from frying bacon!

Questions about club sandwiches

Making delicious grilled sandwiches for lunch is quick and easy with our classic club sandwich recipe. Look below to learn more about club sandwiches by reading answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the tasty sandwich variety.

What is a club sandwich?
You may have been wondering: why is it called a club sandwich? The classic American sandwich is said to have been invented in the kitchen of a private social club in New York which is how it got its name. Traditionally, a club or clubhouse sandwich is made by stacking slices of cooked chicken or turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato between slices of toasted bread with a mayonnaise spread. Most often club sandwiches are cut in half, held together with toothpicks or cocktail sticks, and served with a side of crisps or chips.
How to make a club sandwich?
On the weekends when you have more time it is nice to spend some of it preparing a lunch that feels a bit special. Fortunately making a tasty club sandwich with bacon and chicken is easy. Toast bread, grill chicken and bacon and mix the dressing. Serve the sandwich while the bread as well as the chicken and bacon filling are still warm to enjoy the delicious flavours of the meat, vegetables, and curry dressing at their best.
Is a club sandwich hot or cold?
A classic club sandwich is assembled straight after the chicken and bacon have been cooked and served hot. This way the grilled club sandwich truly comes into its own. But of course, nothing is stopping you from enjoying club sandwiches cold if you prefer them this way or if you want to prepare them in advance and bring them with you to work, on a picnic, or the like.
How to serve a club sandwich?
Serve your club sandwiches hot immediately after assembling and cutting them in half. Make sure to use toothpicks or cocktail sticks to keep the delicious sandwiches from falling apart. Enjoy the grilled sandwiches as they are or serve them with golden crisps or chips on the side as you would see in an American diner.


Curry dressing:
Sour cream, 18%
200 ml
Mango chutney
1 tbsp
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp
Curry powder
1½ tsp
1 tsp
Coarse salt
½ tsp
Club sandwich with chicken and bacon:
Wholemeal sandwich bread
8 slices
Bacon (approx. 125 g)
8 slices
Chicken fillets
8 Leaves
Big tomatoes in slices
Pickles in slices

Club sandwiches – the classic lunch

A chicken club sandwich with bacon is an all-American lunch classic. Available at most restaurants and cafés across the world, there is a reason this grilled sandwich has become a favourite among many. The combination of simple yet mouth-wateringly delicious ingredients like chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on toasted bread makes for a well-rounded eating experience that hits all the spots.

Looking for more American lunch classics? Check out our recipes for BLT sandwiches and hot dogs – we promise they are just as delicious and easy to make as this chicken club sandwich with bacon.

Delicious chicken and bacon filling

Chicken and bacon is a classic combination that works well in a multitude of dishes like salads, stews, burgers, pies, and baked goods. As such, the pairing, being the classic club sandwich filling, is irresistible when put between toasted bread layered with a delicious curry mango dressing. The salty, crispy bacon of a perfect club sandwich accompanies the well-seasoned and moist chicken fillet beautifully and the golden bacon brings a delicious crunch to the tender chicken filling.

Use simple and high-quality ingredients

The best club sandwich recipe does not necessarily call for a range of 'fancy' or expensive ingredients, rather you should go for simple club sandwich fillings of good quality. In addition to well-seasoned chicken and crunchy bacon, this means crispy fresh lettuce, sweet ripe tomatoes, and deliciously salty and sour pickles. These well-chosen club sandwich ingredients all bring different tastes and textures to the sandwich and make eating one a delicious and multifaceted experience.

Savoury mango curry dressing

Although a traditional club sandwich has a spread of plain mayonnaise, we have chosen to elevate the American classic by pairing the chicken and bacon filling with a homemade curry dressing. Curry dressings work incredibly well with chicken and this creamy and fresh version made with crème fraiche and freshly squeezed lemon juice is no exception. The added mango chutney amps up the complexity of the flavour profile further by bringing sweet, sour, and spicy flavours to the savoury dressing. You can use store-bought chutney or experiment with making homemade mango chutney, which packs a bit of heat from fresh chilli and ginger.

Add your own touch

An easy way to experiment with our club sandwich recipe is to switch up the bread. The tasty and multifaceted filling will taste great on many different types of bread but you certainly cannot go wrong with varieties like ciabatta or sourdough bread as these flavourful bread have naturally crunchy crusts and crisp up well when you toast them.

If you want to experiment with stacking your club sandwich using three pieces of bread as is sometimes done, we recommend using a softer bread type like toast as this will make the sandwich much easier to stack and press together. Make sure to spread curry mango dressing onto both sides of the middle piece of bread to ensure a moist club sandwich.