This updated club sandwich includes lemon herb grilled chicken, homemade avocado ranch spread, plenty of bacon and lots of summer tomatoes.

This updated chicken club sandwich includes lemon herb grilled chicken, homemade avocado ranch spread, plenty of bacon and lots of summer tomatoes for a hearty yet easy meal.

If you’re a sandwich lover, you’ll adore this new take on the classic club. The homemade ranch spread is good on almost anything, so make extra!

A chicken club sandwich with chicken, bacon tomatoes and lettuce.

Is there anything better than a really good sandwich? This chicken avocado ranch club sandwich is definitely my new favorite, it’s got everything you could ever want in a sandwich. Plus I’ve got a recipe for a refreshing cucumber mango salad to go on the side!

My family is really into sandwiches – on Sunday nights when we all get together you can often find a make-your-own sandwich bar as the centerpiece of the meal. The great thing about sandwiches is that they’re super easy to customize, which means that everyone can have exactly what they want without you becoming a short order cook.

A roll filled with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes and greens.

How do you make a chicken club sandwich?

This sandwich starts off with grilled lemon herb chicken. I have a lemon chicken marinade that I use constantly and I change up the herbs depending on my mood. That being said, you can really use any chicken for this recipe – leftover roasted or grilled chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store would also work really well.

A grilled chicken sandwich with avocado ranch sauce.

The chicken gets sliced up and layered on your favorite bread with plenty of bacon, tomatoes (the more colorful the better!), lettuce and an avocado ranch sauce. This sauce is a little different than my normal ranch powder mix. This time we’re using fresh herbs which get blended in the food processor with ripe avocado and sour cream to make an amazing sauce.

A chicken sandwich with a bowl of mango cucumber salad on the side.

No sandwich is complete without a side, and today I’m skipping the chips and opting for something a little lighter. This cucumber mango salad is a refreshing way to get your fruits and veggies in. If you’d like to kick it up a bit, you can add some sliced chiles like I did here, but I would definitely recommend omitting the chiles for the kids. This salad was inspired by these adorable mini mangoes that my mom brought me all the way from Los Angeles, they’re about 3 inches long!

Mangoes in a colander.

Anyways, you toss the mango and cucumber slices with a really simple dressing of lime juice, honey and olive oil and then you’re done. Dinner is served!

Cucumber Mango Salad

In my opinion, this sandwich has it all – creamy sauce, crispy bacon, well seasoned chicken, juicy summer tomatoes and crunchy greens. What’s your favorite sandwich?

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Chicken Club Sandwich

AuthorSara Welch
This updated club sandwich includes lemon herb grilled chicken, homemade avocado ranch spread, plenty of bacon and lots of summer tomatoes.
This updated club sandwich includes lemon herb grilled chicken, homemade avocado ranch spread, plenty of bacon and lots of summer tomatoes.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Serves 4 sandwiches


For the chicken

  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the avocado ranch spread

  • 1 cup sour cream light is fine
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and flesh removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh dill can substitute 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of sliced green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the sandwich

  • 4 sandwich rolls
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 3-4 heirloom tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 cup microgreens OR 4 leaves of romaine or butter lettuce


  • For the chicken: Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, Italian herb seasoning, salt and pepper in a large resealable bag.
  •  Add the chicken and marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 8 hours.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side until done. Slice into thin strips. Alternatively you can cook the chicken inside on a grill pan.
  • For the avocado ranch spread: Combine all ingredients in a food processor; process until completely smooth.
  • To assemble: Slice your rolls in half. Toast the rolls if desired.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of the avocado ranch sauce on the bottom piece of bread. Add 2 slices of bacon and sliced chicken. Top with sliced tomatoes and greens. Add more ranch spread to the top of the roll if desired.


Calories: 824kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m always on the lookout for a killer sandwich. This chicken club is it. The avocado ranch sauce is amazing.

  2. Oh my goodness those mini mangos are so cute! This sandwich looks totally perfect and packed full of flavor….yum!

  3. That side salad looks and sounds fantastic! I’ve never seen little mangos like those. Sandwiches are the best for quick and easy meals and you’re right, they can be made with ingredients that everyone loves.

  4. I adore any kind of homemade ranch dressing, with add-ins or as is. This sandwich looks fantastic!!

  5. This looks so darned easy, appealing (great pics!), and super delicious. This may just have to go on our rotation of using leftover chicken!

  6. This cannot get any better! You have made the perfect sandwich (and let’s be honest, anything that includes avocado is amazing in my books!)

  7. For reals? This looks amazing. I love the crusty bread. I love that you used white chicken meat. You know I love mangoes 🙂
    I’d swim in that avocado ranch dressing!

  8. it has been a SUPER hot summer here, and sandwiches happen pretty often – I will be adding this to our next sandwich night for sure

  9. Oh my…the sandwich and cucumber mango salad sound equally delicious! What cute little mangos!

  10. That sauce has me absolutely drooling!! What a fantastic sandwich (and sandwiches are notoriously hard to photograph; you’ve done an outstanding job)!! Definitely going to try this one (and great for a picnic)!

    1. Thanks Kristy! I agree with you that sandwiches are hard to photograph, I literally went to every grocery store in a 10 mile radius to check out their bread selection before I bought anything because I was determined to get a good shot of this one 🙂