This Italian chicken sandwich recipe bring your sandwich experience to another level! I firmly believe that life is too short to eat bad quality bread, so treat yourself to some wholesome granary or (my favourite for this) seeded sourdough from your local bakery to pack this tasty Mediterranean-style chicken mix into.


  • 4 thick slices of crusty wholemeal, sourdough or granary bread
  • 1 pre-cooked chicken breast
  • 1 small baby gem lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tbsp pitted black olives, chopped
  • Handful baby tomatoes, quartered
  • 5 small radishes, quartered
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ½ a ripe avocado, cubed
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • Handful flaked almonds
  • 1 tsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

For the dressing

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch salt


  • STEP 1

    Firstly, make the dressing in a small bowl. Start with the mustard and then, using a small hand whisk or a teaspoon, whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Whisk in the lemon juice and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • STEP 2

    Shred or finely chop the chicken. Transfer to a bowl and add all the salad ingredients and toss together with the seasoning.

  • STEP 3

    Stir in a tablespoon of the dressing and gently combine. Add more dressing if you like, but you don’t want too much or your bread will go soggy.

  • STEP 4

    Lay out two bread slices and spoon an equal amount of mixture on each slice (or save one portion in the fridge, covered, for the next day’s sandwich). Top with the remaining slices. Transfer to a sandwich box or wrap carefully in foil and enjoy for your lunch later.

Go Greek (and veggie)

Swap the chicken for feta cheese, drained and cubed, and you’ve basically got a Greek salad in a sandwich!


Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (