Chicken brie sandwich – not your typical chicken sandwich! The brie brings a nice creamy texture to the sweet savory chicken, the watercress adds a spicy peppery flavor, coupled with tomato and red onion, and it’s the perfect combination for a super tasty chicken sandwich. This is perfection!
It’s a refreshing summer meal alternative to hamburgers. I have to share with you how this recipe came to life. It all started about 17 years ago. Yes, that long! Which by the way I am enjoying my maturity level. But back to the amazing chicken sandwich. I used to visit a chain restaurant in LA where I would always order a yummy salad. That day it was a hot summer day and I was really craving something other than a salad, but still needed something refreshing. The sandwich was a chicken brie sandwich and it was a seasonal offering. I was a bit hesitant to order it, but I am sure glad I did. It was so yummy. Well I went back two weeks later and it was off the menu. I was so disappointed! Not sure why I did not think to go home and make it back then.
Fast forward 16 years, I was walking through the aisles of my local farmers market and lo and behold I see watercress. That’s all it took, one long look at the watercress to bring that nostalgic moment. A wistful yearning for the happiness felt on that summer day. I was so determine to make that perfect chicken brie sandwich. I went home and made that delicious chicken brie sandwich. And let me tell you it was better than what I remember. I am not being biased either, a few others tried it and agreed it was super yummy. Including my test kitchen.
If you’re looking for something different than your typical chicken sandwich, give this recipe a try, it won’t disappoint you.
Chicken Brie Sandwich
- 4 boneless chicken breast
- 1 bunch watercress
- 8 ounces brie cheese sliced
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tomatoes sliced
- ¼ red onion thinly sliced
- 4 buns Kaiser, Brioche
- Salt and pepper
- Butter or oil
Cut the chicken breast in halves or thirds if they are big. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
Heat the skillet over medium high heat and add butter or oil.
When the skillet is hot, seared the chicken breast for about 3-4 minutes per side, depending on how thin you cut them. Once you have turned them, on the last 2 minutes of cooking time sprinkle some brown sugar on each piece and continue cooking. The brown sugar will began to melt on the chicken.
Once they are cooked remove them from the pan. Add the brie cheese immediately.
Cut in half and toast the buns with a little butter on a skillet.
You can now start assembling your sandwich. I like to start with the mayo, add the chicken, tomato, red onion, and watercress.