Chicken Sandwich

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Chicken sandwich, also popularly called as chicken burger or even chicken on a bun is a type of sandwich. It is made of different types of breads stuffed with skinless and boneless chicken. It is a American on-the-go meal. Over the years, this  American fast food has become a popular dish all over the world.

 

 

Ingredients and Preparation

 

Chicken breast is the main ingredient for making chicken sandwich. Chicken can be prepared in many ways.

·         It can be battered and fried.

·          It can also be grilled.

·         It can be marinated or basted in different marinades.

Toppings like tomato, lettuce, onions, pickles, olives, jalapenos, cucumber and bell peppers are used as accoutrements. Different sauce like sweet onion sauce, honey mustard sauce, chipotle, chilli tomato, mayonnaise, mint sauce, etc  are used to enhance the flavor of the sandwich.

Chicken is prepared, bread is toasted or used as it is.

 

 

Serving

 

·         Chicken sandwich is served with condiments like ketchup and different sauces.

·         It can also be served with some side dishes like fries or potato wedges

 

 

Popular Variations

 

  • Subway serves a chicken sub which is similar to chicken sandwich. The bread is a long footlong bread.

 

 

Health and Nutrition Facts

 

Burger King - Original Chicken Sandwich ( deep fried chicken_

Serving size - 1 sandwich (204 g)

Calories - 583 cal, Fat - 31 g, Saturated fat - 7 g, Sodium - 1204 mg, Carbohydrates - 62 g, Protein - 26 g, Dietary fiber - 6 g

  • This chicken sandwich is very high in calories and fat. Nearly 47% calories are contributed from fat. It is very high in sodium and hence it falls into the junk food category. It should be strictly restricted for people who are obese and suffering from cardiovascular disorders. Even the hypertensive should restrict the intake of this sandwich
  • It is a good source of good quality protein and dietary fiber. Proteins form an important part of body building and recovery from diseases and surgeries.
  • Fresh vegetables,which make a good source of antioxidants and vitamins, are used as inclusions. They help to keep the body protected from free radical damage. It also helps to delay ageing and keeps the skin healthy. Different colored vegetables should be used to incorporate different flavanoids and carotenoids.
  • A healthier way to make chicken sandwich is by grilling or baking the chicken instead of frying it. This not only reduces the fat and calories but also make it easily digestible. 

 

Baked or grilled chicken sandwich

Serving size - 1 sandwich (204 g)

Calories - 262 cal, Fat - 5 g, Saturated fats - 1.4 g, Sodium - 300 mg

 

  • The healthier alternative has nearly half the calories compared to the commercially available unhealthy ones. Commercially, the chicken used is frozen with preservatives which contribute to sodium intake.
  • Baked and grilled sandwiches are healthy and can be consumed by people who are obese and are suffering from heart diseases.