Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bacon Avocado Chicken Club with Garlic-Basil Mayo

You. guys.

This. sandwich.

This is the sandwich that dreams are made of (Yah, that made way more sense in my head)!

But, seriously. If I was Oprah, this would be dubbed my “favorite things” sandwich… and you would all be getting one! haha

Umm hello: Grilled chicken, melted creamy swiss cheese, crispy salty bacon, cool & creamy avocado, Garlic Basil Mayo (OH MAN!), and a little lettuce, tomato, and red onion = best sandwich of. my. life.

It’s a club sandwich taken way up to the next level… The garlic basil mayo takes it out. of. the. park. 

This sandwich is my at-home take on old favorite from the Cheesecake Factory. I LOVE re-creating restaurant dishes at home! It’s cheaper, you can tweak the flavors to your preference & you know exactly what is going on your plate!

Win. Win. Win.

Okay, seriously guys, GO MAKE THIS SANDWICH. I’m seriously considering making it again for tonight’s dinner. Yes, it was that good.

You. are. welcome. 😉

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Bacon Avocado Chicken Club with Garlic Basil Mayo

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35-40 minutes

Hands down, my favorite sandwich EVER (it will be TOUGH to beat!)!


For the Garlic-Basil Mayo:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 garlic cloves, grated
6 basil leaves, chopped
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper

For the Sandwiches:
3-4 chicken breasts (depending on how much meat you want on each sandwich)
8 thick slices of bread of choice
4 slices of swiss cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked crispy
2 avocados, pitted and sliced
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced


For the Garlic-Basil Mayo:
Mix ingredients together and set aside until ready to use.

For the Sandwiches:
Season chicken with spices of choice (I just dashed on a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder). Grill over medium heat until cooked through and the juices run clear (6-9 minutes per side, may vary depending on size of chicken breasts). Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

While chicken is resting, preheat the broiler in your oven. Also, toast all 8 slices of bread and spread about 1 tablespoons of garlic basil mayo on 4 of the slices of bread. Place them (mayo side up) on a baking sheet.

Slice the chicken breasts and layer evenly amongst the 4 prepared slices of bread. Top each one with a slice of swiss cheese and place under the broiler just long enogh to melt the cheese (should only take about a minute).

Remove from oven and top each with one with 2 slices of bacon, and a few slices of avocado. On the other 4 slices of toasted bread: add additional garlic herb mayo, lettuce, tomato, and red onion and then place the 2 halves together. Slice on a diagonal (you can place a toothpick in each half to hold them together) and serve hot!

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43 Responses to “Bacon Avocado Chicken Club with Garlic-Basil Mayo”

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    Maria — May 9, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Love the avocado on top!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 9, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Sorry, let me wipe the drool off my chin… o.O Wow!! Tina, this looks epic. Everything is better with garlic but the basil addition – floored me.

    • Tina replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      haha! it’s definitley a must. make. My favorite sandwich ever (bold statement, i know)

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    Cassie — May 9, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Love it. The garlic-basil mayo has me drooling!

    • Tina replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

      hah I could seriously dip anything in that stuff!

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    Kathryn — May 9, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Garlic basil mayo?! I want to eat that on everything!

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    Mimi Avocado — May 9, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    We’ll be making your sandwich here on the avocado ranch for sure. The farmers around here will love it! Shared a link to your post on our FB page today…Facebook/Avocados-Direct. Thank you!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 9, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    I’ll take this with extra bacon please 🙂

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 9, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    NOw THAT’s a sandwich! Love it!

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    Nancy — May 9, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    There are so many things RIGHT with this title I can’t even stand it.

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    Bev Weidner — May 9, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Once I regain vision, I’m ON IT.

  10. 10

    Rachel — May 9, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Ok I’m definitely making this tonight!! I was thinking a BLT, but this one sounds so much better! 🙂

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    Lane @ Supper for a Steal — May 9, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    These are going to be our weekend lunch. Holy sandwich this looks delicous!

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    Jessica — May 9, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    I just ate dinner but am seriously hungry again just reading this post. I think clubs are a phenomenal thing because it’s basically just stacking a mile-high sandwich and throwing bacon on top. How is that ever a bad idea?

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 9, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    Looks amazing! Yum!!!! I wish I saw this earlier tonight, I would of made it for dinner! A couple hours to late!

  14. 14

    Rachel Cooks — May 10, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Sandwich perfection! Amazing!

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    Paige Shannon — May 10, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    This looks amazing! Can you tell me what type of bread you used? Thanks – would love to make it this weekend.

    • Tina replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 11:22 am

      i just used white bread from the deli section, but you can use anything… sourdough, italian, etc…

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    Krystyna — May 10, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    I just made this tonight after seeing the recipe yesterday. It is delicious! It also was easier to make than I thought. I can’t wait to eat the extras for lunch tomorrow!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — May 10, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    My husband would love this! Looks awesome!

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    Hannah — May 11, 2012 @ 4:48 am

    Hello Tina! I hope PW Wednesdays come back soon, it’s fun to see just how different one dish can look just cooked by four different women. Hope next PW Wednesday recipe will be as much fun !!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 11, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    LOVE this more than you know! Chicken, bacon and avocado together is like my all time favorite sandwich combination!

    • Tina replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 11:21 am

      me too! 😉

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    Lauren — May 11, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Definitely making this for dinner tonight. Thanks!

  21. 21

    Emily — May 11, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    My GOODNESS. I need this NOW!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 13, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    Oh my, this baby is packed! I definitely need to make this soon. Maybe right now? It’s only 12:25 AM…

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    Kayleigh — May 13, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    Just discovered your blog – love it. This recipe looks great. It’s now on the dinner menu for this week.

    • Tina replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 11:21 am

      yay! Welcome!! 🙂

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    Baking Serendipity — May 15, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    I will gladly accept one of these sandwiches 🙂 It looks amazing!

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    Talia — May 15, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Mercy! This looks amazing. I found you via Pinterest (love!) and am thrilled to meet you.

    This has been quickly added to my “Must Make/Must Eat” list.

    • Tina replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

      so glad you foudn me! Welcome 🙂

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    angela — May 16, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    I made this last night and it was a HUGE hit! Best sandwich.EVER.

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    Paige Shannon — May 16, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Thanks for the response – I will just have to look again – I just love the thick cut! I know it will taste great on any bread but of course, yours looks delicious!!!

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    Chels R. — May 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    All of my favorite flavors! Yeah, I do believe my dreams are made up of this!

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    alex — May 23, 2012 @ 4:33 am

    your recipe looks great but i was wondering if it was possible to store the garlic mayo? (:

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    Lurker from Belgium — September 18, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    I am a bit late to the game but I had been missing food from home and thought this was a great idea. It was delicious! Thank you for your recipes.

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    Madison — October 10, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    Yumm! I really love the garlic basil mayo- how long will that stay good in the fridge?

    • Tina replied: — October 10th, 2012 @ 10:29 am

      it should be good for 1-3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container… it doesn’t last THAT long b/c of the fresh herbs

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    Carol — November 6, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Amazing sandwich! I made it with dried herbs and used the mayo on a turkey sandwich. I had all the ingredients except fresh herbs. Still great! Used portugese sweet bread I had on hand…very good too. Great use for leftover bacon from a brunch I did on Sunday! Thanks loved it!

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    Helen — May 12, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    Thank you for posting this, I made this sandwich and it changed my life 🙂

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    Bida — September 11, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    I have no idea how I got here: I think I do, I saw a photo of food and I clicked on it and ended here, and I am liking what I see. I am going to try wild Ugandan guinea fowl instead of chicken to see how it is.

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    april — August 1, 2015 @ 12:32 am

    I forgot to ask u did u cook the garlic??? please please PLEASE answer quickly because I’m planning to make this amazing… no no that’s not the word this SCRUMPTIOUS sandwich!!!?


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