Pan-Seared Chicken Sandwich with Avocado Mayo

Creamy avocado mayonnaise and crisp, smoky bacon are an irresistible combination that would taste great on a wide variety of sandwiches, but we think the flavors work especially well with chicken.

To make this tasty sandwich, we pan seared our chicken breasts in a little of the bacon drippings and layered them on rolls with crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, bacon and a generous dollop of the avocado-mayo. The concoction is a little decadent, but so delicious.

Pan-Seared Chicken Sandwich with Avocado Mayo

Pan-Seared Chicken Sandwich with Avocado Mayo

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Pan-seared boneless chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado mayonnaise make up this delicious, soul-satisfying sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lb)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne, optional
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 sandwich rolls, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce

For the avocado mayonnaise:

  • 2 medium Hass avocados, mashed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 small clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the avocados, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and garlic in a small bowl until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • If your chicken breasts have tenderloins attached, remove them and reserve for another use.
  • Place the breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound them to a uniform thickness of 1/2-inch.
  • Season with salt, pepper and a sprinkling of cayenne if desired.
  • Fry the bacon until crisp, drain on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat.
  • Add the oil to the bacon fat and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken in a single layer and cook until golden on the outside and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Build the sandwich by adding a layer of lettuce and tomato to each roll. Top with a piece of chicken, 2 slices of bacon and a generous dollop of avocado mayo. Serve immediately.
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