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Spicy pulled chicken club sandwiches

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Filled with spicy pulled chicken, this dish is a flavourful twist on a classic club sandwich. Try serving with potato wedges to complete the dish.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+ cooling time)
Spicy pulled chicken club sandwiches


  • 1.5kg Coles RSPCA Approved Whole Chicken
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • 2 cups (500ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 12 bacon rashers, trimmed
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) maple syrup
  • 18 slices Coles Bakery Sourdough Vienna
  • ¼ cup (75g) mayonnaise
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 140°C. Place chicken, breast-side down, on a board. Use kitchen scissors to cut along either side of the backbone. Discard. Turn chicken over and press down on the breastbone to flatten. Place in a roasting pan.
  2. Step 2

    Combine paprika, coriander, cumin, oregano, thyme and celery salt in a bowl. Season well with pepper. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over the chicken. Pour in stock. Cover tightly with foil. Roast, basting occasionally with pan juices, for 1½ hours or until chicken is very tender.
  3. Step 3

    Increase oven to 200°C. Remove foil and roast for a further 20 mins or until chicken is golden brown. Set aside to cool slightly. Use 2 forks to coarsely shred the chicken, discarding the bones.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, line a baking tray with baking paper. Place bacon in a single layer over lined tray. Brush evenly with maple syrup. Bake, turning occasionally, for 10 mins or until caramelised.
  5. Step 5

    Heat a chargrill pan on high. Cook the bread for 1-2 mins each side or until lightly charred.
  6. Step 6

    Place a bread slice on each serving plate. Spread with half the mayonnaise. Top with half the lettuce, tomato and chicken. Top each with another bread slice and spread with remaining mayonnaise. Top with bacon and remaining tomato, chicken, lettuce and bread. Secure with skewers.