Delicious Club Sandwich with chicken and refried beans
2 small chicken breasts
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. taco seasoning (Link)
4 tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 small avocado, mashed
4 bacon strips
6 large slices of sourdough bread
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
some lettuce leaves, shredded
3.5 oz. (100g) refried beans, warmed (Link)
some pickled jalapeños, sliced (optional)
1. Wash and clean the chicken breast and cut into strips. Add together with two tablespoons of the vegetable oil and the taco seasoning to a small bowl and mix to combine. Cover and let marinate for about 20 minutes.
2. Add the sour cream to a small bowl, mix with lemon juice, and season with salt, and pepper. Place in the fridge until needed. Mash the avocado and season with some salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. Heat up a griddle pan. Add the bacon and fry from both sides until nicely browned and crisp. Take out of the pan and let drain on a piece of kitchen paper. Set aside. Keep the pan at a high temperature, then add the chicken and fry until nicely browned from all sides and cooked through – about 4-6 Minutes. Take out of the pan and keep warm with the bacon. Clean the pan with a piece of kitchen paper, brush the bread with the remaining oil and fry the bread as well in the pan until crisp with some charred spots/lines on the surface.
4. To assemble one of the sandwiches place a slice of the bread on a plate. Spread about half of the mashed avocado on the slice of bread, place some sliced tomatoes on top, two slices of bacon (broken into pieces), as well as some shredded lettuce. Drizzle with a tablespoon of sour cream and top with a slice of bread. Spread half of the warm refried beans on the bread, arrange half of the chicken strips on top, add some lettuce, tomato slices, and pickled jalapeños (optional) and drizzle with some more sour cream. Finish the sandwich with a last slice of bread and repeat everything for the second sandwich. I recommend sticking a wooden skewer into the sandwiches so everything stays in place. Serve with some tortilla chips.
Keywords: club sandwiches, tex-mix, refried beans, chicken