Pulled chicken sandwich with pickled fennel

Made with tender pulled chicken and pickled fennel, this tasty sandwich recipe will take your lunch game to the next level.



Note: + cooling time



  • 2 Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Breast Fillets, halved horizontally
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine or extra chicken stock
  • 1 cup (300g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch tarragon or basil, leaves picked, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (50g) roasted cashews, chopped
  • 2 tbs drained baby capers
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Coles Bakery Stone Baked by Laurent Sourdough Baguette, cut into 4 even portions, split horizontally
  • 1 green oak leaf lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

Pickled fennel

  • 1 fennel, finely shaved
  • 1 cup (250ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs sea salt flakes



Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the chicken and garlic in a roasting pan. Pour over the stock and wine or extra stock. Season. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 mins or until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool.


Meanwhile, to make the pickled fennel, place fennel in a heatproof bowl. Combine vinegar, sugar, salt and ½ cup (125ml) water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Pour over fennel, reserving 2 tbs of the pickling liquid in a small heatproof bowl. Set aside to cool completely. Drain well.


Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, tarragon or basil, chives, cashew, capers and pepper in a bowl. Stir in the reserved pickling liquid.


Transfer the chicken to a heatproof bowl and use 2 forks to coarsely shred. Add the chicken to the mayonnaise mixture and gently stir to combine.


Divide the baguette bases among serving plates. Top with the lettuce, avocado, onion, chicken mixture and pickled fennel. Top with the baguette tops and serve immediately.

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