Have you ever done the same thing over and over again, without knowing why? Once upon a time, in a prior life, Hubby, Kiddo and I traveled. We traveled state side. We traveled abroad. We were roaming the country side. When traveling state side, it really didn’t seem to matter the destination or hotel change, I was a creature of habit.
Touch down, retrieve the luggage and head for the hotel to settle in. Be it the Hyatt, Four Seasons or the Ritz Carlton, it really didn’t seem to matter. Most hotels with room service seemed to include a Chicken Club on the menu. Some offered sprouts, others avocados, depending upon local demands and tastes. Some came with fries, others something a bit more healthy (yeah, like serving a healthy side of cottage cheese off-set the bacon on the sandwich). First things first – order room service, then unpack. By the time room service arrived, we were ready to relax, eat and let the vacation begin. While Hubby varied his selection and Kiddo picked something from the child’s menu, I always had the chicken club. Don’t ask me why – it’s just one of those creature of habit deals. (So was rearranging the furniture in the hotel room, but that’s a whole other issue).
Now that we are home-bodies, I still like a good Chicken Club every now and again. Sometimes I’ll stick one of those frilly toothpick into the sandwich, just to give it that “room service” touch.
Chicken Club Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Ingredients – Chipotle Mayo
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Chipotle Seasoning
¼ Teaspoon Lime Juice
Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, whisk to blend well. Chill until ready to use.
Ingredients – Chicken Club Sandwich
2 lb Roasted Chicken Breasts – Deli sliced
1 Cup Mayonnaise or Chipotle Mayo (recipe above)
Salt & Pepper to Taste
12 Thick Slices of Bacon, cooked crisp
12 Slices of Italian bread or Soft Sour Dough Bread
4 Sliced of Tomato
4 Leaves of Lettuce
In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Cut strips in half. Divide for 4 sandwiches and set aside.
Toast 4 slices of bread, place on individual plates. Place 4 more slices of bread into toaster.
Spread mayonnaise or Chipotle Mayo on first slices of toasted bread. Top with chicken.
Spread mayonnaise or Chipotle Mayo on second slices of toast and place spread side down on top of chicken.
Place remaining 4 slices of bread into toaster. Spread additional mayonnaise or Chipotle Mayo on second slice of bread (both sides are coated). Place bacon on top of second slice.
Top bacon with sliced tomato and lettuce leaf. Spread mayonnaise on final slice of toast, place on top of sandwich. Press down LIGHTLY and cut sandwich in half diagonally. If desired, secure each half with a toothpick.
Serve with a dill pickle spear, a side of fries or a scoop of deli potato salad.