Sandwich Report Card: Chicken Club

Filed Under: Sandwich
In the mid-Atlantic, 3 sandwiches go head-to-head for a chance to be the regional champ. The second of these is the chicken club sandwich from the W Hotel. Get the facts on this contender and the recipe so you can make it at home.







Sandwich:
Chicken Club Sandwich

Where to Find It:
W Hotel
515 15th Street NW
Washington,DC 20004

History:
Built in 1917, this hotel was the closest neighbor to the White House. Everyone from presidents to celebrities to CEOs are known to stay here. This hotel was where Elvis secretly met with President Nixon, the presidents' Thanksgiving turkeys waited before being pardoned, and where The Godfather Part II was shot.


BITE Score Rating:

B- Bread is golden brown; really moist and delicious
I – It’s not just sliced chicken breast; it’s chicken breast that is rich, lush and full of levels of flavor
T- Most club sandwiches don’t have an egg or avocado, so the taste is unique
E – You would never know about this sandwich if you didn’t have a room here. You can have it on your own terms.

Results: Defeated by the CSS Virginia


Recipe:

Ingredients
* 8 oz Chicken Paillard, herb oil marinated and grilled
* 3 slices of Nueski bacon, cooked to crisp
* 4 slices of beefsteak tomato
* 1 large leaf of Bibb or Romaine lettuce
* 1/4 avocado, sliced
*  4 Tbs. mayonnaise
* 1 egg, seasoned with salt and pepper and fried sunny side up
* 3 slices of sourdough bread

Directions
* Toast bread. Spread mayo lightly and evenly over all slices of toast, then layer on top chicken, bacon and avocado.
* Top with the second slice of bread, then layer on top lettuce, tomato & egg.
* Top with final piece of bread.

Extras
Serve with:
* 2 oz Mesclun salad
* 3 oz French fries

Press sandwich down then put toothpicks in each corner. Trim crusts, then cut on a diagonal twice to create 4 triangles. Place on large round plate with fries. Put salad in small side bowl with a side of house vinaigrette.


You Might Also Like

A Day With Adam Richman

Eat, drink and shop the Adam ...

Sandwich Report Card: Pulled ...

Get to know JR's BBQ in Culver ...

Adam's Favorite Lobster Roll

Visit the Galley in Naples, ME, ...

Marques de Riscal

Relax and enjoy a glass or three ...

More Travel Inspirations

HGTV Urban Oasis
HGTV Urban Oasis 2014

Enter daily for a chance to win a grand prize worth over $1.5M, located in Atlanta.

Food.com App
Sign Up for the Thanksgiving Newsletter

Get the essential Food Network email featuring time saving tips, recipes and how-to videos.

Food Network Back to School
Food Network's Back to School Recipes

Win over the kids with these easy, time-saving dinners the family will love.

 

See Also

Best Sandwich: The Final Contestants

Get a look at the 10 mouthwatering finalists ...

Best Sandwich in America: New England Pictures

Adam Richman’s quest brings him to New ...

Best Sandwich in America: Southwest Pictures

Adam's search brings him to the Southwest, ...