When most people think of a sandwich, they picture bread. So, can you make a sandwich without bread? Sure, you can!
Low-carb dieters are probably familiar with the concept of ordering a burger or sandwich without the bun when dining out.
Keto No-Bread Chicken Sandwich puts a unique spin on the classic dish. We don’t use any bread at all. Instead, we use chicken as the main ingredient.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein. It is also a good source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B 6, and niacin. In this recipe, it also doubles as your new “bread.”
Research shows that poultry meat, including chicken, can help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and even cancer when consumed as part of a vegetable-rich diet (1).
You can add more vegetables to your low carb diet by focusing on green, leafy vegetables. These are low in calories and carbs and high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Our sandwich recipe calls for all the basic fillings of a regular sandwich, including mayo, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. This makes a perfect meal to eat at home or at work.
Gouda is a great cheese to add to your high-fat diet. It’s a good source of vitamin B12 and calcium, and has a decadent texture, thanks to its high-fat profile.
Studies show that in addition to supporting healthy bone structures, calcium is needed for vascular health. It’s also needed for nerve transmission, muscle function, inner-cell signalling, and hormone secretion (2).
You can use any sauce you’d like for this recipe. We recommend homemade mayo made with healthy oils and no sugar. You can also use mashed avocado or guacamole, which is high in fat and fiber to help keep you full.
These Keto No-Bread Chicken Sandwiches would make the perfect finger food at your next gathering. They also make a great lunch for anyone in your house, including kids.
You can make some ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat. Serve with low-carb veggies and ranch dressing for dipping in place of fries.
Let’s Do It!
Slice the chicken lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
Fry chicken in olive oil in a stovetop pan over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.
Remove the chicken from heat and allow it to cool for a minute. Spread the mayo on each half. See our step-by-step how to make mayonnaise.
Place the Gouda slice, tomato slices, and lettuce leaf on one half. Add salt and pepper.
Top the sandwich with the other chicken slice and enjoy!
More low-carb sandwich recipes you can try:
- Bacon Cheese Egg Bites ‘Sandwich’
- Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Cloud Bread Sandwich with Bacon and Avocado
Keto No-Bread Chicken Sandwich
- Cut chicken filet in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken breast and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side.
- Transfer cooked chicken on a cutting board. Spread mayo on each chicken half.
- Arrange lettuce leaf, Gouda slice and tomato slices on one half. Season with salt and pepper.
- Close the “sandwich” with another chicken half and enjoy!